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About Constantin College

29 majors in the arts, humanities and natural and social sciences

The Constantin College of Liberal Arts is the center of undergraduate education at the University of Dallas. In addition to offering 29 undergraduate academic programs, Constantin College is also home to the Core curriculum, a course of study focused on the great works of Western civilization that’s taken by all undergraduates, regardless of major, designed to develop critical thinking skills and inspire intellectual inquiry through the rigorous examination of who we are and how we relate to God, nature and each other. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1 and an average class size of 16, the courses in the Core curriculum provide an amazing atmosphere to develop the intellectual skills that will help you succeed throughout your academic career and the rest of your life. 

Studying in Rome

Constantin College is also home to UD’s Rome Program. This semester abroad — usually taken during the sophomore year — gives students the opportunity to experience firsthand the art, architecture, history and culture of Ancient Greece, the Roman Republic and Empire, the Early Christian Church and Renaissance Italy while staying at our beautiful campus located in the foothills of Rome.

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Scherer Lecturer Poses American Economy's 'Big Questions'

Father Joseph W. Koterski, associate professor of philosophy at Fordham University, will deliver the keynote for this week's University of Dallas Scherer Lecture, "A Practical Moral Vision for the American Economy," in which he addresses the state of current natural law reflected on economics.

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Rome Essay Winner Focuses on Greater Appreciation for Beauty

A new insight and awareness of beauty became the subject of the essay, titled "Learning to See," that won Aspen Daniels, BA '19, first place in the fall 2016 University of Dallas Rome Program Essay Contest, which engages students studying abroad through the university's Rome Program in describing a place they visited or an encounter they had during their study abroad semester, exploring how some part of the Rome Program curriculum better enabled them to comprehend that experience.

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Learning to See

I was shocked by the beauty I saw when I stepped inside the door, and I wondered how I could have missed this before. The church wasn't large, but it didn't need to be because a dome soared upwards above our heads, giving an impression of grandeur. Bea pointed out that the dome was topped by a "lantern," one of our key terms; as we looked around at the marble and gold, naming the different architectural decorations, we realized how much skill it had taken to craft every detail.

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