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

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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