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 interested in the AL/EG dual degree should review the information about enrollment and financial aid available from the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values. All dual degree students are required to take the Arts and Letters College Seminar (CSEM) no later than the fourth year, and preferably earlier.
To take full advantage of the program, students are encouraged to join the AL/ENG Program during their sophomore year, but applications to the program will be accepted up until Spring break of their junior year if the students are able to meet all the program requirements.