Student Spotlight: Julia Kane

Julia Kane came to UD with a strong interest in the social sciences, specifically psychology, because she enjoys learning about human behavior and its motivations. Upon discovering that UD offers a disability studies minor, Julia added it to her program plan because of her positive experience volunteering with individuals with special needs. She sees her minor as the “perfect pairing” with psychology, which she intends to declare as her major this spring. Long-term, Julia is planning to attend graduate school and is considering a career as a school psychologist.

Julia is glad that she entered UD as an undeclared student because she was hesitant to make such a big decision too early in her college career. Being a UST student allowed her to keep her options open, take some classes to see if they were a good fit for her while also fulfilling breadth requirements, and explore some other interest areas while working with her advisor, Lys Murray. Julia told us that her advisor has been an “incredible resource” who suggested relevant classes, provided faculty contacts, and served as a source of great advice and encouragement!

 

Student Spotlight: Brianna Anderson

Brianna hails from the historic Borough of Flemington in New Jersey. She entered UD in Fall 2016 with a primary interest in the health sciences. After taking courses in biology, chemistry, anatomy, and nutrition, and meeting with both her UST advisor and an advisor from the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, Brianna decided to declare a major in Health Behavior Science with a minor in Psychology. Brianna told us that she appreciated having Margie Kiter Edwards as her advisor because she was thoughtful, treated her like an individual, and answered her many questions.

In the Know: Choosing and Declaring a Major

There is no University policy restricting students from declaring a major based on GPA. Restricted majors are limited by accreditation or other academic requirements (e.g. prerequisites) and the availability of resources and facilities.

Many departments accept applications for unrestricted majors at any time during the year and admit students on a rolling basis. For example, students may earn the B.A. in Criminal Justice by completing 30 credits in CRJU classes, 15 credits of related social science coursework, and the breadth and skills requirements for the University and the College of Arts & Sciences.

This major offers undergraduate students an opportunity to pursue studies leading to law school, graduate school, or a career in the administration of justice. Job opportunities include detective, probation officer, corrections counselor, and court administrator.

In the Know: Transfer Credit

Upon completion of a course at another school, students should send an official transcript directly to the Registrar at UD in a secure manner:

Registrar-Transfer Credit
University of Delaware
210 S. College Avenue
Newark, DE 19716

If the external institution offers an electronic transcript option, the student may request that the external institution send a password protected, official transcript directly to UD at the address transfercredit@udel.edu. Electronic transcripts forwarded from the student are deemed unofficial.

Two weeks after the official transcript has been sent to UD, review UDSIS to ensure the credits have been posted. If not posted, verify UD has received the official transcript by contacting transfercredit@udel.edu.