Undergraduate Education

Students talk with Eileen Hunt Botting, professor of political science (center)

While some might view the purpose of a research university differently, Notre Dame holds the flourishing of its undergraduates as a priority that is second to none—so much so that several years ago, the University put forth a formal vision for undergraduate education.

This statement was crafted by faculty, refined through an open-comment period, and then adopted by Notre Dame’s Academic Council; a similar process subsequently produced a list of expected learning outcomes for undergraduates.

Ensuring that our students achieve the lofty goals both they and we set for them requires a firm foundation. For that reason, all undergraduates, from history majors to budding electrical engineers, complete a Core Curriculum designed to expose them to diverse modes of thought for approaching, analyzing, and understanding different aspects of our lives and our world.

Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE)

CUSE creates opportunities for students to pursue research and creative endeavors by connecting them to resources such as faculty mentors, funding, and presentation/publication outlets. Visit the CUSE Site

Notre Dame International

Notre Dame’s commitment to study abroad consistently yields one of the highest undergraduate participation rates among peer institutions. Visit the Notre Dame International Site

Center for Social Concerns (CSC)

With the aim of helping learning become service to justice, the CSC facilitates community-based study, research, and service. Visit the CSC Site