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Core Program

Welcome to the Core Program

The Core Program offers an innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum. Our program consists of a sequence of courses that fulfill many of the University's Common Academic Program requirements. These courses address a common theme, "Human Values in a Pluralistic Culture," and are carefully coordinated so that students experience the integrated character of the liberal arts. Co-curricular speakers, arts events, and other activities related to course content are an important part of the program. The 120 students selected each year represent a cross-section of new students with differing backgrounds and abilities.

The Core Program is designed to deepen the learning experience of any interested University of Dayton student. Students from the University's four undergraduate schools – the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business Administration, the School of Education and Health Sciences, and the School of Engineering – participate in the Core Program. Students can also earn credit toward the Honors Program with Core courses.

In the News
Humanities and Social Sciences 12.03.19
Humanities majors find community at Heritage

The humanities are percolating marked interest at Heritage Coffee House as the weekly, go-to, caffeinated hot spot on campus.

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Fine and Performing Arts 10.15.19
First-Year Arts Immersion links humanities courses to Dayton Philharmonic concert

The First-Year Arts Immersion is a distinctive part of the University of Dayton experience, linking humanities coursework to an off-campus ballet, opera or symphonic concert in partnership with the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance.

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Students and Campus Life 03.26.19
2019 Herbenick Award Winner

University of Dayton junior Ryan Reed, a history major from Columbus, Ohio, was presented with the Raymond M. Herbenick Award on Sunday, March 24, at the 32nd annual Core program graduation banquet.

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Core Program

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300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0725