Degree Requirements

Graduation from Notre Dame’s College of Arts & Letters requires accumulating at least 122 degree-countable credit hours, which must include completion of all:

College of Arts & Letters Requirements

  • The College Seminar: 1 course
  • Language: 1–4 course(s) (more details)
  • Literature: 1 course
  • Fine Arts: 1 course
  • History: 1 course
  • Social Science: 1 course
  • Major: 8 or more departmentally approved courses

For a full description of all Arts & Letters degree requirements, please see the Bulletin of Information. For the multi-count rules, please see the College's credit policies.

Unless special permission has been obtained from the Office for Undergraduate Studies, special studies and directed readings courses do not satisfy University or College requirements.

The University, college, and language requirements changed in 2018. For students who began their education at Notre Dame prior to fall 2018, please reach out to your undergraduate dean for more information about your degree requirements.