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College of Arts and Sciences

Engage. Learn. Grow.

We provide broad, well-rounded studies in the arts, sciences, humanities and social sciences, emphasizing experiential learning and faculty-mentored research in a global, diverse and inclusive learning environment.

Our students learn, lead and serve because we develop the whole person, foster deep engagement with faculty and accentuate the connections among academic disciplines. Our arts and sciences education prepares students for their first job and provides adaptive skills to ensure a lifetime of success.

Fast Facts

97%

of students are employed, in grad school or in a full-time service program within six months of graduation

95%

of recent graduates are working within their chosen field or a stepping stone towards it

students

Preparing Servant Leaders

The UD College of Arts and Sciences offers a transformative educational experience that is firmly rooted in our Catholic, Marianist values. We champion high-impact experiential and community-engaged learning, facilitate learning and scholarship across traditional academic disciplines, and prepare all students for personal and professional accomplishment by linking learning and action, leadership and service.

Preparing Servant Leaders

students

The UD College of Arts and Sciences offers a transformative educational experience that is firmly rooted in our Catholic, Marianist values. We champion high-impact experiential and community-engaged learning, facilitate learning and scholarship across traditional academic disciplines, and prepare all students for personal and professional accomplishment by linking learning and action, leadership and service.

Follow Your Passion: Degrees in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Learn about arts degrees at the University of Dayton. Hear from students majoring in Music, Art and Design, and Theatre, Dance and Performance Technology.

Follow Your Passion: Degrees in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Learn about arts degrees at the University of Dayton. Hear from students majoring in Music, Art and Design, and Theatre, Dance and Performance Technology.

Follow Your Passion: Degrees in the Natural Sciences.

Explore Your Options

Learn about Bachelor of Science degrees in the University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences. We offer more than 15 majors in the natural sciences.

Follow Your Passion: Degrees in the Natural Sciences.

Explore Your Options

Learn about Bachelor of Science degrees in the University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences. We offer more than 15 majors in the natural sciences.

Featured Programs

  • Discover Programs
  • Experiential Learning
  • Global and Intercultural Learning
  • Discover Programs: Find the Right Fit

    Choosing the right career starts with choosing the right degree program. The University of Dayton is committed to helping students find the right fit through their Discover Programs.

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    Experiential Learning: Be Engaged

    Experiential learning takes place across the University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences in many forms, including the annual Dean’s Summer Fellowship program. Faculty-mentored undergraduate research helps students make connections between coursework and research, providing a spark that leads to greater engagement in their studies and a clear path to graduation.

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    Global Learning: A Pathway to the World

    Every major in the University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences connects to global and intercultural learning. Global competencies are among the top three things that employers tell us they are looking for in today’s college graduates, so we strive to infuse global and intercultural perspectives throughout our students’ education — both in their courses here on campus, and through opportunities both in the U.S. and abroad.

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    College News
    Research 12.07.20
    National Science Foundation awards University of Dayton computer scientists $248K for artificial intelligence system to address traffic issues in Vietnam

    The National Science Foundation awarded two University of Dayton computer scientists $248,338 to use artificial intelligence to monitor motor vehicle traffic in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and develop a simulation to help urban planners address traffic and infrastructure problems in the city of more than 8.9 million people.

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    Humanities and Social Sciences 11.23.20
    University of Dayton faculty seek to promote ethics and leadership in curriculum and co-curricular activities

    Christa Johnson, visiting assistant professor in the University of Dayton Department of Philosophy, seeks to further the University’s Catholic, Marianist mission to educate the whole person through integrating ethics and leadership into the academic curriculum and through co-curricular experiences.

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    Humanities and Social Sciences 11.17.20
    University of Dayton sociologist awarded Science & Technology Policy fellowship from the American Association for the Advancement of Science

    A University of Dayton sociologist is working to reduce gender-based violence around the world through a competitive fellowship program that places scientists in U.S. federal government policy positions.

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    College Initiatives

  • Dean’s Summer Fellowship Program
  • Career Camp
  • ArtsLIVE Performance Series
  • Providing an opportunity for our undergraduate students to conduct summer research in any academic discipline under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

    Dean's Summer Fellows

    Sophomores and juniors with at least one major in the College attend two half-day virtual workshops intended to give a head start on achieving career goals.

    Career Camp

    Presenting outstanding arts experiences and cultivating cultural curiosity through a broad range of traditions including classical, jazz and world music.

    ArtsLIVE Performance Series

    Fast Facts

    55

    undergraduate degree programs

    20+

    graduate degrees and certificates

    86%

    first to second year retention rate

    CONTACT

    College of Arts and Sciences

    O'Reilly Hall
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0800
    937-229-2611

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