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Constantin College Academics

Undergraduate programs in the arts, humanities, sciences and business.

From art to computer science, from biology to the classics, from drama to theology, the Constantin College of Liberal Arts offers a wide variety of rigorous academic programs designed around the ideals of a liberal education. The foundation of our undergraduate academic program is the Core curriculum, a series of 19 courses in philosophy, history, literature, science, theology, mathematics, politics, economics, language and fine arts taken by all undergraduates. A main feature of the Core is its focus on primary texts. In reading the greatest thinkers of Western civilization, students maintain a dialogue with the past that helps them understand the world in which they live today.

Louise Cowan, Ph.D., one of the primary architects of our Core curriculum, once said that her wish for the University of Dallas was that it be “a center of learning in which new thought springs from the soil of the great tradition, with students themselves taking part in that vital process of discovery.” We invite you to join in that process of discovery.

Academic Majors and Programs

Accounting

The Satish and Yasmin Gupta College of Business offers a 4+1 program that allows students to earn a B.A. in Business and an M.S. in Accounting in as little as five years.

American Politics

The American Politics concentration is offered through the Politics Department.

Architecture

Pre-Architecture is offered as one of UD's pre-professional programs through the Art Department.

Art

The art program offers a B.A., M.A. and MFA in art.

The following Studio Art concentrations are also available:

Art History

Both a B.A. and a concentration are offered in Art History. 

Biblical Greek

Specialize your major of study with a concentration in Biblical Greek

Biochemistry

A B.S. in Biochemistry is offered through the Chemistry Department. 

Biology

Both our B.A. and B.S. programs in Biology emphasize a hands-on approach in both the laboratory and the field.

Concentrations offered:

Pre-professional programs offered:

Biopsychology

Business (Gupta College of Business)

Our B.A. in Business combines the intellectual foundation provided by our Core curriculum with a contemporary program of business study taught by scholar practitioners. Students can also enroll in one of the 4+1 programs, which allow them to complete a five-year combined B.A./MBA or B.A./M.S. program through Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business.

Additionally, a Business for Non-Business Majors concentration is offered as an opportunity to strengthen your understanding of the business world alongside your liberal arts studies. 

Chemistry

The Chemistry Department offers BA and BS degrees in chemistry as well as a BS in Biochemistry.

Christian Contemplative Tradition

The Theology Department offers a concentration in Christian Contemplative Tradition for those interested in specializing in the study of historical spiritualities. 

Classics

The Classics major focuses on the foundational works of the Ancient Greek and Roman civilizations.. The department offers two Bachelor of Arts degrees: a B.A. in Classics requires only four advanced language courses, while a B.A. in Classical Philology requires six advanced language courses and is intended to prepare students for graduate or professional school, particularly graduate work in classics. The Classics Department also offers concentrations in Biblical Greek, Greek or Latin.

Comparative Literary Traditions

Study literature and culture in a comparative context with a B.A. or a concentration in Comparative Literary Traditions.

Computer Science 

This program focuses on creative problem solving through algorithmic reasoning. Students can choose to pursue a B.A., a B.S. or a concentration in Computer Science.

Cybersecurity

The Satish and Yasmin Gupta College of Business offers a 4+1 program that allows students to earn an M.S. in Cybersecurity in as little as one additional year immediately following the completion of their Bachelor degree.

Dentistry

Pre-Dentistry is one of the pre-professional programs offered through the Biology Department

Drama 

The Drama Department focuses on the study of theater and the performing arts in both theory and practice. Students can earn a B.A. or a concentration in Drama.

Economics 

The Economics Department offers two courses of study: a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Economics & Finance, which includes courses in the theory and mathematics of finance.

Education 

Electrical Engineering

UD offers a cooperative degree program in Electrical Engineering with the University of Texas at Arlington. Graduates of this five-year program will receive both a B.A. in Physics as well a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. 

English 

The B.A. in English is built on a foundation of the study of literature in order to train students how to read closely, analyze critically, argue persuasively and write articulately

Environmental Science

The Biology Department offers a Environmental Science concentration.

Ethics

An Ethics concentration is offered through the Philosophy Department.

Finance

The Satish and Yasmin Gupta College of Business offers a 4+1 program that allows students to earn an M.S. in Finance in as little as one additional year immediately following the completion of their Bachelor degree.

French

The B.A. in French offers the acquisition of language skills as well as the study of French culture. The French concentration is a great complement to any major and will enhance your resume versatility. 

German 

The B.A. in German offers the acquisition of language skills as well as the study of German culture. The German concentration is a great complement to any major and will enhance your resume versatility. 

Greek

The Classics Department offers a concentration in ancient Greek

History 

The B.A. in History prepares students for the future through an examination of human conduct throughout the past.

History and Philosophy of Science

The History and Philosophy of Science concentration promotes reflection on a group of related but distinct intellectual disciplines: the natural sciences, the human sciences and mathematics. 

Human Sciences in the Contemporary World

The Human Sciences in the Contemporary World B.A. aims to cultivate in students a productive, philosophically- and historically-informed understanding of the world of the twenty-first century. A concentration is also available.

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

A concentration in Industrial/Organization Psychology will prepare you for the unique aspects of psychology as it relates to the professional workplace.

Information and Technology Management

The Satish and Yasmin Gupta College of Business offers a 4+1 program that allows students to earn an M.S. in Information & Technology Management in as little as one additional year immediately following the completion of their Bachelor degree.

International Studies

The International Studies concentration studies the unique nature of the international environment in its political, economic and historical aspects. 

Italian

The Italian concentration is a great complement to any major and will enhance your resume versatility.

Jewish Studies

The Jewish Studies concentration focuses on theological, philosophical and historical aspects of Jewish thought and tradition.

Journalism

Gain an understanding of the role of the media in society and the skills needed to perform in the field through our Journalism concentration.

Latin

The Classics Department offers a concentration in Latin.

Legal Studies

The Legal Studies concentration is intended to familiarize students with the applications of law in a broader context.

Mathematics

The Mathematics Department offers both a B.A. and a B.S. in Mathematics, as well as concentrations in either Applied Mathematics or Pure Mathematics.

Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The concentration in Medieval and Renaissance Studies provides a broader context and background of these two time periods for your major. 

Modern Languages

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures houses and coordinates five different programs: French, German, Italian, Spanish and Comparative Literary Traditions.

Molecular Biology

The Biology Department offers a Molecular Biology concentration.

Music

The Music concentration encourages interest and proficiency in music by organizing electives into a coherent set of experiences/

Nursing

Students interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree in Nursing can do so through our biology and nursing dual-degree program offered jointly with Texas Woman’s University. The program can be completed in five years and, upon completion, students receive both a B.A. in Biology from the UD and a B.S. in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University.

Pastoral Ministry

The School of Ministry offers a B.A. in Pastoral Ministry for undergraduates.

Philosophy

The B.A. degree offered by the Philosophy Department extends students’ understanding of the Western and Christian philosophical heritage in a way that will spur their own desire and power to live philosophically. The department also offers a concentration in Ethics as well as a 4+1 program that allows students to obtain an M.A. in Philosophy with approximately one extra year of study after receiving their bachelor’s degree.

Physical Therapy

Pre-Physical Therapy is one of the pre-professional programs offered through the Biology Department.

Physics

The Physics Department offers both a B.A. and a B.S. in Physics, as well as a concentration in Applied Physics. The B.S. degree requirements include all those of the B.A. degree plus an additional 12 credit hours of research and coursework, a senior thesis and the delivery of a research paper at the Texas Section of the American Physical Society meeting or an alternate approved professional conference.

Politics

The B.A. in Politics offered by the Politics Department combines the study of timeless classics of Western political thought with rigorous exploration of contemporary American politics and international affairs. We focus on the great themes and issues of political thought and experience: justice, equality, liberty, morality, religion, and human nature. Through a curriculum that ranges from the Greek polis, through the great Catholic thinkers of the Middle Ages, to the politics of contemporary liberal democracies, we challenge each student to master the most rewarding political works of the Western tradition and the American experiment in self-government.

Political Philosophy

The Political Philosophy concentration is offered through the Politics Department.

Psychology

The B.A. degree offered by the Psychology Department is shaped by the concept that psychology is both a liberal art and a rigorous science. Students are expected to participate in active research and writing that includes both original reflection and detailed scholarship. The department also offers a concentration in Industrial/Organizational Psychology as well as a 4+1 program that allows students to obtain a Master of Psychology with approximately one extra year of study after receiving their bachelor’s degree.

Spanish

The B.A. in Spanish offers the acquisition of language skills as well as the study of Spanish culture. The Spanish concentration is a practical complement to any major and will enhance your resume versatility.

Theology

The B.A. in Theology focuses on study, scholarship, research and writing on scripture, Christian doctrine, systematic theology and moral theology. The Theology Department also offers concentrations in Christian contemplative studies and Jewish studies. 

 

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