D'Youville offers four non-degree programs that help students explore new areas, develop new skills, or pursue a personal interest.
Non-degree programs are designed to enhance academic majors and provide a balanced liberal education.
Because all D'Youville students must enroll in 57 credit hours of core curriculum subjects, we offer diverse courses in the humanities and social sciences, including:
- Fine Arts
- Courses including both studio classes and history of art classes, such as a class on Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture in which students are exposed to three local designs of this famed American architect.
- Foreign Languages
- Courses in Spanish, French, and German enable students to learn more about other Western cultures and often spark an interest to study abroad.
- Political Science
- These courses showcase the activity of the democratic system through a voting registration campaign on campus and a model United Nations both on campus and at Harvard University.
- Religious Studies
- Courses aim to understand sympathetically yet critically the world’s religions—their practices, sacred texts, and beliefs—and to explore the phenomenon of religion itself as a prominent component of human life and culture.