As dean of the Constantin College of Liberal Arts, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the excitement of a college education at the University of Dallas. Constantin College offers undergraduate majors in the arts, humanities, and sciences. The liberal arts approach is infused within each major program.
One of the best reasons for studying at the University of Dallas is the distinctive core curriculum offered at the university. The foundation of the undergraduate curriculum is a set of about twenty core courses that are taken by all students. The courses are designed to expose all students to the great deeds, ideas, and works of Western Civilization—including in particular those expressive of its Christian character—in the belief that these are the surest guides in the search for truth and virtue. Students read and write about the most important issues of life. Excellent teachers inspire students to think critically, write well, and speak authoritatively. An integral part of the core curriculum is a semester studying at our campus in Rome, Italy. Students graduate from the University of Dallas prepared to be responsible and accomplished leaders and citizens in their community, nation, and the world.
We demand a lot of our students in the four years they are at the University of Dallas and we expect our students to significantly impact on our contemporary world. This understanding of how new ideas and discoveries are formed in the crucible of the past was recognized by Dr. Louise Cowan, one of the early architects of the core curriculum, who said "our school must 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."
There is no college education that is right for all students. However, we believe that for many students, the education offered within Constantin College at the University of Dallas is the very best way to prepare for life.
I encourage you to explore our website to learn more about the distinctive educational experience offered by Constantin College and then to visit our campus. I would be pleased to meet with you.
Charles W. Eaker
Dean of Constantin College and Professor of Chemistry