Our Core curriculum
UD’s rigorous academic program is centered on our Core curriculum. All students, regardless of major, complete our two-year, 60-credit-hour sequence devoted to the greatest and most influential thinkers of the Western intellectual tradition—from Plato to Tocqueville, Dante to Aquinas, and many more. The Core helps students grasp the inherent interconnected nature of all knowledge, bringing education off the page and into their everyday lives.
Our Catholic identity
UD is enthusiastically Catholic, in both the spiritual and intellectual sense. With twice-daily Mass at the Church of the Incarnation, a chapel that is accessible 24/7, an active campus ministry,and myriad service opportunities, UD provides an encouraging atmosphere for students looking to grow and deepen their faith. In the classroom, the rich Catholic intellectual tradition informs our search for truth as the definite end of education. While over 80% of our student body is Catholic, UD supports academic and religious freedom; all faiths are welcome and heard in our pursuit of wisdom and truth.
Our Rome Program
For many UD students, the semester-long Rome Program stands out as a particular highlight. From the University’s Eugene Constantin Campus in Rome—with UD’s own professors, curriculum, and students—the UD Rome Program provides a uniquely cohesive and in-depth study abroad experience. In Rome, the courses come to life as students immerse themselves in the very culture, history, and art they are studying. Students have many opportunities for additional travel outside of Rome, with their class and independently.
UD students work hard—and they relax in kind! Whether it’s the silliness of Charity Week every fall or laid-back socializing at Music on the Mall on Fridays, there’s always something happening on campus. UD’s unique academic, spiritual, and communal character brings students together through more than 50 academic, service, and social clubs and organizations.
UD student-athletes compete in 15 intercollegiate sports at the NCAA Division III level as members of theSouthern Collegiate Athletic Conference. These include baseball (M), basketball (M & W), cross-country (M & W), golf (M & W), lacrosse (M & W), soccer (M & W), softball (W), track & field (M & W), and volleyball (W).
Located in the heart of the vibrantDallas/Fort Worth area, the UD campus provides a host of entertainment options. Students can take advantage of the University of Dallas DART Station—located just two blocks from campus—to go shopping in Uptown, take in a Dallas Mavericks game, dine at any of the 2,000+ restaurants, cheer on all five major sports teams, or visit any of the 120 museums and galleries Dallas has to offer.