BEFORE YOU EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS, YOU HAVE TO NARROW YOUR FOCUS.

With more than 80 majors to choose from, the options may feel overwhelming. Begin with the area that interests you most. Are you good with numbers, logistics and running the show? Try our School of Business Administration. Do you like to build, wire, program or just make things work better? Explore our School of Engineering. Do you like to help others learn, grow and reach their potential? Then our School of Education and Health Sciences might be a good place to start. Or if you want to explore and further expand your knowledge in the arts, humanities or social or natural sciences then start with the College of Arts and Sciences.

HOW EXTRAORDINARY DO YOU WANT TO BE?

Did you think you'd be redesigning an ancient European port? Or developing better ways to sterilize medical instruments in Central America? At the University of Dayton you'll find countless opportunities to do the extraordinary  — enriching the lives of others, developing your leadership potential and making you stand out from the crowd.

Whether you participate in our vast array of internships, cooperative education, education abroad programs or research opportunities, you'll earn a professional foothold in the world well before earning your diploma.

BEFORE YOU KNOW WHERE YOU'RE GOING, UNDERSTAND WHERE YOU'RE STARTING FROM.

It's time to begin your academic journey. What courses will you study? How will they prepare you for the future?

The Common Academic Program is something every student at the University of Dayton has in common. It's the unifying framework for all four years of your undergraduate education, and it offers a broad education that aims to answer a single question: What does it mean to be human?

CAP is about more than attending lectures and taking notes. It's about being immersed in many different approaches to learning, integrating knowledge across disciplines and incorporating experiences outside the classroom. While the courses related to your major aim to prepare you for your career, the central purpose of the Common Academic Program is to prepare you for life.

IT'S NOT ABOUT THE GRADE YOU GET, BUT THE HELP YOU GIVE.

Why wait to use your knowledge for the greater good? We believe the best learning comes from doing. So we constantly find new ways around our community, our country and our world to integrate learning with helping those in need. You’ll find our students helping rebuild the hurricane-stricken Gulf area, delivering aid in Haiti, running a day camp for children in Appalachia and building water filtration systems in Cameroon.

SOME CALL IT A LANGUAGE BARRIER. WE CALL IT A LANGUAGE UNIFIER.

The University of Dayton's Intensive English Program helps non-English speakers learn the language quickly and proficiently through an immersive program that combines teaching, learning support and community interaction. Learn more about the strong sense of community and personal support you'll find on campus.

KEEP YOUR MIND AND YOUR OPTIONS OPEN.

If you’re not completely sure what you want to major in, you’re not alone. Many students switch their major more than once during their undergraduate studies. We suggest that you take your time and keep your options open. Each of our four academic divisions offers Discover Programs that let you begin taking core courses while you explore your interests.

Your Toughest Decision So Far Begins With One Simple Click.

High school is full of big decisions. While we can't help you decide which university is the right fit for you, we can make it easy to apply. You can either use our Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarship or the Common Application. The paper version of the Common Application has a $50 application fee. This $50 fee is waived when you submit the electronic version of either application.

Our Early Action deadline is December 15, while our regular admission deadline is March 1.

Complete list of majors

College of Arts and Sciences