Transitioning to Newark

Students who complete the UD Associate in Arts degree are guaranteed the opportunity to study toward a bachelor’s degree at the University’s campus in Newark, and may choose from all of the more than 145 undergraduate majors that are offered.

 While in the Associate in Arts Program, you can select a specific Interest Area based upon your intended major. Students may choose one of eight Interest Areas upon which to focus their beginning course work:

  • Arts & Humanities
  • Business-Related
  • Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Life & Health Sciences
  • Physical & Applied Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • University Studies (undeclared)

The actual process of adding the bachelor’s degree major depends on the major. Many majors can be completed in just two years upon relocation to Newark while others will take longer based on necessary course sequencing. These majors can be declared as long as you meet the minimum requirements, generally a 2.0 grade point average. Still other majors are selective and use a competitive admissions process. Associate in Arts Program graduates compete for seats in these majors on equal footing with students from the Newark campus. Some majors may have course prerequisites for entry, or require a specific grade point average, portfolio, or audition.

Information about major restrictions may be found at the Registrar’s Office website.

How to Declare Your Major

To prepare for your transition to main (Newark) campus, it is important for you to declare your major. Your major must be declared the semester prior to your transition to main campus.  Please note that select restricted majors have an earlier deadline.

Are you interested in a restricted major?

Check restricted major requirements. If you do not meet the requirements, please meet with your advisor to discuss your options.

Please follow the instructions to declare your major:

  • Log into UDSIS
  • In forms, click “Change major, minor, concentration”
  • On the form:
  • Input your phone number using format nnn-nnn-nnnn
  • Next to Associate in Arts, Click “Keep” in pull-down menu
  • Select your new major
  • Select graduation term at least two years from now
  • Click “Add line”
  • Click “Next”
  • For reason, state that you are graduating from the Associate in Arts program and selecting a major.
  • Click “Submit Form”