Delaware State University

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Delaware State University, sometimes referred to as DSU or Del State, is a public university located in Dover, Delaware. In addition to its main campus in Dover, DSU also has two smaller campuses in Wilmington and Georgetown, Delaware. DUS is a historically black college with roughly 4,200 students and is the second-largest university in the state, behind University of Delaware. The university has a diverse student body which includes both undergraduates and graduates.

School History

Delaware State University was established by the Delaware General Assembly in 1891 as the State College for Colored Students. It didn’t start awarding degree until 1898, nearly seven years later. It was awarded provisional accreditation in 1944 and three years later, by way of legislative action, the school’s name was changed to Delaware State College. On July 1, 1993 the Delaware State College became Delaware State University.

General Information

Admission Office
1200 North DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 857-6351
(800) 845-2544
Fax: (302) 857-6352
[email protected]
Contact: L Germaine Scott-Cheatham
Director of Admissions
Main Address
1200 North DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 857-6060
Total undergrads: 3,159
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 730
Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,159
Graduate enrollment: 375

Suburban setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Residential campus
Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $25
Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 39%
Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 58%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agricultural Business B
Agriculture – General B
Food Science B
Plant Sciences B
Poultry Science B
Soil Science and Agronomy B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Arts – General B
Arts Management B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Nonprofit Management B

Communications & Journalism
Broadcast Journalism B
Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B
Radio/Television B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Science B
Computer Systems Analysis B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Data Processing Technology B

Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Education of Gifted/Talented B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B
Trade/Industrial Education B

Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Geotechnical Engineering B
Physics pre-engineering B
Pre-chemical engineering B

Engineering Technologies
Architectural Engineering Technology B
Civil Engineering/Technology B
Drafting and Design Technology B
Electrical Engineering Technologies B
Electromechanical Technologies B
Engineering design B
Industrial Technology B
Mechanical Engineering Technology B

English Language & Literature
English Composition B
English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies B
Consumer Economics B
Foods/Nutrition Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature
French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Nursing (RN) B
Prenursing B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Public Health B

History – General B

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Historic Preservation/Conservation B
Mathematics/Computer Science B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B
Fishing/Fisheries B
Forestry – General B
Natural Resources Management/Policy B
Natural resources technology B
Wildlife/Wilderness Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Fitness promotions B
Health/Physical Fitness B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B
Forensic Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services
Social Work B

Science Technologies
Biology Technician B
Chemical lab technology B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice Studies B
Fire Protection/Safety Technology B

Social Sciences
Criminology B
Political Science/Government B
Political science business administration B
Sociology B
Urban Studies B

Transportation & Materials Moving
Air Transportation B
Aviation Management B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
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