Liberal Arts - These courses focus on foreign languages, literature, philosophy, mathematics, and the sciences.
DelVal has long subscribed to the belief that a college education should emphasize the development of communication skills and a critical understanding of our social, economic, political, and cultural heritage. The liberal arts curriculum at DelVal exposes students to the richness, diversity and complexity of human history, promotes an increased self-awareness and concern for the role of the individual in society. The curriculum also develops students' ability to communicate effectively, and encourages artistic expression. Our courses encompass the fields of history, psychology, sociology, philosophy, speech, foreign languages, music and art. These courses constitute a major portion of the College's Core Curriculum and also provide content area courses for social studies education majors.
At DelVal, you don't have to be a music major to be an active performer. Just ask the education major who performed the second movement of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto at graduation, the biology major who plays first alto saxophone in the band, the ornamental horticulture major who performed under Moses Hogan at the Pennsylvania Collegiate Choral Festival or the agronomy major who starred in the chorale's production of Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury.
We believe the performing arts play an important role in a student's undergraduate education. That's why we encourage all of our students to develop their creative skills by participating in one of our outstanding music organizations. At DelVal, you do not need to choose between music and chemistry lab. You can do both.
Students may take PE 1109 or PE 1209 a maximum of four times, for a total of 4 credits, 2 credits will be used to satisfy the Physical Education graduation requirement. An additional 2 credits may be counted as elective credit.
The Physical Education Department offers courses that provide activity-oriented subjects that are instrumental in the development of the sound physical health habits each student needs to attain and maintain physical conditioning. Other subject areas include those related to training for the prevention and emergency treatment of sudden and life-threatening illnesses. Students who are on the official roster for a team sport may use the team sport to satisfy the Physical Education graduation requirement. Students must register for PE 1109 (fall) or PE 1209 (spring) and go to the first class meeting in order for the team sport to satisfy the requirement. If the student leaves the team, he/she must resume attendance of the weekly PE classes.
Wellness and Emergency Training
We offer courses that provide activity-oriented subjects that are instrumental in the development of sound physical health habits each student may use to attain and maintain physical conditioning. Other subject areas include those related to training for the prevention and emergency treatment of sudden and life threatening illnesses.
Students should register for the courses with the physical education department in the fall and spring. It must be taken for both semesters. The hours of participation and credits are the same as PE 1109 and 1209.
The Honors Program at DelVal is an educational enrichment program for students with exceptional promise. This four-year sequence of courses offers superior students intellectual opportunities beyond the scope of most collegiate programs: smaller discussion-based classes, direct contact with top faculty members, opportunities for international study and the freedom to pursue individualized programs with a cross-disciplinary flavor. During alternate years, the Honors Program sponsors special foreign study colloquia, which allow students the opportunity to augment their investigation of a major international city with travel to that city over spring break. Led by faculty with expertise in that particular region, these courses allow students the opportunity to explore the world around them and provide a forum for meaningful discussion of history and culture.
Computers and Business Information Systems
This program provides all students with a solid IT concept foundation, which includes computer hardware and software, web technologies, telecommunications and networks, databases and information systems. It also emphasizes hands-on practical experience in a small laboratory environment, and Provides a quality educational program to students who want to be leaders in information technology and management.
Founded in 1984, the Computer and Business Information Systems Department (CBIS) at DelVal provides our students with a strong foundation in theoretical backgrounds and practical skills. Our program emphasizes the integration of broad business and real-world perspectives, strong analytical and critical thinking skills, interpersonal communication and term work skills and IT solutions. In recent years, the CBIS curriculum has been redesigned to reflect the most important aspects of computing in a business environment and to provide a rich set of computing experiences. Major companies in the Delaware Valley have provided both internships and permanent employment opportunities for the CBIS students and graduates.