2.3 Academic Units & University‐wide Offices

There are seven colleges in the University that administer academic degree programs. All seven colleges (Agriculture and Natural Resources; Arts and Sciences; Business and Economics; Engineering; Health Sciences; Education and Human Development; and Earth, Ocean and Environment) offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Colleges are organized by schools, departments, institutes and centers.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Animal and Food Sciences Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Agricultural Experiment Station
Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology Cooperative Extension System
Department of Applied Economics and Statistics  

College of Arts and Sciences


Department of Art Department of Music
Department of Theatre Design Institute
Dance Program  


Department of Art Conservation Department of Art History
Department of English Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Department of History Department of Philosophy
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program Winterthur Program in American Material Culture
Center for Material Culture Studies Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center
Writing Center  

Social Sciences

Department of Anthropology Department of Africana Studies
Department of Communication Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies
Department of Military Science - Army ROTC Department of Political Science & International Relations
Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice Department of Women and Gender Studies
School of Public Policy & Administration Center for Drug & Alcohol Studies
Center for Political Communication Center for Secondary Teacher Education
Legal Studies Program Area Studies Programs (African, Asian, European, Islamic, Jewish, Latin American)

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Department of Biological Sciences Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Department of Linguistics & Cognitive Science Department of Mathematical Sciences
Department of Physics & Astronomy Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education (ITUE) Medical Scholars Program
Center for Translational Cancer Research Delaware Center for Cardiovascular Biology

Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics

Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems Department of Finance
Department of Business Administration Center for Applied Business and Economic Research (CABER)
Department of Economics John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance
Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship Exelon Trading Center
Venture Development Center  

College of Engineering

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Air Force ROTC Program
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Center for Composite Materials
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Center for Molecular and Engineering Thermodynamics
Department of Materials Science & Engineering Department of Computer & Information Sciences
Biomedical Engineering Delaware Center for Transportation
Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation Center for Applied Coastal Research
Center for Applied Science in Engineering and Rehabilitation Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Center for Biomedical Engineering Research Center for Catalytic Science & Technology
Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Center for Fuel Cell Research
Center for Information and Communication Science Center for Innovative Bridge Engineering
Center for Neutron Science Center for the Study of Metals in the Environment
Institute of Energy Conversion UD Energy Institute

College of Health Sciences

Department of Physical Therapy School of Nursing
Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology
Department of Behavioral Health & Nutrition  

College of Education and Human Development

Center for Disabilities Studies Delaware Center for Teacher Education
Delaware Education R&D Center Department of Human Development and Family Sciences
English Language Institute Mathematics & Science Education Resource Center
School of Education  

College of Earth, Ocean and Environment

Geography Geological Sciences
School of Marine Science Policy Marine Bioscience
Marine Policy Oceanography
Physical Ocean Science & Engineering  

The Delaware Biotechnology Institute is a multidisciplinary, state of the art center engaged in research, education and economic development. The Institute, which is a unit of the University of Delaware, represents a partnership among the State's academic institutions, the State of Delaware, and representatives of the private sector.

The University Library includes the Hugh M. Morris Library and four branch libraries. The library collections parallel the University’s academic interests and support all disciplines.

The Office of Undergraduate Studies integrates University-wide undergraduate programs and enhances programs, curricula and resources associated with the major components of the Delaware undergraduate signature experience. It is composed of the following units: Honors ProgramUniversity Advisement CenterCenter for Teaching Effectiveness, the Undergraduate Research Program, the Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program, and the Freshman Year Experience which is part of the general education initiative.

The Office of Graduate Studies coordinates the admission and policy administration for all graduate students at the University. The Foreign Students and Scholars Services office is part of the Office of Graduate Studies and provides assistance to all international visitors and students to the University.

The Center for International Studies promotes study abroad programs and interdisciplinary international research and curriculum development, serving as an advocate for international activities, events, and awareness at the University.

The Division of Professional and Continuing Studies extends the University’s academic resources throughout the state and beyond through credit coursescertificate programsnon-degree short courses, public lectures, distance learningacademy of lifelong learning, program development, and conferences.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions coordinates the recruitment and admission of undergraduate students at the University. Additionally, it provides assistance to the students through the Office of the Registrar, Office of Financial Aid and Academic Services Center.

The Division of Student Life through the efforts of its various departments including Residence LifeCareer ServicesCounseling and Student DevelopmentUniversity and Student CentersStudents Health ServicesStudent Services for Athletes, and Campus Life Officeprovides a broad range of programs, activities, facilities, and services to enhance the campus environment.

The Office of Information Technologies which includes Users ServicesMedia Services;Network and Systems ServicesSystem Security , Access and Help Services; and Management Information Services provides computing services and support to faculty, staff and students at the University.

The Office of Women's Affairs advocates for women and promotes awareness and understanding of issues that impact directly on women faculty, staff, and students.

The Office of the ADA (Disability Services) is the designated office that determines eligibility for services, determines reasonable accommodation and develops plans for the provision of such accommodation for students, faculty and staff with a disability.