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Discover Arts and Sciences

Explore your options.

Undecided about what to study for the next four years? As a Discover Arts student, you will be able to explore all academic options at UD, especially in the fine arts, humanities and social sciences programs offered through the College of Arts and Sciences.

  • Over 500

    students have enrolled as a Discover Arts major in the last two years

  • 4.1 years

    average time it takes to graduate after starting as a Discover Arts major

  • 880

    students who have graduated since 2017 after starting in Discover Arts

High-Quality Education

First-Year Experience seminar Common Academic Program Stander Symposium

All Discover Arts students participate in an introductory course that provides an opportunity for students to explore their academic options. Our advisors will help you explore and choose from one of our 70+ majors.

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An integrative approach to learning, CAP courses intentionally cross disciplines and incorporate non-classroom experiences for your introductory courses, allowing Discover Arts students the opportunity to explore all academic units across the University.

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An annual campus-wide forum to showcase academic excellence and recognize student learning through faculty-mentored undergraduate research, scholarship and artistic accomplishment.

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Visit Campus

Interested in learning more about Discover Arts? We'd love to meet with you. Schedule an academic appointment by calling our department at 937-229-2611. You can also choose to schedule a general campus tour and admission presentation.

Featured Programs and Initiatives

Fitz Center for Leadership in Community

At UD we create servant leaders. As a member of our community, students are called to engage in the city around them by building relationships with community partners and making a difference in the world around them.

Career Services

An approach to figuring out what you might want to study in college can be looking at what career path you may like to pursue. Career Services has many great resources to help you think about career options which in turn can help with choosing your major.

Vocation at UD

We integrate vocational exploration into the curriculum through the first-year experience seminar, experiential learning and co-curricular opportunities within our centers and programs.

Institute of Applied Creativity and Transformation

Collaboration, creative problem solving, critical thinking, empathy, initiative and resilience – gain the creative competencies that today's job market demands.

Experiential Learning

Real-World Experience

Through practical learning opportunities like internships and co-ops, you can build your resume, gain practical experience and prepare for a successful career.


College of Arts and Sciences

O'Reilly Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0800


average class size of first year seminar course for Discover Arts students