University Breadth Requirement
A college education requires some breadth of knowledge across diverse fields and perspectives. With this in mind, all students are required to complete a minimum of 12 credits from the list of University breadth courses. This includes 3 credits from each of the following categories: Creative Arts and Humanities, History and Cultural Change, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology. This requirement is typically met within the first two years of the completion of an undergraduate degree. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in each course to meet this requirement. For more information on University Breadth requirements and to view approved courses which meet the four categories, follow this link to the UD Catalog. This requirement is typically met within the first two years of study at UD.
Categories of University Breadth Requirements
Note: Some colleges and programs have different or distinct breadth requirements which differ from the general University Breadth requirements.
Creative Arts & Humanities
Provides an understanding and appreciation of the visual and performing arts, of aesthetic forms, designs, or craftsmanship, or of literary, philosophical, and intellectual traditions.
History and Cultural Change
Provides students with an understanding of the sources and forces of historical changes in ideas, beliefs, institutions, and cultures.
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Provides students with an understanding of the behavior of individuals and social groups in the context of their human and natural environments.
Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology
Provides students with an understanding of fundamental and/or applied concepts and phenomena from mathematics, logic, natural or physical sciences, and technology including quantitative reasoning and methods used to approach and solve problems.