The Common Academic Program (CAP) is an innovative curriculum that is the foundation of a University of Dayton education. It is a learning experience that is shared in common among all undergraduate students, regardless of their major. Some CAP requirements must be fulfilled by courses taken at UD (e.g., Capstone and Diversity and Social Justice). Some major requirements must also be fulfilled by courses taken at UD. Students should consult with their advisor regarding applicability of transfer credit to fulfill CAP and major program requirements.
|Common Academic Program (CAP) 1|
|First-Year Humanities Commons 2||12 cr. hrs.|
|Introduction to Global Historical Studies|
|Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies|
|Introduction to Philosophy|
|Writing Seminar I 3|
|Second-Year Writing Seminar 4||0-3 cr. hrs.|
|Writing Seminar II|
|Oral Communication||3 cr. hrs.|
|Principles of Oral Communication|
|Mathematics||3 cr. hrs.|
|Social Science||3 cr. hrs.|
|Social Science Integrated|
|Arts||3 cr. hrs.|
|Natural Sciences 5||7 cr. hrs.|
|Crossing Boundaries||up to 12 cr. hrs.|
Practical Ethical Action
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies (6 cr. hrs.)
Historical Studies (3 cr. hrs.) 7
|Diversity and Social Justice 8||3 cr. hrs.|
|Major Capstone 9||0-6 cr. hrs.|
The credit hours listed reflect what is needed to complete each CAP component. However, they should not be viewed as a cumulative addition to a student's degree requirements because many CAP courses are designed to satisfy more than one CAP component (e.g., Crossing Boundaries and Advanced Studies) and may also satisfy requirements in the student's major.
Must include two different disciplines and at least one accompanying lab.
U.S. History AP and CLEP credit will not satisfy this requirement.
May not double count with First-Year Humanities Commons, Second-Year Writing, Oral Communication, Social Science, Arts, or Natural Sciences CAP components, but may double count with courses taken to satisfy other CAP components and/or courses taken in the student's major.
The course or experience is designed by faculty in each major; it may, or may not, be assigned credit hours.