University of Dayton

Academics at Dayton

Being bold means taking action. At the University of Dayton (UD), a top-tier Catholic university, you’ll find countless opportunities to do the extraordinary.

At UD, your campus will extend beyond Dayton, Ohio. Through worldwide learning, work, and service opportunities, academics at UD promise to bring a global perspective to everything you learn and do.

No matter which degree you pursue at UD, you’ll be challenged to open yourself to the world and learn from firsthand experience. According to The Princeton Review, UD is one of the 50 best schools in the United States for undergraduate academics and experiential learning that lead to great careers.

Guided by Marianist traditions, students here use their talents to enrich the lives of others. Come to UD to develop leadership potential. Ask big questions. And make an impact in a range of areas, including the arts, sciences, religion, business, education, engineering and law.



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  • Mathematics-BA
  • Mathematics-BS
  • Medicinal-Pharmaceutical Chem
  • Physics
  • Physics/Computer Science
  • Sociology
  • Chemistry-MS
  • Applied Mathematical Economics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry-BA
  • Chemistry-BS
  • Discover Sciences
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Geology
  • Geology

Sports, Fitness and Nutrition

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Science
  • Physical Science
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Sport Management

Music, Theater and the Arts

  • Music
  • Music Composition
  • Music Education
  • Music Performance
  • Music Therapy
  • Theatre, Dance & Perf Tech
  • Discover Arts
  • Fine Arts

Nursing, Health, Care and Sociology

  • Intervention Specialist

Pharmacy and Pre-Med

  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Medicine

Liberal Arts

  • English
  • French
  • General Studies
  • German
  • History
  • Human Rights Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Psychology-BA
  • Psychology-BS
  • Religious Studies
  • Secondary Catholic Rel Educ
  • Spanish
  • Women's & Gender Studies
  • English-MA
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Communication
  • Criminal Justice Studies

Engineering and IT

  • Computer Science-MS
  • Electrical Engineering-MS
  • Electro-Optics
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Materials Engineering-ME
  • Mechanical Engineering-MS
  • Renewable and Clean Energy
  • Chemical Engineering-BCE
  • Civil Engineering-BCE
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Information Systems-BS
  • Computer Science-BS
  • Discover Engineering
  • Discover Engineering Tech
  • Electrical Engineering-BEE
  • Electronic and Comp Eng Tech
  • Global Manufact Sys Eng Tech
  • Industrial Engineering Tech
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering Tech
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering-MS
  • Civil Engineering-MS
  • Computer Engineering-MS

Law, International Relations and Politics

  • International Studies
  • Political Science
  • American and Transnational Law
  • Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Law, LLM
  • Public Administration

Business, Finance and Economics

  • Finance-BSB
  • International Business Mgmt
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Operations & Supply Management
  • Business Administration- Marketing
  • Business Administration-Cyber Security
  • Business Administration-Finance
  • Business Administration-MBA
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Business Economics
  • Discover Business
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship


  • Adolescence to Young Adult Edu
  • Discover Teacher Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Foreign Language Education
  • Middle Child Ed Intev Spec
  • Middle Childhood Education
  • Education in Transdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
  • Interdisciplinary Educational Studies

Architecture, Art and Design

  • Graphic Design
  • Visual Arts

Life at Dayton

Blending midwestern hospitality and global visibility, the University of Dayton contains a world of its own. Here students from around the world come together to contribute unique talents, perspectives, and cultures. And it all happens in Dayton, Ohio, a friendly city with a legacy of innovation.

About Dayton, OH


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Launch your STEM career. Dayton is a top city for STEM jobs, ranking ahead of Columbus, Ohio, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City.
Inventors welcome. Innovation is in Dayton's DNA. This is where aviation, the cash register, electric car starter, modern refrigeration, and bar code scanner were born.
Good news, nature lovers. Dayton is renowned for stunning bikeways, trails, and parks. Outside Magazine even named it a top 25 town for outdoorsy people.
Grab your wheels and go. A citywide bike-sharing program, called Link Dayton, makes it easy for students to get around town quickly and affordably.

" "There are many events at the University of Dayton. We all gather together [on most days] and sometimes on weekends. You can celebrate all the cultures and diversity. There are so many great events happening, and I want to be a part of them with my friends all the time." "


Careers at Dayton

There’s a reason that the University of Dayton attracts students all the way from Bangladesh to Brazil. At UD, undergraduate students access hands-on learning experiences, advanced facilities, and exclusive partnerships that lead to career success.

Because of UD’s reputation as a top-tier research institution, engineers, scientists, and students gain opportunities to work with companies like GE Aviation, Lilly Suzhou Pharmaceutical, and Emerson Climate Technologies to solve problems and bring technology to the world market.

Whether you participate in internships, cooperative education, education abroad programs, or research opportunities, you’ll get a competitive edge well before earning your diploma. Backed by the university’s approach to experiential education, you’ll join the 95 percent graduates who are employed, pursuing a graduate degree, or participating in service programs. Recent UD alumni have launched careers everywhere from the Peace Corps to Proctor & Gamble.

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