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. Course options are available on select campuses and online.
Arts & Humanities Interest
Ancient Greek & Roman Studies, Apparel Design, Applied Music, Art, Art Conservation, Art History, Chinese, Comparative Literature, English, Fashion Merchandising, Fine Arts, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Liberal Studies, Music, Music Composition, Music History & Literature, Music Theory, Philosophy, Russian, Spanish, Three Languages, Visual Communication
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.
Accounting, Economics, Environmental & Resource Economics, Entrepreneurship & Technology Innovation, Fashion Merchandising, Finance, Financial Planning & Wealth Management, Food & Agribusiness Marketing & Management, Hospitality Industry Studies, Hotel Restaurant & Institutional Management, Human Relations Administration, International Business Studies, Management, Management Information System, Marketing, Operations Management, Organizational & Community Leadership, Sport Management
Foreign Language Requirement:
107 level or higher – International Business Studies, Fashion Merchandising, Organizational & Community Leadership
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, STAT200
Recommended Courses: COMM212
Anthropology Education, Biological Sciences Education, Chemistry Education, Early Childhood Education, Earth Science Education, Economics Education, Elementary Teacher Education, English Education, French Education, Geography Education, German Education, History Education, Italian Education, Latin Education, Mathematics Education, Music Education, Physics Education, Political Science Education, Psychology Education, Sociology Education, Spanish Education
If interested in teaching high school, please select the academic subject of interest.
Early Childhood Education
Group C: HDFS201(in-person or online), HDFS202 (in-person or online)
Group D: BISC105, NTDT200 (in-person or online)
Elementary Teacher Education
Environmental Studies Interest
Agricultural & Natural Resources, Chemistry- Environmental, Energy & Environmental Policy, Environmental & Resource Economics, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geological Sciences, Insect Ecology and Conservation, Marine Sciences, Meteorology & Climatology, Natural Resource Management, Plant Science, Wildlife Conservation & Conservation
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, CHEM103/133, CHEM104/134, ENWC201, MATH221 or 241, PLSC204
Life & Health Sciences Interest
Animal Science, Applied Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, Applied Nutrition, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Cognitive Science, Exercise Science, Food Science, Health Behavior Science, Medical Diagnostics, Medical & Molecular Sciences, Neuroscience, Nursing, Nutrition & Dietetics, Nutrition and Medical Science, Pre-Veterinary & Animal Biosciences, Pre-Dental & Pre-Medicine*, Sports Health
*Pre-dental and pre-medicine are not formal majors at UD. Students will be guided to a traditional major.
Math Requirement: MATH114, MATH115, MATH117, MATH221, MATH241 (depending upon major; please check catalog for major-specific math requirements)
Group D: BISC207, BISC208, CHEM103/133, CHEM104/134, ENWC201, MATH221 or 241, NTDT200 (in-person or online)
Physical & Applied Sciences Interest
Actuarial Science, Applied Math, Astronomy, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Engineering & Management, Electrical Engineering, Geological Sciences, Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics & Economics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Quantitative Biology, Statistics
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, CHEM103/133, CHEM 104/134, MATH221, MATH241, STAT200
Social Sciences Interest
Africana Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Communication, Cognitive Science, Criminal Justice, Economics, European Studies, Geography, History, History/Classics, History/Foreign Language, Human Services, International Relations, Latin American and Iberian Studies, Political Science, Political Science/Foreign Language, Pre-Law*, Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology, Women & Gender Studies, Women’s Studies
*Pre-law is not a formal major at UD. Students will be guided to a traditional major.
Math Requirement: MATH114 or higher
Foreign Language Requirement: 107 level for most majors.
Group A, B, C: Select major and major related course options, whenever possible.
University Studies (Undeclared)
This is the right area for you if you either (a) have no idea what you want to major in, or (b) have several different majors you’re considering but aren’t ready to choose one.