Interest Areas

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

Majors

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

Course Recommendations

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. 

Sample Plan

Arts & Humanities Interest Sample Plan

Business Interest

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

Course Recommendations

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

Sample Plan

Business Interest Sample Plan

Education Interest

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

Course Recommendations

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

Pursue Elementary Teacher Education Associate in Arts

Sample Plan

Education Interest Sample Plan

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

Course Recommendations

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

Sample Plan

Environmental Studies Interest Sample Plan

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.

Course Recommendations

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 (in-person or online)

Sample Plan

Life & Health Sciences Interest Sample Plan

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

Course Recommendations

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

Sample Plan

Physical & Applies Sciences Interest Sample Plan

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.

Course Recommendations

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.

Sample Plan

Social Sciences Interest Sample Plan

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.