Majors and Minors

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Undergraduates in the College of Arts and Letters can choose from more than 60 academic majors and minors offered by the College’s many departments and interdisciplinary programs. No matter which they choose, their liberal arts degree will prepare them for success after graduation.

Click here to read a letter from the dean (PDF) about how to plan your academic career and make the most of your time in the College of Arts and Letters.

To learn more about each academic program and its requirements, browse the lists of majors, supplementary majors, and minors below. Or hear directly from some of our students talking about their majors in our new student major profile video series.

Majors

*indicates honors track available

Supplementary Majors

A supplementary major is one that cannot stand alone in qualifying a student for an undergraduate degree but must be taken in conjunction with a primary major.

Minors


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The College Viewbook

To read more about our programs, majors, and life in the College, check out the Viewbook and Insider’s Guide for potential undergraduate students.


Arts and Letters News

  • Video: Arts and Letters Major Researches Perceptions of Race at National Library of France

    Curran Cross

    During the summer of 2014, Notre Dame French and history major Curran Cross traveled to Paris to conduct research at the Bibliothèque nationale de France. His project examined the differing views of Arab and African immigrants in modern France. “My hypothesis is that the French have had centuries of experience racially mixing with people of African ancestry and this is why they view black and white race as a continuum,” said Cross, “whereas they haven’t had this kind of contact with Arabs, and so it’s viewed more starkly.” Read More >

  • A Professor, His Students, and the Power of Design

    Robert Sedlack

    On the second floor of West Lake Hall, a group of Notre Dame students is making big plans. They are focused on addressing the plight of those afflicted with HIV/AIDS in South Africa. They’re even planning a trip to Johannesburg next spring to offer hands-on assistance. But these are not biology or preprofessional studies majors. They are graphic design students exploring ways to use their talents to promote awareness and prevention of HIV/AIDS. Read More >

  • 'Gay in Christ' Conference to Be Held at Notre Dame

    ICL 'Gay in Christ' Conference

    A two-day conference, “Gay in Christ: Dimensions of Fidelity,” co-sponsored by the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Church Life (ICL) and the Gender Relations Center, will convene Friday, October 31 to explore appropriate pastoral strategies for Catholic parishioners who regard themselves as non-heterosexual, but who accept Catholic Church teaching on marriage and sexuality. Read More >

  • English Professor Kate Marshall Wins Media Ecology Book Award

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    Kate Marshall, Notre Dame’s Thomas J. and Robert T. Rolfs Assistant Professor of English, has been awarded the 2014 Dorothy Lee Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Culture for her book Corridor: Media Architectures in American Fiction. The award, presented by the Media Ecology Association, honors works that focus on the ethnographic or intercultural analysis of communication, perception, cognition, consciousness, media, technology, material culture, and/or the natural environment. Read More >