Welcome to the Core Program

The Core Program offers an innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum. Our program consists of a sequence of courses that fulfill many of the University's Common Academic Program requirements. These courses address a common theme, "Human Values in a Pluralistic Culture," and are carefully coordinated so that students experience the integrated character of the liberal arts. Extra-curricular speakers, arts events, and other activities related to course content are an important part of the program. The 150 students selected each year represent a cross-section of new students with differing backgrounds and abilities.

The Core Program is designed to deepen the learning experience of any interested University of Dayton student. Students from the University's four undergraduate schools – the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business Administration, the School of Education and Health Sciences, and the School of Engineering – participate in the Core Program. Students can also earn credit toward the Honors Program with Core courses.

Student Achievement

Herbenick Award Winner

University of Dayton junior John "Jake" Larmann was presented with the Raymond M. Herbenick Award at the 31st annual Core program graduation banquet, Sunday, April 8.

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Student Scholars

Kira Ogburn, English '17

Core Students Win Fulbright Honors

Three University of Dayton seniors from the Core program won scholarships as part of Fulbright programs and are headed abroad as English teaching assistants.

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Program Brochure

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Core Program

Marianist Hall 203 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0725