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

You Can Do What with a (Spanish) Degree?

His first step was to enroll in physician’s assistant school at Baylor’s College of Medicine, a career trajectory to which he had aspired since his early childhood. Nowadays, Jonathan Cunningham, BA ’17, is dedicated to the vocational pursuit of comfort and healing at MD Anderson in Houston, among the largest cancer treatment centers in the U.S., where he was once a chemotherapy patient himself.

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History Alumnus Heads National Catholic Bioethics Center

During his Rome semester in 1991, Joseph Meaney, BA '93, with his friends (now Father) Kevin Cook, BA '94, and (now Texas State Representative and UD Trustee) Tan Parker, BA '93, attended a private Mass with Pope St. John Paul II. Several weeks earlier, they had hand-delivered a letter to the Swiss Guards outside St. Peter's requesting the Mass and including their contact information; at last, they'd received the phone call instructing them to be at the Bronze Gates at 5 a.m.

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