Faith in the Classroom
The light of the Catholic faith illuminates every aspect of life at UD.
Students laughingly describe our professors as sometimes playing “devil’s advocate”
in the classroom, acknowledging that it spurs them to see and understand different
points of view. Because we are “The Catholic University for Independent Thinkers,”
we believe that faith is strengthened and matures more fully when it is the subject
of reflection, questions and debate. UD is truly an intellectual community engaged
in an open and honest search for the truth.
Educating the whole person
For hundreds of years, the Catholic Church has been delivering education that takes
the whole person into account. UD continues the longstanding Catholic intellectual
tradition, preparing students for success beyond UD and encouraging them to make a
difference in the world by providing rigorous scholarship with an emphasis on the
liberal arts, a commitment to spiritual and ethical values and the development of
the whole person.