• Research, Graduate Studies, and Postdoctoral TrainingResearch

    Since its earliest days, the University has been guided by a bold vision for scholarship and discovery.

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  • Catholic CharacterCatholic Character

    Notre Dame's Catholic identity is one of its greatest assets, thanks in no small part to the dialogue it inspires.

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  • Undergraduate EducationUndergraduate Education

    Dedication to the undergraduate student is and always will be at the core of Notre Dame’s academic mission.

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  • DiversityDiversity

    The University thrives as a scholarly community precisely because it embraces the individual perspectives of faculty and students.

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Featured Faculty

Thomas Corke

Clark Equipment Professor of Engineering, Director of the Institute for Flow Physics and Control

Thomas Corke

“The signature program of a $36 million project funded by the University and five partners, the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Facility will focus on improving the efficiency of aircraft jet engines and other turbine machines while providing a strong technology infrastructure for the local community.” Read More

Bill Nichols

Professor of Accountancy, Associate Dean for Faculty and Research in the Mendoza College of Business

Bill Nichols

“Recently while designing an accounting course, I tried a novel approach informed by the declaration: ‘The primary function of commerce is service to mankind.’ … ‘Sustainability: Accounting & Reporting’ introduces to students a wide-ranging set of performance indicators that goes beyond traditional measures of a firm’s economic performance.” Read More

Matthew Gursky

Professor of Mathematics

Matthew Gursky

“Mathematics has been called the ‘Queen of the Sciences’ because it is the language that reveals and describes the laws governing the physical world. As such, Notre Dame is dedicated to its flourishing at all levels.” Read More

Nicole Garnett

Professor of Law, Policy Coordinator for the Alliance for Catholic Education

Nicole Garnett

“Notre Dame aims to do something distinctive: to build a great Catholic research university. A Catholic university is, by virtue of its mission, called to be creative, to explore, to search for truth, to transform the world.” Read More

José Limón

Julian Samora Professor of Latino Studies and Notre Dame Professor of American Literature, Director of the Institute for Latino Studies

José Limón

“Notre Dame offers the next frontier in Latino studies, the opportunity to help form a truly national, not just regional, cohort of young people—Latinos and non-Latinos—who will be educated based on the most advanced knowledge of the growing Latino populations in the United States.” Read More

Duncan Stroik

Professor of Architecture

Duncan Stroik

“As a Catholic university, Notre Dame is the ideal place for a classical school of architecture. Like Catholicism, classical architecture seeks the good, true, and beautiful; builds on tradition; and is concerned with human dignity.” Read More

Julia Douthwaite

Professor of French and Francophone Studies

Julia Douthwaite

“Notre Dame has proven to be a great place for a humanist like me, offering creative people to talk with, frequent occasions for invigorating intellectual debate, support to travel to France on a regular basis, and bright, motivated students who are both eager learners and collaborators.” Read More



College of Arts and Letters

The oldest and largest college at Notre Dame, Arts and Letters is home to 20 departments that span three divisions—the arts, humanities, and social sciences—and include the University’s flagship programs in theology and philosophy.

Mendoza College of Business

Highly visible both nationally and internationally, Mendoza is particularly noted for its commitment to ethics, challenging students in accountancy, finance, management, and marketing to “Ask more of business.”

College of Engineering

When Notre Dame founded an engineering college in 1873, it became the first American Catholic university to do so. In addition to its educational mission, the College pursues transformational research in areas such as energy, bioengineering, environmental science, and national security.

College of Science

Scholarship in the University’s College of Science is devoted to fostering advancements that address the world’s most enduring problems, giving rise to everything from institutes for global health and cancer research to an environmental change initiative.

The Law School

The Notre Dame Law School opened its doors in 1869, making it the oldest Catholic law school in the country. Its work bridges centuries of Catholic intellectual and moral tradition, the historic methods and principles of the common law, and the realities of the contemporary legal environment.

School of Architecture

As it did in law and engineering, Notre Dame became the nation’s first Catholic university to establish an architecture program (1898). Today’s School of Architecture, which emphasizes traditional and classical design, is a leader in the modern green movement.

The First Year of Studies

FYS serves as the college for all incoming undergraduates, regardless of what they intend to study. Full-time, professional academic advisers support the students as they complete the First-Year Curriculum and prepare to enter their majors.

The Graduate School

While advanced degrees in architecture, business, and law are administered separately by their respective units, The Graduate School articulates broad policies and procedures for the post-baccalaureate programs in engineering, the humanities, the sciences, and the social sciences.

Institutes and Centers

In addition to eight colleges and schools and 35 academic departments, Notre Dame faculty animate the activities of approximately 50 University institutes and centers.


Most of the major libraries and collections on campus fall under the auspices of the Hesburgh Libraries system, which contains more than 3.3 million volumes and some 3 million microform units.


Consonant with the vision that Notre Dame be a preeminent research university distinguished by its Catholic character, significant resources have been dedicated to advancing faculty research, scholarship, and creative expression.

Innovation Park

A commercial accelerator, Innovation Park at Notre Dame supports the University’s research mission by helping transform innovations into ventures ready to enter the marketplace.

ND International

Notre Dame can be considered a truly international university thanks to the composition of its faculty and student body, the scope of its research agenda, and its commitment to study abroad, which consistently yields one of the highest undergraduate participation rates among peer institutions.