The University of Notre Dame’s Five Year Dual Degree Program in Arts and Letters/Engineering is distinctive in American higher education. Established in the 1960s, one of the earliest of its kind, the program enables engineering students to combine professional training with a richer expression of humanistic, artistic, and social scientific perspectives than normally would be possible within the confines of a four-year engineering degree program.
In a world increasingly challenged by new developments in technology and science, it is particularly important that those most intimately engaged in the creation and implementation of technology have the opportunity to reflect as broadly as possible on the world their technical work will transform. To achieve its goals, the AL/EG Program requires five full academic years of study.
Students interesting in information on the AL/EG dual degree should contact Edward Jurkowitz at the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values in Geddes Hall and then make an appointment with their cohort dean in Arts and Letters. All dual degree students are required to take the Arts and Letters College Seminar (CSEM) no later than the fourth year, and preferably earlier.
Students wishing to pursue a dual degree must declare this before the second semester of their senior year.