• 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

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

Stephen Fallon

Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Professor of the Humanities, Chair of the Department of English

Stephen Fallon

“I’ve spent my entire career at Notre Dame, teaching in the Program of Liberal Studies, which offers an integrated undergraduate ‘Great Books’ curriculum, and in the English department. My students, both undergraduate and graduate, share my interests and push me to develop my thinking.” Read More

Lee Anna Clark & David Watson

Co-Directors of the Center for Advanced Measurement of Personality and Psychopathology

Lee Anna Clark & David Watson

“Notre Dame is great for us from a clinical-research perspective, as our lab is ideally located near a pair of facilities that between them offer both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services. Working in such close proximity to the patient populations we study is invaluable.” Read More

Frank Reilly

Bernard J. Hank Professor of Finance

Frank Reilly

“My ideal job is one that allows for and indeed calls on me to be both an active, engaged teacher and a productive researcher. This dual commitment to one’s students and one’s scholarship is exactly what Notre Dame asks of its faculty.” Read More

John Stamper

Professor of Architecture, Associate Dean and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Architecture

John Stamper

“I taught for a number of years in the school’s Rome Studies Program. Living in the midst of some of the world’s most famous Renaissance and Baroque buildings, I had easy access to the great libraries of the Vatican and the American Academy.” Read More

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



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.