University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

The University of Dayton says, "The Common Academic Program (CAP) is an innovative curriculum that is the foundation of a UD education. It is a learning experience that is shared in common among all undergraduate students, regardless of their major. The CAP's distinctive structure is built on the notion that, while students will have unique experiences at UD, all academic programs and learning encounters are informed by the seven institutional learning goals: scholarship, faith traditions, diversity, community, practical wisdom, critical evaluation of our times and vocation." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:8,499
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:60%
  • Tuition & Fees:$41,750 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: 08/08/2018


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