List of academic requirements to complete degree. Students are responsible to monitor their Degreeworks and to track their academic progress toward their degree. There are options within Degreeworks to do a “what if” for a new major, adding a minor and looking at what requirements future classes might satisfy. There is also an option to print an unofficial transcript. Degreeworks assists in determining courses for registration. A link to Degreeworks can be found on Porches, under Flyers Student Services.

University of Dayton School of Engineering


Students have the opportunity to explore areas of interest through minors and concentrations, which may be within their field of study or subjects that are outside of engineering that a student is passionate about.

To declare an engineering minor or concentration, students should meet with their academic adviser and complete the appropriate form. Click here to go to our School of Engineering forms page. Our forms can also be found on Porches under the engineering tab.

To declare a minor outside of the School of Engineering, students need to meet with an adviser or the department chair where the minor is located.

Common Academic Program for Engineering

  1. The Common Academic Program serves as the foundation of a UD education and is a learning experience that is shared in common among all undergraduate students at UD.
  2. First and second year courses in Religious studies (REL 103), Philosophy (PHL 103), History (HST 103), Communication (CMM 100) and English (ENG 100, ENG 200) create a foundation for student learning in the rest of the Common Academic Program.
  3. The Social Science (SSC 200) course is a theme-based course that varies across sections but shares common learning outcomes.
  4. The remaining 4 courses (Arts, Advanced History and 2 classes in Advanced Religion or Philosophy) will allow the students to deepen their knowledge and guide them to lead wise and ethical lives of leadership and service. These 4 courses must also satisfy 5 additional CAP components which give the students an even broader view of the world. These are Faith Traditions, Practical Ethical Action, Inquiry, Integrative, and Diversity and Social Justice. The selection of these 4 remaining courses is critical to the completion of the Common Academic Program. The Office of Student Success has developed the CAP worksheet for engineering students to use as a guide. Click here to go to the CAP Worksheet.
  5. Click here to go to UD’s Common Academic program approved course list (Excel spreadsheet).

Courses Facilitated by the Office of Student Success

EGR 102 — Introduction to the University Experience

  • Orientation to the University of Dayton, including services that are available to students. This includes tutoring, study abroad, cooperative education, ETHOS, student organizations, ROTC.
  • Introduction to the School of Engineering. This includes overview of curriculum, study skills and time management techniques, registration process, exam prep.
  • Zero credit, mandatory attendance.

EGR 100 — Enrichment Workshop

  • Builds study time into student’s day.
  • Tutoring is available during the class.
  • Opportunity to meet peers and form study groups.
  • Zero credit, mandatory attendance.
  • Taken 1st 2 semesters at UD.


Office of Student Success

Kettering Laboratories 501 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0253