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The major is defined as a block of courses totaling at least 24 semester hours of upper-level work in a single discipline. Transfer students are required to take a minimum of 12 upper-level semester hours in the major at the University of Dayton. Some departments may have additional requirements for transfer students. These additional requirements are defined specifically in the departmental listings.
Single-discipline and interdisciplinary minors are defined in the departmental listings. Transfer students must take a minimum of six upper-level semester hours in the minor at the University of Dayton. Some departments may have additional requirements for transfer students. These additional requirements are defined specifically in the departmental listings.
The Bachelor of Arts is offered in:
- American Studies
- Art History
- Criminal Justice Studies
- Human Rights Studies
- International Studies
- Political Science
- Religious Studies
- Visual Arts
- Women's and Gender Studies
* Major programs offered in India in conjunction with the Marianists.
The Bachelor of Science is offered in:
- Applied Mathematical Economics
- Computer Information Systems
- Computer Science
- Environmental Biology
- Environmental Geology
- Medicinal-Pharmaceutical Chemistry
- Physical Science
- Physics-Computer Science
Other programs leading to the bachelor's degree:
- Visual Arts Education (B.F.A.)
- Fine Arts (B.F.A.)
- General Studies (B.G.S.)
- Graphic Design (B.F.A.)
- Music Composition (B.M.)
- Music Education (B.M.)
- Music Performance (B.M.)
- Music Therapy (B.M.)
- Photography (B.F.A.)
Established Interdisciplinary Majors
American Studies, Criminal Justice Studies,International Studies, Premedicine, Predentistry, and Women's and Gender Studies are present examples of established interdisciplinary majors. Such programs are established by interdisciplinary committees and administered by the program directors.
Individually Designed Interdisciplinary Majors
Students demonstrating extraordinary interest, special skills or needs, and sound academic status may initiate individually designed majors. Students carry the responsibility to find a faculty mentor or advisor for such majors. All University and College requirements for the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree must be fulfilled. The degree received will be a Bachelor of Arts or Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. Candidacy for the Bachelor of Arts or Science in Interdisciplinary Studies must be declared no later than the last semester of the junior year. Long-range plans for such majors must be submitted to the appropriate chairpersons and the dean for final approval. Plans may be altered with appropriate supporting rationale and the approval of the chairperson and dean.