Course Recommendations by Interest Area

Associate in Art program (AAP) students are encouraged to choose one of eight interest areas to focus their beginning course work. AAP Academic Advisors help students focus on their specific areas of interest, refine their skills and abilities, and stay on track to declare a major that matches their educational goals. This is an overview of course options for these areas of study and should be used as a quick resource.  For major-specific requirements, it is recommended that students refer to the academic catalog and speak to their academic advisor.  Course options are available on select campuses and online.

Arts & Humanities Interest

Math Requirement: MATH114 or higher

Foreign Language Requirement: 107 level for most majors. Check catalog for major-specific requirements

Group A & B: Select major and major related course options, whenever possible. 

Business Interest

Foreign Language Requirement:

107 level or higher – International Business Studies, Fashion Merchandising, Organizational & Community Leadership

Math Requirement:

MATH114 – Economics B.A., Hotel Restaurant & Institutional Management, Organizational & Community Leadership

MATH221* (MATH 115 prerequisite) – Other majors

Group C: ECON101, ECON103, BUAD301 (online), PSYC100, SOCI201, BUAD309 (online), LEAD100

Group D: MATH221, MATH201

Recommended Courses: COMM212

Education Interest

*Please note the Elementary Teacher Education option available on the Wilmington and Georgetown campuses

Math Requirement: MATH114 (Please note that there are separate math requirements for BS and BSED degrees, but MATH114 is required to earn UST-AA degree.)

* If interested in teaching high school, please select the academic subject of interest.

Environmental Studies Interest

Foreign Language Requirement: 107 level for majors in the College of Arts and Sciences and College of Earth, Ocean and Environment

Math Requirement: MATH114 -241 (depending upon major; please check catalog for major-specific math requirements)

Group D: BISC207, BISC208, CHEM103, CHEM104, ENWC201, MATH221 or 241, PLSC204

Life & Health Sciences Interest

Math Requirement: MATH114, MATH115, MATH117, MATH221, MATH241 (depending upon major; please check catalog for major-specific math requirements)

Group D: BISC207, BISC208, CHEM103, CHEM104, ENWC201, MATH221 or 241, NTDT200 (online)

 Physical & Applied Sciences Interest

Math Requirement: MATH221 or MATH241 (prerequisite MATH115 or MATH117)

Foreign Language Requirement: 107 level for majors in College of Arts and Sciences and College of Earth Ocean and Environment, College of Engineering additional breadth can be met by any foreign language course at the 107 level or higher

Group D:  BISC207, BISC208, CHEM104, CHEM 104, MATH221, MATH241, MATH201



Katherine B. Ross Education Scholarship

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Epsilon Rho Zeta Chapter is seeking college undergraduate and graduate students  for our  Katherine B. Ross Education Scholarship award.

The purpose of the $1920 nonrenewable scholarship, is to assist college and graduate students pursuing a degree in education and to promote Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. scholarship principles. This scholarship targets under-represented minority students (African-Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans)  who are residents of New Castle County, Delaware or students matriculating at a Delaware college or university. It is particularly aimed at African-American females.

For more information and to apply, visit . All applications must be postmarked by December 31, 2018 

Contact, for any questions.

Flash Writing Contest!

Calling all Georgetown AAP students!
If you enjoy literature or writing, you are highly encouraged to sign up for the Peer Mentor conducted Flash Writing Contest in Georgetown!
On the weekend following Thanksgiving, a prompt will be emailed out with a theme which all submissions must contain. Students may contribute any piece of short fiction, however, poetry or flash fiction (short story) are highly suggested as a 25-line or 5 page length limit will be in place. You will get all weekend to write your story, and we will meet in the UD computer lab (room 182) during the common hour (4:00pm) on Monday, November 26 to discuss and share what we’ve written! Sharing during the open forum is not required, so don’t be shy!
All contests must have winners, so two pieces will be chosen and elected for publication on the UD AAP Blog/Website!

Interested in learning more or to sign up as a contestant, email Trevor Roe ( prior to Black Friday (11/23) to secure a spot in the contest!
Also, please don’t hesitate to email Trevor if you have any questions, and LET’S GET READY TO WRITE!

UD’s Career Services visiting Wilmington on November 5!

Career Services will be sending Rachel Coppola to visit us on Monday, November 5 12:25-1:15pm. She’ll be hosting a workshop in the Baby Grand (right around the corner from the UDDC building) where she will teach our students about services available to UD students, choosing a major/career, and resources to help you no matter where you are at with the process of selecting a major and career path. Attendance is expected for students enrolled in UNIV116, but is open for all UD AAP students.

AAP Wilmington Course Registration Advising Session 10/29/18

UD AAP Wilmington students: do you need help with course registration for winter and spring semesters? Join us Monday, October 29 – 12:25-1:15pm in the University of Delaware Downtown Center room 110 for a Course Registration Advising Session. In this session you will have the opportunity to meet with advisement staff and learn about your remaining degree requirements, how to choose courses towards your intended major, and how to schedule courses for winter and spring semesters.

Saturday Symposium- 1968: The World Tilts

Event Details

Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

UD Downtown Center | 13 E 8th St., Wilmington, DE 19801 (8th and King Streets)

Cost: (Includes lunch)

$25 – General Admission

$10 – Delaware Teachers (show faculty ID at check-in)

$10 – Current Students (show student ID at check-in)

Getting There:

  • Many DART buses stop at the corner of 8th and King Streets at the UD Downtown Center. The following lines serve that stop: Rts. 13, 16, 18, 20, 25, 31, 38, 45, 301.
  • Covered parking is available under the Doubletree Hotel diagonally across King Street from the UD Downtown Center.

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of a year that changed our world. Join us on October 20 as we reflect on some of the events of that tumultuous year, the seismic cultural and political changes that made them possible, and the reverberations we feel to this day. Whether you remember 1968 personally or not, join us to hear and discuss these stimulating talks by UD faculty and alums:

Youth Activism in Wilmington, 1968. Simone Austin, UD MA History alum 

Wilmington was occupied by the National Guard for a record nine months after the unrest following Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination. This talk will focus on the role that youth, including University of Delaware and Delaware State University students, played leading up to the occupation of Wilmington. It will consider the grassroots efforts of the organization of the Wilmington Youth Emergency Action Council, while also connecting to a larger national movement of the Students for a Democratic Society.

Unsettling Images: Joseph Louw, Life Magazine, and the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., Jason Hill, PhD, Assistant Professor and Associate Chair, Art History

The assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the most devastating events of 1968. This talk will consider this event’s photographic mediation as it unfolded in the pages of Life, the era’s most widely-read weekly photographic news magazine.  The sudden appearance of a set of photographs taken by the journalist Joseph Louw in the immediate aftermath of the crime necessitated a radical real-time restructuring (and fracturing) of the magazine itself.

Fifty Years of Fists and Knees: Connecting Black-Athlete Protest from 1968 to 2018, Drew Brown, PhD, Assistant Professor, Africana Studies

This talk will discuss the 50th anniversary of John Carlos and Tommie Smith raising their fists on the podium of the 1968 Mexico City Olympics and the impact it had on the current movement initiated by former NFL quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, who took a knee during the U.S. national anthem to protest the poor treatment of Black people in America.

The Music of ’68: People, Power, and Politics in a Pivotal Year, David Suisman, Associate Professor, History, and Coordinator, Hagley Program in the History of Capitalism, Technology, and Culture

From the Rolling Stones’ “Street Fighting Man” to James Brown’s “Say It Loud (I’m Black and I’m Proud)” to Aretha Franklin’s “Think,” popular music was an important social force in 1968. In a year known for its conflicts and divisions, music had great power to bring young people together and help them form a complex generational identity. While not all the music of 1968 was “revolutionary,” taken as a whole it gives voice the complex desire for change that so many people felt at the time. This talk analyzes the milestones, myths, and misconceptions about music in this fateful year.

SPECIAL NOTE: The University of Delaware may have photographers and videographers at this event. By attending this event, you grant the University of Delaware permission to publish or display photographic or video images of you. Images may be used in any promotional material, publications or other applications. Please let us know if you have any concerns.