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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Health Sciences

The College of Health Sciences includes the Departments of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Physical Therapy, the School of Nursing, and the Communication Sciences and Disorders program. Undergraduate major degree programs are offered in Applied Nutrition, Athletic Training, Dietetics, Exercise Science, Health Behavior Science, Health Sciences, Medical Diagnostics, Medical Laboratory Science, Nursing, and Nutritional Sciences.

Students in the College are encouraged to engage in undergraduate research projects, internships, study abroad, seminars, and the College’s numerous student organizations. Students interested in such opportunities should consult with their faculty advisor. For more information, visit www.udel.edu/chs, or email chs-info@udel.edu.

Advisement and Academic Enrichment Opportunities

Students are assigned a faculty or professional advisor in their major department who provides advice on course selection, degree requirements, career opportunities, and graduate study. Academic advisors can also assist with setting up special opportunities such as internships and research experiences. It is recommended that students meet with their academic advisors at least once each semester. The College of Health Sciences Undergraduate Student Services office, 205 McDowell Hall, also provides advisement to students who experience academic difficulties or who require additional guidance or information.

Students in most of the College’s majors are eligible to participate in the University’s Honors Program, undergraduate research, and Degree with Distinction. Honors Degrees are available to students in programs offered by the Departments of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, and Medical Laboratory Sciences, and the School of Nursing.

Pass/Fail Courses

Courses taken pass/fail cannot be used to complete major requirements in the College of Health Sciences unless those courses are only offered on a pass/fail basis. Courses normally offered for a standard letter grade which are taken pass/fail may only be counted for free elective credit.

Dean’s Scholar Program

The Dean’s Scholar Program exists to serve the needs of students whose clearly defined educational goals cannot be effectively achieved by pursuing the standard curricula for all existing majors, minors, and interdepartmental majors sponsored by the University. Driven by an overarching passion or curiosity that transcends typical disciplinary bounds and curricula, a Dean’s Scholar’s intellectual interests may lead to broad interdisciplinary explorations of an issue or to more intense, in-depth studies in a single field at a level akin to graduate work. In consultation with faculty advisors and the Associate or Assistant Dean of their college, Dean’s Scholars design an imaginative and rigorous individual plan of study to meet the total credit hours required for graduation. Contact the Assistant/Associate Dean in the College or go to www.udel.edu/deansscholar/ for more information and the application.

Departments and Programs

Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition

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Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology

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Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences

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School of Nursing

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Department of Physical Therapy

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Health Sciences Program

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