For example, a philosophy major, after studying law at Yale, served as a special counsel
to the White House; a psychology major joined Texas Instruments as a software engineer;
a modern language major became a pilot for American Airlines; and a history major
entered graduate school at Oxford University. Science majors have earned PhD's in
humanities, drama majors have gone to medical school, and theology majors have entered
the business world.
UD students leave with more than the specific knowledge of their discipline. Armed with the freedom of a liberal education and the wisdom of the Core, our graduates have taken on myriad leadership roles, serving as doctors, teachers, economists, lawyers, politicians, and even bishops. The extent to which UD students have immersed themselves in every facet of society is made possible by UD's unique education. The tools earned by the rigorous study of the Core texts are not merely additional; rather, they are foundational to any noble pursuit and subsequent success.
When tragedy hit the family of Brent Simon, MTS ’20, he knew he needed to leave the corporate world and reassess his vocation. In preparation for whatever this new vocation would be, Simon decided to build up his theological foundation by pursuing a higher degree in theology.+ Read More
Beyond their own lifetimes, individuals can make a lasting impact on the lives of UD students through the simple act of naming the University of Dallas in their wills or trusts, or as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan assets.+ Read More
“People ask me, ‘Do you wish you had gotten a degree in human resources instead of psychology?’, and my answer is ‘No,’” said Trustee Julie Weber, BA ’91, who took her psychology degree from UD to become the VP and Chief of People at Southwest Airlines.+ Read More