Degree Progress

Progress

Approval to undertake the program is not a guarantee of success; it must be accompanied by work of high quality, and grade-point average must be maintained to continue in the program.  The work for the project should proceed primarily through existing classes, including at least 24 advanced credits related to the program, and include PPM 4349 Senior Research and PPM 4350 Senior Thesis.

Role of the Committee

The committee supervises the Paideia course of study.  It ensures the integrity of the program and administers an appropriate comprehensive examination in the fall of the senior year.  Students should meet with their entire committee at least twice each semester (once early in the semester, once late in the semester) to report progress toward the degree.  At these times, the committee reviews the students' progress, offers suggestions for future work, and certifies that they may continue in the Paideia Personalized Major program.  The chairman of the students' committee supervises the research and directs the student in writing the senior thesis, which must be successfully defended before the whole committee during the spring semester of the senior year.

News

Our Kids at Heart: The Evangelizing Power of Catholic Education

"You bring me a letter of acceptance to a Catholic school for your child, and I promise your child will attend Catholic school." This is the promise Father Mark Hamlet, BA '68 MBA '70, makes to his congregation at every Mass. The pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Austin, Hamlet has spent much of his ministry advocating for Catholic school education through his nonprofit foundation, Our Kids at Heart.

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Junior Computer Science Major Interns at Google

This past summer, Yeabkal Wubshit, BA '20, earned the internship that every computer science major dreams of: a position at Google -- and spent the summer working on infrastructures for Google Service Accounts at Google's office in Sunnyvale, California.

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Distinguished Alumni Excel in Human Endeavor

The University of Dallas will celebrate the extraordinary achievements of four alumni with its 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Award recipients Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, MTS '00, Laura Felis Quinn, BS '86 MBA '18, Judy Kelly, BA '63, and John Parker, BA '83 MBA '89, will be honored for their contributions to their professions, communities and the University of Dallas.

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