• 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

Samantha Salden Teach

Assistant Professor of the Practice and Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies in the School of Architecture

Samantha Salden Teach

“Here, regardless of individual background, we recognize that we are part of something greater than ourselves—that we are stewards of our community, both local and global, and of the generations to come.” Read More

Alan Seabaugh

Frank M. Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering, Director of the Center for Low Energy Systems Technology (LEAST)

Alan Seabaugh

“As engineers, we get to solve problems that can improve the lives of others. As engineering faculty, we are privileged to mentor the leaders and problem-solvers of the next generation.” Read More

Declan Kiberd

Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies

Declan Kiberd

“The University has become the epicenter for Irish studies, not only enriching debate back on the island but also shaping the emergence of a global field and drawing numerous gifted scholars from an extensive international network to Notre Dame, as teachers or as students.” Read More

Margot Fassler

Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Music History and Liturgy, Director of the Program in Sacred Music

Margot Fassler

“Our students are the greatest inspiration for everything I do. Choral conductors who compose, organists who teach congregations through their great breathing instrument, and inspired singers who train young choristers, they are singular talents who together build the whole sounding enterprise.” Read More


Peter Jeffery

Michael P. Grace II Professor of Medieval Studies, Associate Director of Academics for the Program in Sacred Music

Peter Jeffery

“My dream is that the music of our liturgy today, in all its diversity, will once again harmonize all the disparate elements of Catholic tradition and spiritual life, as if into one seamless garment.” Read More

Paul Schultz

John W. and Maude Clarke Professor of Finance, Director of the Center for the Study of Financial Regulation

Paul Schultz

“I like to think our center advances the broader aims of business education and research at Notre Dame, where we recognize business as a calling that can give dignity to employees and customers while providing for the material wellbeing of society.” Read More

Nora Besansky

Professor of Biological Sciences

Nora Besansky

“Against all odds and true to the spirit of Fr. Sorin, Notre Dame distinguished itself early on as one of the few institutions worldwide with a concentration of faculty in vector biology, and their international reputation for excellence followed soon thereafter.” Read More

Richard Garnett

Paul J. Schierl/Fort Howard Corporation Professor of Law, Director of the Program on Church, State & Society

Richard Garnett

“The practice of law must be animated by a deep commitment to the bedrock fact that every person matters. The ‘different kind of lawyer’ Notre Dame works to form understands this.” 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.

Keough School of Global Affairs

Opening its doors to students in August 2017, the Keough School of Global Affairs will prepare them for effective and ethically grounded leadership in government, the private sector, and global civil society.

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.