University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

Dayton says, "The Common Academic Program (CAP) is the portion of the curriculum shared by all undergraduate students, starting with the entering class in 2013. It embodies seven UD learning goals: scholarship, faith traditions, diversity, community, practical wisdom, critical evaluation of our times, and vocation. The courses challenge students and faculty to link aspects of their own lives, majors, and careers to a broader world. Students' unique learning experiences promote knowledge, skills and dispositions through engaging, developmental, and integrated courses and experiences that are necessary for 21st Century graduates." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:8,330
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:59%
  • Tuition & Fees:$40,940 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature


    See Note

    No credit given for Literature because a course in literature is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Arts" requirement.

  • 3. Foreign Language

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


    See Note

    No credit for US Government or History because a course in American government or history is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Historical Studies" requirement.

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    University of Dayton uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit

Curriculum last evaluated: 04/30/2018


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