Undergraduate Concentrations

Undergraduate Concentrations

Electives available in a student’s program provide opportunities to pursue new or deepen previous studies according to the student’s inclinations. They are not required.

A "concentration" is a set of courses that enables students to use electives to achieve disciplined study in an area short of a major.

Generally, concentrations are a coherent set of four to six courses in areas appropriate to liberal arts education but not available as an undergraduate major; composed of courses that already exist at the university; have a specific faculty advisor; and are identified as a concentration in the catalog and on the transcript.

At least three courses (9 credit hours), in any concentration must be at the advanced level; a grade of at least C- must be earned. In certain cases, courses may be double-counted. 

Undergraduate concentrations include:


American Politics

Applied Mathematics

Applied Physics

Art - Art History

Art - Studio Art

Biblical Greek



Christian Contemplative Tradition

Comparative Literary Traditions

Computer Science



Environmental Science


Healthcare Business

History and Philosophy of Science

Human Sciences and the Contemporary World

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

International Studies

Jewish Studies


Language and Area Studies

Latin American Studies

Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Molecular Biology


Pastoral Ministry

Political Philosophy

Pure Mathematics



Politics Major Empowers Youth, Shares Story Through Theater

Although she herself is not able to vote, Liz Magallanes, BA '18, works to make voting possible for other people. She first got involved with the organization Mi Familia Vota in 2014 and has been contributing to their endeavors ever since, including working with high school students in Dallas ISD. Additionally, she recently had a role in the play "Deferred Action."

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Transfer Students (Re)discover Home at UD

Once friends at John Paul II High School in Plano, Texas, Stephanie Lobo, BA ’18, and Rebecca Luna, BA ’19, can both remember the moments they set their horizons on transferring to the University of Dallas. Though their paths diverged briefly following high school, their friendship is now reunited on our university’s Irving campus.

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