The Associate in Arts Program operates in each of Delaware's three counties, with classes held in Wilmington, Dover and Georgetown. The program includes small class sizes and other features designed to ensure academic success.
Students take regular UD courses taught by University faculty, with the class work selected to fulfill not just requirements for an associate degree but also the core requirements for majors leading to a bachelor's degree.
Students attending the March 16 event said they had found the Associate in Arts Program beneficial.
Anthony Rivers from Bear, Del., said, "The classes are smaller, the teachers know your name, and advisers help you." Rivers is currently undecided about his major but is considering an international business or computer science major once he begins classes in Newark.
"When I look back, I'm glad," Kevin Fetters of Wilmington, Del., said of the past two years. "It's like a buffer to help you figure out what you actually want to do, and you're getting the education you need."
Gift card recipients
Two students who attended Majors and Minors on Main were presented $75 Barnes and Noble gift cards, courtesy of the UD Career Services Center, for participating. They are Tasheeka Stroud, a student in the Dover program, and Gabe Spadaccini, a student in the Wilmington program.