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William N. LaForge UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT
â€œMy memories as a student at Delta State always make me smile. I was led down the path to success here, and now as president, I am determined to make sure that you, our new student, have the same opportunity to get the best education possible. I invite you to come see why Delta State is a great college choice for you. Become a part of the Delta State family, and we will take care of the rest.â€?
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
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MUSIC EDUCATION “This is what I came here for — piano performance. I can never stop playing the piano. It’s what I love to do.”
AVIAT ION • N UR SING • ELEM ENTARY EDU CATION • BIOLOGY • OUT DOO R R EC REATIO N • E N T E RTA I N M E N T I N D UST RY ST UD I E S • A RT • SO C I A L WORK • BUSI N E S S • I N TERD I SCI P LI N ARY STU D I E S • EN VI RON MEN TAL SCI EN CE S
MAJORS & MINORS BACHELOR OF ARTS (BA)
BACHELOR OF COMMERCIAL AVIATION (BCA)
ART Art Education ENGLISH Philosophy Creative Writing English FOREIGN LANGUAGES French Philosophy Spanish HISTORY JOURNALISM MUSIC POLITICAL SCIENCE PSYCHOLOGY COMMUNICATION STUDIES & THEATRE ARTS Communication Studies Theatre Arts
AVIATION MANAGEMENT FLIGHT OPERATIONS
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS (BFA) ART Crafts Graphic Design Painting Photography Sculpture DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS
BACHELOR OF MUSIC (BM) MUSIC Keyboard/Instrumental Vocal Performance
BACHELOR OF MUSIC EDUCATION (BMED)
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (BBA) ACCOUNTING COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS FINANCE GENERAL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Entrepreneurship General Business Administration INSURANCE & REAL ESTATE Real Estate Financial Planning MANAGEMENT International Business Development Management Services Management MARKETING
Most professors hold a doctorate or the highest degree in their field.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION (BSED)
MUSIC EDUCATION INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC Choral/General Music
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION ENGLISH EDUCATION HEALTH, PE & RECREATION MATHEMATICS EDUCATION SOCIAL SCIENCE EDUCATION
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BS)
ATHLETIC TRAINING BIOLOGY General Biology Premedical Science Biology Education CHEMISTRY General Chemistry ACS Certified Chemistry Premedical Science Chemistry/General Science Ed. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE General Environmental Science Geospatial Information Technology Wildlife Management
FACULTY DEGREES Delta State is known for the individual attention and one-on-one instruction provided by professors whose first commitment is to your education.
FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES Child Development Nutrition/Dietetics Fashion Merchandising HEALTH, PE & RECREATION Health & Physical Education Recreation Sports Information Sports Management Exercise Science MATHEMATICS SOCIAL SCIENCE Geography Sociology Applied Development Studies Social Science SPEECH & HEARING SCIENCES
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY STUDIES (BSEIS) ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY STUDIES AUDIO ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY ENTREPRENEURSHIP
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (BSIS) INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Geospatial Information Technology
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSN) PRE-NURSING PRE-RN/BSN
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN SOCIAL JUSTICE & CRIMINOLOGY (BSJC) SOCIAL JUSTICE & CRIMINOLOGY
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN SOCIAL WORK (BSW) SOCIAL WORK
PRE-PROFFESSIONAL CURRICULA (BS) BIOLOGY Clinical Laboratory Sciences Cytotechnology Dental Hygiene Health Information & Informatics Management Medical Records Administration Occupational Therapy Physical Therapy Pre-Dental Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Veterinary Medicine Radiologic Sciences Respiratory Therapy CHEMISTRY Pre-Dental Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Veterinary Medicine Occupational Therapy Pre-Optometry Physical Therapy MATHEMATICS Pre-Engineering
POPULAR MAJORS Elementary Education Biology / Chemistry Nursing General Business
Family & Consumer Sciences Health, PE & Recreation
Experience First A Class Designed with First-Year Students in Mind
STUDENT TO TEACHER RATIO
First Year Seminar (FYS 100) helps students make the transition from pre-college life to the university. Taught by faculty and staff volunteers who care deeply about student success, FYS 100 aims to build both critical academic and social skills as well as to create a lasting bond with Delta State.
TEACHING IS OUR FOCUS Delta State faculty is seriously the best in Mississippi. Always understanding and has students in mind. @allierparker
Delta State was founded upon a commitment to teaching and serving. Preparation is the essential foundation for life moving forward, and our university is your place to grow, question and mature in a friendly, helpful environment. Our faculty will remind you why you are here and encourage you to be the most successful college student you can be. Exploration and technological advances drive our academic programs, and the faculty will empower you to continue learning long after graduation.
WHAT IS A MAJOR?
A college major is the main subject or field of specialization you will study. Classes geared toward a specific field are part of a degree program and are structured to build on one another. Most degree programs typically consist of 124 semester hours.
WHAT CLASSES WILL YOU TAKE? General Education. These classes are the foundation that support success. Emphasis is placed on communication skills, scientific inquiry, critical thinking, mathematical and technological proficiency. Major. Your area of study that will allow you to focus and apply yourself in a field that you are passionate about. Electives. Courses you select that enhance your college experience.
HELPING STUDENTS SUCCEED
STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER The Student Success Center is made up of four divisions: Academic Advising Services, Academic Support Services, First-Year Seminar and International Student Services. The center is located in the Student Union, so services are easily accessible to all students.
ACADEMIC ADVISING Academic Advising Services provide advising for students who are undeclared or thinking of changing their majors; assistance is offered to students facing challenges that hinder their academic success.
ACADEMIC SUPPORT Academic Support Services offers study skills’ workshops, structured study halls and tutoring sessions — all free of charge for DSU students! No appointment is necessary, just drop by the Academic Support Lab (Union 302B) Monday–Thursday, 8am–8pm.
Having options is one of the best things about learning at Delta State. Our students want an individual experience from college and that is why we offer a variety of learning programs. Find what suits you best and begin your college career here.
SCHOLASTIC HONORS Delta State strives to be a center of academic excellence. Students who excel in academic performance are recognized with the following top honors. Delta Scholars. (GPA of 3.8 or higher, Enrolled with minimum 12 hrs, No grade below B) Dean’s List. (GPA 3.5 to 3.79, Enrolled with minimum 12 hrs) Graduation with Honors. Summa Cum Laude (graduating with GPA of 3.9–4.0) Magna Cum Laude (graduating with GPA of 3.75–3.89) Cum Laude (graduating with GPA of 3.5–3.74) Honor Diploma. The first diploma is awarded for the highest average on a minimum of 112 hours of academic credit at the university.
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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE “I love that I can get together with my friends and play a pick up game, or just lay low and lounge. The school gives off a chill vibe, which is great because I’m always in a rush for no reason.”
ST UDEN T GOVERN MENT AS S OCIATION • U NION P ROGRAM COU NC IL • STUD ENT A LUM N I AS SO C I AT I O N • G R E E KS • O R I E N TAT I O N LE A D E RS • D E LTA D I P LOMATS • H ON OR SOCI ETI E S • COMMU N I T Y ORGAN I ZATI ON S
“As SGA President, I like to see the student population getting more connected and staying informed with what’s happening on our campus. We’re really focusing on students and different student organizations this year.”
“We love Cleveland because it’s a small enough town where there’s always a familiar face and something to do. There’s so many yummy places to eat, and in the Delta, you know the music is going to make you dance.”
“It’s a way to release stress totally. It frees your mind so you can go back to your room and work on whatever you need to get done.”
The only thing we can’t offer... hills HOME SWEET HOME
WHAT’S THERE TO EAT?
Living on campus will broaden your college experience and provide you with opportunities to make new friends and create memories that will last a lifetime. Housing and Residence Life is dedicated to making your resident experience the best it can be.
Grab a bite on campus at The Mill in the Student Union. Your meal plan covers options like Chick-fil-A, Java City, Burger Studio and the all new Burrito Bowl and P.O.D. Express. Stop by Young-Mauldin Dining Hall for a homestyle meal with friends and unlimited access to your favorite foods.
LIVING HEALTHY The Fitness Center is equipped with every piece of fitness equipment and recreation space a student needs to work off that last meal. There is even an Olympic-sized swimming pool! Delta State’s half-mile walking trail with five exercise stations is the perfect way to stay in shape outdoors. Plus, there’s the O.W. Reilly Student Health Center to provide medical services for when you play too hard.
TO PROTECT AND SERVE The University Police Department provides 24/7 safety and security for students, staff, faculty, residents and visitors. All of our officers are police academy trained.
READ ALL ABOUT IT Library Services offers a broad range of resources and services that allow you to excel in your studies. With over 450,000 books, e-books, journals and e-journals, group study rooms and Wi-Fi capability, the library is a great space to make the most of your study time.
GET YOUR DELTA STATE GEAR The Barnes & Noble Bookstore offers brand excellence, technology innovation, books, school supplies and a commitment to customer service. It’s also a great place to grab some Delta State merchandise.
CREATING POSSIBILITIES YOUR OPPORTUNITY. YOUR NEXT STEP. I just wanted to give a big thank you to @deltastate for helping my hometown of Louisville, MS during this time of need. @sashleyDSU
LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE
Real life takes place outside of the classroom, but at Delta State, we combine the two to create a learning experience that makes a lasting impression. You will be prepared to face challenges after graduation through the learning opportunities offered at Delta State. The confidence you gain from hands-on experiences will make your next step in life a success.
BEYOND THE BOOKS INTERNSHIPS Earn college credit while gaining hands-on experience through internships. A form of on-the-job training for professional and vocational careers, internships may last from a couple weeks up to a year, and may be paid or unpaid. Interns learn invaluable practical skills and create a network of contacts while working in their chosen career field. Our students work in clinical, school and Fortune 500 business settings throughout the United States.
CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT Earn money while gaining experience through our federal work study (FWS) or regular student employment (RSE) programs. They are great ways to gain knowledge outside the classroom. Delta State University students work part-time, approximately 8–10 hours per week through these programs. In order to participate in the FWS program, students must complete the FAFSA. Career Services provides a listing of employment opportunities.
Career Services offers students a wide variety of career development assistance, including resume writing, job/career fairs, mock interviews, career coaching, workshops, internship and job search assistance.
“By studying abroad, I was able to see how small I am in the world — which radically changed my perspective on what I value. Being ingrained in a country and culture outside of my own, and learning in it, allowed me to better understand who I am and who I aspire to be.”
Academic support, faculty expectations and Delta State’s learning community will open your mind and allow you to learn while completing your degree program. Gaining real-world knowledge before entering the work force will best prepare you to hit the ground running after graduation.
“This internship has given me a lot more appreciation for the DMI Summer Camp. It helps me see the potential in these students, but it also shows what we all can do if we take the initiative. This experience will no doubt help me in the real world.”
STUDENT EMPLOYMENT “It’s a great laid back
atmosphere to get help with any kind of project. We can work on grammar, structure of your paper, finding a thesis statement — really anything that needs to be worked on.”
WHERE CHAMPIONS PLAY. In over 80 years of competition, no other Mississippi university has enjoyed the level of success that Delta State has achieved. Championships are not just claimed on the field; they are earned in the classroom. Delta State University ranks 10th all-time in NCAA Division II in Academic All-American honors earned. Delta State competes in 15 intercollegiate sports as a member of the Gulf South Conference and is the only university in the state with a swimming and diving program.
PASSION IS A MUST Danielle M. SWIMMING & DIVING
â€œThe struggles, the triumphs and the love of the sport are what I live for as a student-athlete.â€?
â€œCongrats to my alma mater @deltastate men's basketball for another win in the tourney! Keep it rolling!!â€? @m_allbritton
vs STATESMEN VS FIGHTING OKRA We fight for the green and white at Delta State with two key team players. Despite some rowdy student objections, the official athletic mascot is the respected Statesmen. He represents the stature and strength of our 15 teams. The student-adopted mascot is the Fighting Okra, the most vicious of all vegetables. It was created by a band of students at Delta State and has since been strongly embraced.
STATESMEN OR FIGHTING OKRA. Which will you become?
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Green is our favorite color Delta Stateâ€™s school colors are green and white.
Undergraduate Students Graduate Students
We are recognized as a National Arbor Day Tree Campus. In fact, there are over 124 species of trees and shrubs on campus.
Recycle bins on campus encourage all of us to be green.
Male The green arrows and footprints you see on the sidewalks mark the Green Mile. This way youâ€™ll be able to keep up with your workout.
On-Campus Paid Job Opportunities
Students Receive Financial Assistance
There are absolutely $ out-of-state tuition fees.
NCAA Division II Athletic Teams
Ways to Get Involved
FACTS & FIGURES
Mississippi In the heart of the Mississippi Delta, Cleveland offers a historic shopping district, delicious dining, spectacular arts, live entertainment, great outdoor events, festivals and much more! Home to over 12,000 residents, Cleveland was chosen No. 2 on the Smithsonian Magazine’s list of “20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2013.” Starting in fall of 2015, Cleveland will be home to GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, the only GRAMMY museum outside of Los Angeles. With plenty of sunshine, nine parks, 19 ball fields, two golf courses and eight tennis courts, Cleveland is the best place to enjoy recreational sports and watch the Delta State University Statesmen prove why they have won more national championships than all the other state universities combined. You can find big-city shopping in a small-town atmosphere with the charm and beauty of downtown boutiques offering clothing, jewelry, shoes, gifts and gear. Diverse and delicious cuisine is also available at a number of unique restaurants. From fine dining to burgers, barbeque and seafood, Cleveland restaurants are sure to entice your tastebuds. The heritage and history surrounding Cleveland help tell the story of the Delta. Come create a story all your own in the city of Cleveland.
BE SURE TO LIST DELTA STATE AS A RECIPIENT OF YOUR ACT AND SAT TESTING SCORES
ACT CODE SAT CODE
Full admission to Delta State University will be granted to students who meet one or more of the following requirements: • Complete the College Prep Curriculum (CPC) with a minimum 3.20 GPA • Complete the CPC with a minimum 2.5 GPA and score and at least 16 on the ACT or 770 on the SAT
• Complete the CPC with a class rank in the upper 50% and score at least 16 on the ACT or 770 on the SAT
• Complete the CPC with a minimum 2.0 GPA and score at least 18 on the ACT or 860 on the SAT
• Satisfy the NCAA standards as a full qualifier under Division I guidelines
ENGLISH (4 Carnegie Units)
ENGLISH (4 Carnegie Units)
COLLEGE PREP CURRICULUM Course must require substantial communication skills.
Compensatory Reading and Compensatory Writing may not be included.
MATHEMATICS (3 Carnegie Units)
MATHEMATICS (4 Carnegie Units)
SCIENCE (3 Carnegie Units)
Includes Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and any one Carnegie Unit of comparable rigor and content. (e.g., Advanced Algebra, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, Discrete Mathematics, Probability and Statistics or AP Statistics).
Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry. A fourth class in higher level mathematics is highly recommended. Biology, Advanced Biology, Chemistry, Advanced Chemistry, Physics and Advanced Physics or any other science course with comparable rigor and content. One unit from a Physical Science course with content at a level that may serve as an introduction to Physics and Chemistry may be used. Two of the courses chosen must be laboratory based.
SOCIAL STUDIES (3 Carnegie Units)
SCIENCE (4 Carnegie Units) Includes Biology I, Chemistry I and any two Carnegie Units of comparable rigor and content. (e.g., Physics, Physical Science, Biology II, Chemistry II, AP Chemistry, Physics II, AP Physics B, AP Physics C—Electricity and Magnetism, and AP Physics C—Mechanics, Botany, Microbiology or Human Anatomy and Physiology.)
SOCIAL STUDIES (4 Carnegie Units)
Courses should include United States History (1 unit), World History (1 unit with substantial geography component), Government (1/2 unit), and Economics (1/2 unit) or Geography (1/2 unit).
Includes World History, U.S. History, Introduction to World Geography, U.S. Government, Economics and Mississippi Studies. (Credit earned for a State/Local Government course in any other state may stand in lieu of Mississippi Studies.)
ADVANCED ELECTIVES (2 Carnegie Units)
Includes any one Carnegie Unit of visual and performing arts course(s) meeting the requirements for high school graduation.
Requirement may be met by earning 2 units from the following areas/courses, one of which must be in Foreign Language or World Geography. Foreign Language, World Geography, 4th year Laboratorybased Science or 4th year Mathematics.
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (1/2 Carnegie Unit)
The course should include use of application packages, such as word processing and spreadsheets. The course should also include basic computer terminology and hardware operation.
PRE-HIGH SCHOOL UNITS
Algebra I, first-year Foreign Language, or Computer Applications taken prior to high school will be accepted for admission provided course content is the same as the high school course.
COLLEGE PREP CURRICULUM
ARTS (1 Carnegie Unit)
ADVANCED ELECTIVES (2 Carnegie Units) Includes any two Carnegie Units of Foreign Language (I and II), Advanced World Geography and a Foreign Language (I) or any combination of English, mathematics or lab-based science courses of comparable rigor and content to those required above.
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (1/2 Carnegie Unit) Course should emphasize the computer as a productivity tool. Instruction should include the use of application packages, such as word processing and spreadsheets. The course should also include basic computer terminology and hardware operation.
PRE-HIGH SCHOOL UNITS Algebra I, first year Foreign Language, Mississippi Studies or Computer Applications taken prior to high school will be accepted for admission, provided the course content is the same as the high school course.
PAYING FOR YOUR EDUCATION FINANCIAL AID The Office of Financial Assistance works with you to meet your financial needs. The department can assist you with federal and state financial aid programs, student loans, state scholarships and federal work study. The office is staffed with full-time financial aid counselors, so your questions will not go unanswered. Delta State University’s Office of Financial Assistance can be reached by phone or email. 662-846-4670 | www.deltastate.edu/financialaid FINANCIAL CODE: 002403
In addition to the one-on-one attention you will receive from the counselors, you may also find the following websites helpful: • FAFSA ON THE WEB www.fafsa.ed.gov • MTAG/MESG www.riseupms.com • FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION www.finaid.org
SCHOLARSHIPS Through our scholarship program, Delta State University recognizes students who have excelled in high school and demonstrate the potential for academic success in college. Academic scholarships are awarded based on high school GPA, ACT/SAT scores and class rank. Privately funded scholarships are based on a number of factors which may include: high school GPA, ACT or SAT score, financial need and residency.
Academic scholarships available for the 2015–2016 year include: Opportunity Award $ 2,000 Achievement Scholarship I $ 3,006 Achievement Scholarship II $ 6,012 National Merit Semi-finalist $ 3,750 National Merit Finalist $ 5,000 Salutatorian Scholarship (freshman year only) $ 500 Valedictorian Scholarship (freshman year only) $ 1,000
For scholarship consideration, you must submit a completed scholarship application and be admitted to the university by MARCH 1.
COST OF ATTENDANCE
All costs are listed per year.
Undergraduates (12–19 hrs) | $6,012 RESIDENCE HALL FEES
Foundation Hall | $4,642 Cain-Tatum, Cleveland & Lawler-Harkins | $3,748 Court of Governors, New Men’s & Brumby-Castle | $3,894 MEAL PLAN FEES
All Access Pass | $2,850
Freshmen and sophomores living on campus will receive the All Access Pass meal plan. This includes unlimited meals at Young-Mauldin Dining Hall and $350 Flex Bucks that may be used at Young-Mauldin, Chick-fil-A, Java City, Burger Studio, POD Express, Burrito Bowl and university concessions.
BECOME A DELTA STATE STUDENT IN A FEW EASY STEPS
Let us get to know you
CREATE YOUR DELTA STATE ACCOUNT 1 Visit www.deltastate.edu/account 2 Complete the form 3 Click CREATE ACCOUNT Visit your account page often to learn about upcoming events, schedule a campus tour, apply for admission and check your status.
We want to see you COME VISIT CAMPUS
Picture yourself walking along a sidewalk lined with oak trees, surrounded by friends and speaking to everyone you pass. This is what you will find at Delta State University. We provide individual tours daily and group events in September, January, February and March. Be sure to visit your account page to schedule a tour or learn about upcoming campus events.
Submit the paperwork APPLY FOR ADMISSION
The application for admission begins the process. Visit deltastate.edu/apply and pay your nonrefundable application fee of $25.
HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT Ask your school counselor to mail your official high school transcript (6-semester transcript for provisional review and final transcript with graduation date).
TEST SCORES Delta State’s college code for the ACT is 2190 and the SAT college code is 1163. Be sure to list Delta State on the registration form so your test scores will be sent to us.
IMMUNIZATION RECORDS Proof of (2) immunizations for measles, mumps and rubella is required of all students, unless exempt because of (1) actual, suspected, pre-planned pregnancy, (2) medical contraindication or (3) birth prior to 1957.
We’re here to help. DELTA Delta Area/Arkansas
MSTN North Mississippi/Tennessee
MEMPHIS 115 miles
MSTN LITTLE ROCK 186 miles
TUPELO 150 miles
CLEVELAND BIRMINGHAM 269 miles
NEMS Northeast Mississippi
SWMS Southwest Mississippi
firstname.lastname@example.org 662.402.0867 MONROE 143 miles
SEMS Southeast Mississippi
MERIDIAN 178 miles
JACKSON 123 miles
email@example.com 662.846.4020 LOUISIANA
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NASHVILLE 323 miles
BILOXI 283 miles
NEW ORLEANS 304 miles
OPPORTUNITY “Delta State has been my stepping stone in so many ways. From coursework, my internship and personal growth — I am ready for a successful career.”
Words cannot describe how ready I am to go to college @deltastate. #august #pleasehurry @justineolivia17
OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS Kent Wyatt Hall Suite 117 | Cleveland, MS 38733 firstname.lastname@example.org 1.800.GO.TO.DSU www.deltastate.edu/admissions
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Delta State University is committed to a policy of equal employment and educational opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental handicap, status as to disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or age as specified by applicable laws and regulations. This policy extends to all programs and activities supported by the university.
Having options is one of the best things about learning at Delta State. We offer a wide variety of degree programs — from biology and nursin...
Published on Aug 12, 2014
Having options is one of the best things about learning at Delta State. We offer a wide variety of degree programs — from biology and nursin...