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College of Arts and Sciences

Student advising in the College of Arts and Sciences

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The College of Arts and Sciences advising team consists of over 180 faculty members and professional staff who provide support to students throughout their academic careers at the University of Dayton. From speaking with students about academic interests, major or minor exploration, class schedules, study habits and more, an advisor serves as a point person to assist students in completing university and degree requirements from a student’s first semester through their final semester at the University of Dayton.

  • 1:16

    Faculty to student ratio

  • 96%

    Of students found success upon graduation

  • 100%

    Of students completed a capstone experience

A High-Quality Education

Want to double major? Looking for a minor? Career outcomes

Personalize your academic journey to support your goals and interests. Choose one major before you arrive at the University of Dayton. Once you are here and engaged in first semester classes, you may begin conversations with your advisor regarding the opportunity to pursue your other interests. You may choose majors from within the College of Arts and Sciences, or within our professional schools with proper advising and meeting the specific requirements to enter those majors.

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Minors allow you to tailor your academic path to support your unique interests and goals. The College of Arts and Sciences offers a variety of minors from virtually all areas offered at the university.

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Our students have the opportunity to combine the classroom and real world together in ways that allow you to further sharpen your skills. It’s a key reason why employers love hiring our students–they can hit the ground running. Learn more about what your career outcomes can be as a student in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Meeting your Assistant Deans

For incoming College of Arts and Science Students your Assistant Dean will be your point of contact prior to arriving on campus. They will help finalize your incoming schedule for the first semester and make sure you are ready to arrive for class on your first day as a college student. For current CAS students, you will see your Assistant Dean for special concerns that are not part of regular academic advising, including changing your major. Students still considering UD or waiting for their first semester to begin must discuss the change of major options with the Office of Recruitment & Admission.

Faculty Advisor

Students see their faculty advisor for:

  • Information regarding course of study in the major and first-line career advice in the field
  • Developing an appropriate course schedule that will satisfy both degree and major requirements as well as offer advice on choices of elective
  • The advising approval code for registration once a course schedule has been approved
  • Identifying a term-by-term curriculum plan as well as reviewing academic progress throughout the semester
  • Approval to drop or add a course*

*An assistant dean’s signature is not required to drop a course unless the request pertains to late withdrawal after the W period or a complete withdrawal from the University.

Assistant Dean

Students see their assistant dean for special concerns that are not part of regular academic advising. The assistant deans may be contacted at 937-229-2611 or by email.

  • Transfer credit approval (University policy requires preauthorization to receive credit for courses taken at other institutions)
  • Academic Standing (probation, dismissal)
  • Medical withdrawal with supporting documentation
  • Complete withdrawal from the University
  • Graduation approval and release of diploma once grades have been verified
  • Approval for registration of 19 hours or above
  • Study abroad course approval
  • Exceptions to degree or major requirements (requests must be routed through the advisor to the assistant dean)
  • Late withdrawal from a course after the W period has ended
  • Late registration of a course with instructor approval

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.* Monday through Friday

Call 937-229-2611 or email us to visit O'Reilly Hall if you have advising questions.

*Excludes all University holidays