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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.

Welcome

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.

Deepening the learning experience.

Our 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.

Introducing the Core/Philosophy + JD Program

We are happy to offer this new academic option to Core students who major in philosophy. This program allows driven, high achieving students the capacity to matriculate directly into the University of Dayton School of Law after completing three years of undergraduate work at UD.

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The Core Program produced 60% of UD's Fulbright winners between 2017-2020.

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Students and Campus Life 02.15.21
University of Dayton honors six undergraduate students for research in Catholic intellectual traditions

Six University of Dayton students will be honored this month as the first recipients of the Fr. Jack McGrath, S.M., Award for Research in Catholic Intellectual Traditions, which recognizes outstanding undergraduate student research in a Common Academic Program course related to Catholic intellectual traditions.

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Humanities and Social Sciences 11.02.20
University of Dayton launches five-year bachelor’s and law degree program for philosophy majors in Core program

University of Dayton students in the Core program who major in philosophy can now complete an undergraduate and law degree in five years through a new partnership with the University’s School of Law.

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Campus and Community 05.19.20
University of Dayton student named Newman Civic Fellow

University of Dayton junior Claire Sullivan was awarded a Newman Civic Fellowship in recognition of her leadership and involvement in the Dayton community.

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Humanities and Social Sciences 03.24.20
University of Dayton Core program honors two students with 2020 Herbenick Award

The University of Dayton Core program honored two students with the Raymond M. Herbenick Award on March 8 at the 33rd annual Core Integrated Studies graduation banquet — making Shannon Stanforth and Claire Sullivan the first co-winners in the award’s history.

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