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.
They came here so that someday, they can go back with even more to offer. Sana Kandalan, MA '19, and Anmar Oghanna, MBA '19, a wife and husband, both received scholarships to pursue graduate education at UD; they hope to use their degrees and experiences here to better serve their community back home in Erbil.+ Read More
During their freshman year, a mere nine miles from the UD campus, President John F. Kennedy was shot in Dealey Plaza on Nov. 22, 1963. Kennedy's famous words, "Ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man," were imprinted on the memories of these freshmen, influencing the development of their characters and philanthropic spirits and empowering them to serve with distinction in all types of vocations.+ Read More
After happening across the early biophilosopher Jakob von Uexküll as a freshman biology major, Professor of Psychology Scott Churchill began peering into the worlds of animals through what Uexküll called the "spiritual eye" rather than our physical one; there, he discovered the animal spirit.+ Read More