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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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In the News
Humanities and Social Sciences 05.16.22

UD Professor Susan Trollinger traveled to Kentucky with her second-year Core program class to experience the Creation Museum.

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Students and Campus Life 12.22.21

The University of Dayton Core program recognized three students with the Raymond M. Herbenick Award at its 34th annual graduation banquet, marking the first time in the program’s history that a trio of students won the award.

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Students and Campus Life 02.15.21

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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