Delaware State University (also referred to as DSU, DESU, or Del State), is an American historically black, public university located in Dover, Delaware
Delaware State University also has two satellite campuses located in Wilmington, Delaware, and Georgetown, Delaware. The university encompasses six colleges and a diverse population of undergraduate and advanced-degree students.
The university consists of six colleges:
- College of Agriculture & Related Sciences
- College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
- College of Business
- College of Education, Health & Public Policy
- College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology
- School of Graduate Studies and Research
The university offers fifty-one undergraduate degrees, twenty-five graduate degrees, and five doctoral degrees (interdisciplinary applied mathematics and mathematical physics, applied chemistry, neuroscience and optics, and doctorate programs in education). The university also offers several cooperative and dual degree programs. Students receive instruction in classes with a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio. About 83 percent of undergraduates receive scholarships, grants, loans or work-study income. It has an Honors Program, an Honors Curriculum, and a Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Honor’s Program to increase the number of students in science interested in pursuing biomedical research and obtaining doctor of philosophy degrees in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, and biopsychology.
In addition to satisfying the requirements for the major or majors and any minor, all undergraduates are required to complete the General Education Program, which includes: seven core courses, twelve foundation courses (across the curriculum), and the Senior Capstone Experience.
Accreditations include the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), the American Chemical Society (ACS), the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the Accreditation Council for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA), the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic Education (CCDE). The university’s College of Business is accredited nationally and internationally by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).