Jun 14, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics

Student working in the Geltzeiler Trading Center; a part of the Lerner College of Business and Education


The Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics delivers inspirational education and pioneering scholarship, building an inclusive community that beneficially transforms business and society.


  • foster intellectually curious and globally-minded lifelong learners with a leadership mindset
  • generate knowledge by proposing solutions to business problems using the latest theories, analytics, and technology
  • advance experiential learning and scholarly opportunities for students and faculty by leveraging Delaware’s proximity to major centers of commerce and government; partnering with local businesses and collaborating with international organizations
  • cultivate a diverse faculty pursuing impactful scholarship and enthusiastically sharing their expertise
  • encourage and support dedicated advisors and staff to provide personalized service to facilitate students’ success
  • engage our alumni to inspire excellence across the College


Undergraduate students are admitted as freshmen into the baccalaureate degree programs referenced below or as Undeclared Business majors. Undeclared business students must select a major in the Lerner College by October 1 of their sophomore year. 

Lerner College students who were previously dismissed for academic deficiency and are now applying for readmission to the University may be eligible for readmission into their degree program in the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics; these students should contact the assistant dean in the Office of Undergraduate Advising & Academic Services for advisement.

The University of Delaware and its Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics programs are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Select Lerner College business and accounting programs are accredited by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). The University of Delaware is also designated as a high research activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation on Higher Education.

Academic Enrichment Opportunities

The Dean’s Scholar Program exists to serve the needs of students whose clearly defined educational goals cannot effectively be 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. The Dean’s Scholar Program exists to serve the needs of these extraordinary students by allowing them to design, in consultation with faculty advisors, imaginative and rigorous individual plans of study to meet the total credit hours required for graduation. It is expected that the course of study outlined by the Dean’s Scholar candidate will represent a program that cannot be effectively achieved using other options already available within the University.

Dean’s Scholar Program

Departments and Programs