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Enrich your USD education with rich and meaningful learning experiences while developing the skills you need for your professional career. 
Students walking near the Sanford Coyote Sports Center for first-year orientation.

First Year Experience

Meet new friends, build a network of supportive faculty and even earn some course credit through unique FYE opportunities. Customize your experience with USD 101 and FYE seminars or build your on-campus connections in a living-learning community or in our Coyote Mentor Program.

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Study Abroad

¡Vámonos! Andiamo! Let's go!
Step out out of the classroom and broaden your USD experience with international travel and multicultural learning.

Undergraduate Advising

Your academic and faculty advisors play important roles in your educational journey at USD. Let them help you plan for and understand the requirements for graduation while assisting you in preparing for your eventual career. If you are unsure of your career path at the start of your undergraduate studies, your academic and faculty advisors can work with you to choose an Exploratory Track. Exploratory Tracks allow you to experience a variety of courses and complete your general education requirements while you consider major options.

Academic & Career Advising


Honors Program
Honors Program

Small classes. Engaging instructors. Lasting friendships.

If you're academically talented and highly motivated, USD's Honors Program is for you. The Honors Program provides you with a participatory, get-involved education that promotes the exchange of ideas and the development of personal passion for future endeavors.

Honors Program