Visit the College of Arts and Sciences

    The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is the intellectual and cultural heart of the University of Delaware. We foster excellence in scholarship, creative work and public service, educating students to be thoughtful, ethical and engaged leaders. Whether you want a sneak peek of your program or want to sit in on an interdisciplinary course, we invite you to join the CAS Virtual Classroom Experience!

    Can’t find the virtual opportunity that’s right for you? Contact the College of Arts and Sciences at cascommteam@udel.edu to be matched to an experience that fits your schedule and interests.

    The Office of Undergraduate Admissions hosts a variety of tours (both in-person and virtual) and information sessions that complement the CAS Virtual Classroom Experiences. Go to udel.edu/visitUD for more information.

    Virtual Classroom Experience

    Biological Sciences Classes

    The UD Department of Biological Sciences invites prospective students and their families to become a Blue Hen biologist for a day by joining virtual class offerings such as Introductory Biology I/II, Integrated Biology/Chemistry, General Human Physiology and Introductory Microbiology. Please scroll down to review the available offerings for a virtual experiences and then view the calendar for open days/times for the courses.


    BISC 207: Intro to Biology I

    Molecular basis of life. Structure and function of cells, including signal transduction pathways. Energy transformations. Classical Mendelian genetics and the flow of information from DNA to RNA to proteins. Laboratory focuses on the testing of hypotheses, data analysis and scientific writing.
    Thursdays 9:30-10:45 AM, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM, or 2:00-3:15 PM


    BISC 208: Intro to Biology II (integrated with Chemistry 108) - Honors and non-Honors

    Mechanisms of evolution. Physiology of multicellular plants and animals. Principles of ecology with emphasis on the biology of populations. Laboratory focuses on testing of hypotheses, data analysis and scientific writing. Animal and plant anatomy also studied.
    Honors: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30-1:45 PM
    Non-Honors: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00-10:15 AM, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM, or 2:00-3:15 PM


    BISC 306: General Physiology

    Principles underlying function of organisms at the organ system level; ionic composition and regulation, respiration, circulation, nutritive metabolism, excretion and neuromuscular activity.
    Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-4:45 PM


    BISC 300: Introduction to Microbiology - Honors and non-Honors

    Major groups of microorganisms (algae, protozoa, fungi and bacteria) are studied. Emphasis on the physiology, metabolism, diversity and interactions between and among each group and bacteria and their interactions with humans.
    Honors: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-4:45 PM
    Non-Honors: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30-4:45 PM
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    Psychology & Neuroscience Classes

    The UD Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences invites prospective students and their families to become a Blue Hen biologist for a day by joining virtual class offerings such as General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Pyschology, and more. Please scroll down to review the available offerings for a virtual experiences and then view the calendar for open days/times for the courses.


    PSYC 100: General Psychology - Honors

    Introduction to the process of psychological science. Includes coverage of research methods, biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, cognitive psychology, abnormal behavior and treatment, developmental psychology, and social and personality psychology.
    Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 2:30-3:20 PM


    PSYC 350: Developmental Psychology

    An analysis of theory and research in developmental psychology including the topics of developmental processes, developmental risk, systems theory and contemporary social issues.
    This course is not available for live sessions. Please contact cascommteam@udel.edu to receive access.


    PSYC 390: Social Psychology

    An analysis of theory and research in social psychology including the topics of social cognition, attitudes, interpersonal, group and intergroup relations. Student-designed research projects including data analysis.
    Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 AM-12:15 PM


    NSCI 100: Psychological and Brain Sciences

    Covers topics studied by both psychologists and neuroscientists: biological bases of behavior, cognitive, developmental, and social psychology, and psychopathology. Recommended for neuroscience majors.
    Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-10:45 AM


    NSCI 402: Mindfulness and the Brain

    In this writing-intensive, discussion-based class, we will explore the neuroscience behind the reported benefits that are gained through mindfulness practices, including better emotion regulation, increased focus and attention and improvements in overall well-being.
    Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-10:45 AM


    NSCI 438: Clinical Neuroscience

    Examines the effects of localized brain trauma on cognitive, personality, and psychosocial functioning. Focuses on neuropsychological assessment, intervention and common neuropathological syndromes.
    Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 10:10-11:00 AM
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