Helpful Hints: Finish in Four

Data collected using the new Blue Hen Success Collaborative system reveal that students who complete at least 30 credits during their first year in college are significantly more likely to graduate in four years. Talk with your advisor about developing an academic plan that includes both the correct number and the appropriate type of credits needed for making progress toward degree completion. You may want to consider taking a course during the summer if you need additional credits.

Minor Spotlight: THEATRE STUDIES

This 15-credit minor is designed for students who are interested in a variety of areas of the theatre, including performance, production, history, and directing. All students in the minor complete THEA104: Introduction to Theater & Drama, as well as 6 THEA elective credits at the 200-level and 6 THEA elective credits at the 300-400-level (or a DANC course approved by the minor advisor). For more information, consult the program faculty in Hartshorn Hall.

Students interested in performance opportunities should contact E-52, the amateur theatre group on campus.

 

Student Spotlight: Julia Kane

Julia Kane came to UD with a strong interest in the social sciences, specifically psychology, because she enjoys learning about human behavior and its motivations. Upon discovering that UD offers a disability studies minor, Julia added it to her program plan because of her positive experience volunteering with individuals with special needs. She sees her minor as the “perfect pairing” with psychology, which she intends to declare as her major this spring. Long-term, Julia is planning to attend graduate school and is considering a career as a school psychologist.

Julia is glad that she entered UD as an undeclared student because she was hesitant to make such a big decision too early in her college career. Being a UST student allowed her to keep her options open, take some classes to see if they were a good fit for her while also fulfilling breadth requirements, and explore some other interest areas while working with her advisor, Lys Murray. Julia told us that her advisor has been an “incredible resource” who suggested relevant classes, provided faculty contacts, and served as a source of great advice and encouragement!