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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Arts and Letters News

  • Nicole Sganga: Going Global in Search of Stories

    Nicole Sganga

    Senior Nicole Sganga spent part of summer 2014 traveling in Myanmar and reporting with New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof after winning the “Win a Trip with Nick” contest. While in Myanmar, she wrote and video-d her way through encounters with Rohingya Muslims living under protracted persecution in internment camps. What you might not know is what Sganga learned—and where she hopes her adventures as a global citizen will take her next. Read More >

  • Notre Dame's Graduate School and Reilly Center Win NSF Grant to Evaluate Ethical Leadership Programs

    Laura Carlson

    The University of Notre Dame’s Graduate School and John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values have won a National Science Foundation grant in the amount of $410,340 for a project that will study what training content and methods most successfully help STEM students become ethical leaders. “The literature tells us that ethical leaders are role models to their peers, colleagues, mentees, and students,” says Principal Investigator Laura Carlson, professor of psychology and vice president, associate provost, and dean of the Graduate School. Read More >

  • Medieval History Graduate Student Awarded Rome Prize

    Rome skyline

    David Morris, a Ph.D. candidate in Notre Dame’s Department of History, has been awarded a prestigious Samuel H. Kress Rome Prize fellowship in medieval studies by the American Academy in Rome for the 2014-15 academic year. Established in 1896, the Rome Prize is awarded annually to approximately 30 emerging artists and scholars who represent the “highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities.” Read More >

  • Video: Meet Irish Major Rae Moors

    Rae Moors, Irish language and literature major

    “I tell everyone that I meet that they should take an Irish language course,” said Rae Moors, a senior Irish language and literature major. In the first program of its kind in North America, Notre Dame Irish majors learn the indigenous language of Ireland and engage with a wide range of literature, from medieval sagas to contemporary poetry and prose. “There are so many angles you can take while studying Ireland,” said Moors. Read More >