Is it common?

The CAP is a learning experience that is shared in common among all UD undergraduates. See where the CAP will take you.

Common Academic Program (CAP)


The Common Academic Program (CAP) is a curricular innovation that impacts the undergraduate students at the University of Dayton beginning in Fall 2013.

The CAP’s distinctive structure is built on the notion that all students will have unique experiences at UD and that all academic programs and services are informed by the learning goals articulated in The Habits of Inquiry and Reflection (HIR).

CAP is an evolving, flexible curriculum that is responsive to the changing times while remaining grounded in the HIR principles and Catholic and Marianist intellectual traditions. Both curricular and co-curricular aspects of student life at the University of Dayton resonate with the seven learning goals.