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Discover Arts and Sciences

Interested in science?

Students often know they want to study something related to science, but may be unsure of exactly which major is the best fit. As a Discover Science student you will be able to explore the physical and life science majors in the largest academic unit at UD.

  • Over 250

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

  • 4.2 years

    average time it takes to graduate when starting as a Discover Sciences major

  • 340

    students who have graduated since 2017 when starting in Discover Sciences

High-Quality Education

First-Year Experience Seminar Common Academic Program Stander Symposium

All Discover Sciences students participate in an introductory course that provides an opportunity for students to explore their academic options. Our advisors will help you choose from one of more than 30 science-related majors. The first-year experience seminar provides students entering as Discover Sciences majors the chance to receive additional academic support through study tables, which focus on assistance in science and math courses.

An integrative approach to learning, CAP courses intentionally cross disciplines and incorporate non-classroom experiences for your introductory courses, allowing discover 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 Sciences? 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

Hanley Sustainability Institute

Nationally recognized for work on campus and within the Dayton community, the Hanley Sustainability Institute allows students to engage with faculty and community stakeholders to help make campus and the community more sustainable.

Integrative Science and Engineering Center

Undergraduate students interested in biomedical, bio-molecular and environmental research have an opportunity to gain research experience by solving challenges that affect populations on local and global levels.

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.

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 Sciences students