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.
To found the famous Core curriculum of the University of Dallas, as an education "best for the individual," Donald and Louise Cowan looked to John Henry Newman's The Idea of a University. He unapologetically promotes the Western classics -- precisely because so few know our own culture well enough to appreciate the depth of any other.+ Read More
This summer, the University of Dallas invites students, alumni, faculty and staff to join its first-ever tour abroad of Russia, led by Professor of Physics Richard Olenick and Affiliate Instructor of Spanish, French and Italian Irina Rodriguez. From June 8 to June 16, 2020, Olenick and Rodriguez will guide participants through the cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, taking them on a cultural and literary tour of the "Russian soul."+ Read More
No longer relegated to the damp lower level, the Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library's Rare Books Room has for the past two years occupied a prime spot on the second floor, where there used to be study carrels. The room, made of glass walls, is normally locked and only opened by appointment, but on Sept. 26, the library hosted an open house for faculty and staff to come and examine these treasures.+ Read More