See UD's plans to return to teaching, learning and research on campus this fall with measures in place to promote safety and lessen the risk of COVID-19 spread.

Skip to main content

What is CAP?

CAP Wordle

CAP Overview

What is unique and valued about CAP?

The Common Academic Program intentionally sequences courses so that over time students build knowledge of and expertise in understanding, analyzing, and demonstrating the seven central learning goals and outcomes. The CAP calls on students to integrate what they learn by requiring them to take courses which intentionally cross disciplinary boundaries and incorporate non-classroom experiences.

The CAP emphasizes assessment of student learning to guide continual course improvement. Students are engaged through application of knowledge in learning-centered tasks. 

Professional and vocational learning opportunities are expansive and include skills valued by employers: communication, decision-making, and critical thinking.


Michelle C. Pautz, Ph.D. Assistant Provost for the Common Academic Program

300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1302