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Three-Year Undergraduate Degree Pathways

Three-Year Undergraduate Degree Pathways

Building an accelerated degree path gives students greater flexibility. 

First-year students entering the University of Dayton who have completed substantial college-level coursework may be able to complete some of UD’s degree programs in three years—giving them flexibility to add a semester or year of co-op employment, full-time service work or education abroad to their college experience.  

These students typically have course credit for UD from one or more of the following: 

  • Credit earned through the following exams: Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP). 
  • Dual Enrollment or College Credit Plus. 
  • Credit earned at community colleges or technical schools. 
  • Credit earned through military training programs and coursework. 
  • Summer coursework. 

Sample Three-Year Degree Plans

The following samples illustrate how prior earned credit can lead to completing a baccalaureate degree in three years. These are examples of possible programs to be used as a guide. Students entering with different credits will follow different program paths, and all students will need to work closely with their academic advisers to ensure that degree requirements are met.

Sample Curriculum1
First Year (Fall Semester) First Year (Spring Semester)
Course Credit Hours Course Credit Hours
ASI 150 1 CMM 351 3
CMM 100 (CAP Communication) 3 REL 103 3
CMM 201 3 SSC 200 3
HST 103 3 CAP Natural Science with Lab 4
PHL 103 3 Literature 3
CAP Natural Science with Lab 4 Total 16
Total  17

 

Second Year (Fall Semester) Second Year (Spring Semester)
Course Credit Hours Course Credit Hours
CMM 202 3 CMM Concentration 3
CMM Concentration 3 CMM Concentration 3
ENG 200 3 CAP Advanced Historical Studies 3
CAP Arts/Creative and Performing Arts 3 CAP Crossing Boundaries: Practical Ethical Action 3
CAP Crossing Boundaries: Faith Traditions 3 CAP Crossing Boundaries: Integrative 3
Foreign Language 201 3 CAP Crossing Boundaries: Inquiry 3
Total  15 Total 18

 

Third Year (Fall Semester) Third Year (Spring Semester)
Course Credit Hours Course Credit Hours
CMM Concentration 3 CMM Concentration (Capstone) 3
CMM Concentration 3 CMM Concentration 3
CMM Concentration 3 CMM Concentration 3
CAP Diversity and Social Justice 3 CAP Advanced Philosophical or Religious Studies 3
CAP Advanced Philosophical or Religious Studies 3 Social Science 300/400 Level 3
Total 15 Total 15
Minimum Hours 124

Assumptions:

  • Student has earned at least 30 semester hours (AP, Postsecondary, Transfer, IB, etc.), most of which apply to the CAP requirements including ENG 100 and 200.
  • Based on the top 10 AP exams for which UD has received scores and top 5 AP exams for which students received credit in the recent years, this plan is to assume that students were able to bring in credit from AP Psychology (3), English Language (3), U.S. History (3), Calculus and/or Statistics (3-4), U.S. Government and Politics (3), Biology (3-4), Chemistry (3-4), Macro- or Microeconomics (3), and Spanish Language (8).
  • IB credit is assumed to include Biology (4), Chemistry (3), Economics (6), English (3), Foreign Languages (8), History of Americas (3), Psychology (3), Physics (6), and Social Anthropology (3).

Note:

  • This plan makes several assumptions and should NOT be construed as a substitute for academic advising. 
  • All requirements are subject to change.
  • Students must complete all requirements in order to graduate.
  • Foreign Languages require placement test into 201. The program plan states the requirements for the major. Prerequisite courses may be required. 

Sample Curriculum1
First Year (Fall Semester) First Year (Spring Semester)
Course Credit Hours Course Credit Hours
ACC 207 3 ACC 208 3
BIZ 101 1 BIZ 201 3
CMM 100 3 DSC 211 3
ENG 200 3 MTH 129 4
MTH 128 3 REL 103 3
PHL 103 3 SSC 200 3
Total  16 Total 18

 

Second Year (Fall Semester) Second Year (Spring Semester)
Course Credit Hours Course Credit Hours
MIS 301 3 FIN 301 3
MGT 201 3 MGT 301 3
MKT 301 3 OPS 301 3
CAP Natural Science with Lab 4 ECO Elective 3
CAP Crossing Boundaries: Faith Traditions 3 MKT Elective 3
Total  16 Total 15

 

Third Year (Fall Semester) Third Year (Spring Semester)
Course Credit Hours Course Credit Hours
ENG 370, 371, or 372 3 MGT 490 3
MKT 450 6 MKT 455 (Capstone) 3
Business Ethics 3 CAP Diversity & Social Justice and Advanced Historical Studies 3
CAP Arts 3 CAP Advanced Philosophical or Religious Studies 3
Total 15 General Elective 3
Total 15
Minimum Hours 125

Assumptions:

  • Student has earned at least 30 semester hours (AP, Postsecondary, Transfer, IB, etc.), most of which apply to the CAP requirements including ENG 100 and 200.
  • Based on the top 10 AP exams for which UD has received scores and top 5 AP exams for which students received credit in the recent years, this plan is to assume that students were able to bring in credit from AP Psychology (3), English Language (3), U.S. History (3), Calculus and/or Statistics (3-4), U.S. Government and Politics (3), Biology (3-4), Chemistry (3-4), Macro- or Microeconomics (3), and Spanish Language (8).
  • IB credit is assumed to include Biology (4), Chemistry (3), Economics (6), English (3), Foreign Languages (8), History of Americas (3), Psychology (3), Physics (6), and Social Anthropology (3).

Note:

  • This plan makes several assumptions and should NOT be construed as a substitute for academic advising. 
  • All requirements are subject to change.
  • Students must complete all requirements in order to graduate.

Sample Curriculum1
First Year (Fall Semester) First Year (Spring Semester)
Course Credit Hours Course Credit Hours
ACC 207 3 ACC 208 3
BIZ 101 1 BIZ 201 3
CMM 100 3 DSC 211 3
ENG 200 3 MTH 129 4
MTH 128 3 REL 103 3
PHL 103 3 SSC 200 3
Total  16 Total 18

 

Second Year (Fall Semester) Second Year (Spring Semester)
Course Credit Hours Course Credit Hours
MIS 301 3 ECO 460 or 461 3
MGT 201 3 FIN 301 3
MKT 301 3 INB 302 3
CAP Natural Science with Lab 4 MGT 301 3
CAP Crossing Boundaries: Faith Traditions and Advanced Historical Studies 3 OPS 301 3
Total  16 Total 15

 

Third Year (Fall Semester) Third Year (Spring Semester)
Course Credit Hours Course Credit Hours
ACC 412C, Fin 450, or MKT 440 3 INB 450 (Capstone) 3
ENG 370, 371, or 372 3 MGT 490 3
MGT 403 3 INB Elective 3
PHL 313 or REL 368 3 INB Elective 3
CAP Arts 3 CAP Diversity & Social Justice and Advanced Philosophical Studies 3
Total 15 General Elective 3
Total 15
Minimum Hours 125

Assumptions:

  • Student has earned at least 30 semester hours (AP, Postsecondary, Transfer, IB, etc.), most of which apply to the CAP requirements including ENG 100 and 200.
  • Based on the top 10 AP exams for which UD has received scores and top 5 AP exams for which students received credit in the recent years, this plan is to assume that students were able to bring in credit from AP Psychology (3), English Language (3), U.S. History (3), Calculus and/or Statistics (3-4), U.S. Government and Politics (3), Biology (3-4), Chemistry (3-4), Macro- or Microeconomics (3), and Spanish Language (8).
  • IB credit is assumed to include Biology (4), Chemistry (3), Economics (6), English (3), Foreign Languages (8), History of Americas (3), Psychology (3), Physics (6), and Social Anthropology (3).

Note:

  • This plan makes several assumptions and should NOT be construed as a substitute for academic advising. 
  • All requirements are subject to change.
  • Students must complete all requirements in order to graduate.

Sample Curriculum1
First Year (Fall Semester) First Year (Spring Semester)
Course Credit Hours Course Credit Hours
ACC 207 3 ACC 208 3
BIZ 101 1 BIZ 201 3
CMM 100 3 DSC 211 3
ENG 200 3 MTH 129 4
MTH 128 3 REL 103 3
PHL 103 3 SSC 200 3
Total  16 Total 18

 

Second Year (Fall Semester) Second Year (Spring Semester)
Course Credit Hours Course Credit Hours
MIS 301 3 ECO 460 or 461 3
MGT 201 3 FIN 301 3
MKT 301 3 INB 302 3
CAP Natural Science with Lab 4 MGT 301 3
CAP Crossing Boundaries: Faith Traditions and Advanced Historical Studies 3 OPS 301 3
Total  16 Total 15

 

Third Year (Fall Semester) Third Year (Spring Semester)
Course Credit Hours Course Credit Hours
ENG 370, 371, or 372 3 INB 450 (Capstone) 3
MGT 350 3 MGT 402, 404, or 405 3
MGT 403 3 MGT 423 3
PHL 313 or REL 368 3 MGT 490 3
CAP Arts 3 CAP Advanced Philosophical or Religious Studies 3
Total 15 Total 15
Minimum Hours 125

Assumptions:

  • Student has earned at least 30 semester hours (AP, Postsecondary, Transfer, IB, etc.), most of which apply to the CAP requirements including ENG 100 and 200.
  • Based on the top 10 AP exams for which UD has received scores and top 5 AP exams for which students received credit in the recent years, this plan is to assume that students were able to bring in credit from AP Psychology (3), English Language (3), U.S. History (3), Calculus and/or Statistics (3-4), U.S. Government and Politics (3), Biology (3-4), Chemistry (3-4), Macro- or Microeconomics (3), and Spanish Language (8).
  • IB credit is assumed to include Biology (4), Chemistry (3), Economics (6), English (3), Foreign Languages (8), History of Americas (3), Psychology (3), Physics (6), and Social Anthropology (3).

Note:

  • This plan makes several assumptions and should NOT be construed as a substitute for academic advising. 
  • All requirements are subject to change.
  • Students must complete all requirements in order to graduate.