Office of Undergraduate Advising & Academic Services

Discovery Learning Experience

Three DLE credits are required of all bachelor degree undergraduate students entering UD as of Fall 2006 or later.

A Discovery Learning Experience (DLE) is discovery-based and experiential learning that involves instructional experiences out-of-class and beyond typical curriculum courses. UD students must register and successfully complete at least three credits of DLE. This may be one 3 credit experience or experiences of 1 or 2 credits adding up to three credits.

The DLE requirement can be satisfied by successfully completing 3 credits in one, or a combination of, the following:

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

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