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“There are a number of outstanding colleges in this country that offer excellent undergraduate programs. There are a smaller number of institutions that combine brilliant undergraduate education with worldclass research. “But there are no universities that have done what Notre Dame aspires to do: to become a preeminent research University, to offer an unsurpassed undergraduate program, and to infuse both with a religious and moral framework that imbues knowledge with the power to benefit human beings.” — Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. President
H E R E. YOUR QUEST FOR WISDOM BEGINS
RIGHT NOW, WE ARE ALL ASKING THE BIG QUESTIONS.
At Notre Dame, we encourage you to ask the big, enduring questions, the ones with no easy answers. We want you to set your own ambitious goals, choose your own path, and then challenge yourself every step of the way. This is our approach to education and to life. During challenging times like these, with the world suffering from a global pandemic, the current economic uncertainty, and continued social unrest, the big questions are front and center in all our minds. We know that you and your family have many considerations to make as you decide where you will spend your college years, not least of all financial considerations. These might be some of the most challenging and difficult times you have yet faced. The current global crises give our efforts singular importance too. We have always been and will always be a place that makes a profound impact on our students’ lives—and, ultimately, through
them, an even greater impact on society. We teach them to explore and reflect deeply, to unlock their passions and embrace what makes them happy. Within a preeminent academic community, and the resources of a top 20 research institution, our students learn not only how to think, but how to live fully. Because, through our students’ quest for wisdom, they learn to lead lives of purpose. We aren’t simply preparing our students for the world today; we’re preparing them to change the world. So we, as a University community, push forward, and we invite you to embark on your own Notre Dame journey. As our University president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. says, “...at Notre Dame we become stronger and more united when we fight through adversity. It’s what we do. That’s why they call us the Fighting Irish.” Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you navigate these challenges and we wish you all the best in your college search and selection.
SOMEDA Every Stride Was Once a
FOR OVER 175 YEARS we have been educating and empowering compassionate individuals, following in the footsteps of our inspirational founder, Reverend Edward Sorin, C.S.C. Father Sorin envisioned the University of Notre Dame as a powerful force for good in this world and we strive to stay true to his vision. We’ve earned Congressional Gold medals, investigated war crimes, and produced Nobel Laureates. We’ve been recognized as a thought leader in aerospace studies, entrepreneurship, global health, and philosophy. Our success isn’t measured by prizes, dollar signs, or accolades, though. It’s measured by how we serve humanity. And as a University, we’ve been part of some of the most important moments of progress in the last two centuries. But that’s no reason to rest on our laurels. Notre Dame continues to make strides in research, having increased research spending by 400 percent in the last 10 years alone. We are building on a tradition of social justice through initiatives such as the Pulte Institute for Global Development, which aims to empower the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations by addressing global poverty and inequality through policy, practice, and partnership. The Center for Social Concerns enacts Catholic social teaching through community-engaged research, teaching, and learning, offering minors in Catholic social tradition and poverty studies among other opportunities. Through the Eck Institute for Global Health, researchers continue to lead in the fields of vector-borne disease and parasitology by working to identify more effective tools for eliminating mosquito-borne diseases, such as malaria and dengue fever. Our historic devotion to progress is expressed at Notre Dame every day, in ways big and small, on campus and off, by faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Despite our many points of view, we all share this common purpose.
U N D E R S TA N D I N G A N D F I G H T I N G At the time of this publication, false negatives for the most advanced coronavirus (COVID-19) tests can range as high as 30 percent. Hsueh-Chia Chang, Notre Dame’s Bayer Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is collaborating with colleagues across the University to develop a device that reduces false negatives. Another group co-led by Nosang Vincent Myung, the Keating-Crawford Endowed Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is improving facemask technology for healthcare workers by creating a new fabric that will not only capture viruses, like the coronavirus, but also deactivate them.
L E AV E N O P R E S U M P T I O N
AS A NOTRE DAME STUDENT, YOU’LL EMBARK ON AN ACADEMIC JOURNEY OF SELF-DISCOVERY. YOU’LL SET FORTH TO EXPLORE YOUR EVERY I N T E R E S T, P A S S I O N, A N D C A L L I N G A N D YOU’LL BE GIVEN EVERY CHANCE YOU NEED TO PURSUE WISDOM AND PURPOSE.
Our value system challenges us to think about important issues from every angle. We encourage soul-searching, promote scholarly development in and out of class, and place an emphasis on academic freedom and research as integral for advancing human understanding. From day one, we equip our students with the powers of discernment—providing an ethical foundation that’s as solid as the educational one, and preparing leaders with a solid moral compass for the future.
Every student’s education features a core curriculum as a common foundation that’s rooted in Catholic liberal arts education. It offers every student the knowledge, experience, and confidence they’ll need to lead a fulfilling life in any career, any position of leadership, and any endeavor. You’ll push yourself, test yourself, and make the kind of progress that leads to a life of critical thinking and creative problem-solving. You’ll become comfortable with being uncomfortable. At Notre Dame, we know callings outweigh careers. That’s why we provide an abundance of resources and opportunities, stronger connections, and a profoundly supportive community. Visit nd.edu/academics to learn more.
JAMES LUK '21 POLITICAL SCIENCE The thing that most surprised James Luk ’21 about Notre Dame was the vast array of opportunities available to Notre Dame students. A political science major from Hong Kong, Luk conducts research on censorship, interns with Notre Dame International, studied abroad in Jerusalem, and is working to complete the Notre Dame International Security Center Certificate Program as well as a minor in computing digital technologies. Luk’s experiences are helping him to develop skills in research, data analysis, and the ability to articulate complex thoughts and theories, along with a continually expanding worldview.
WHER E I D EA M EETS
The liberal arts are the heart of a Notre Dame education, and the College of Arts and Letters is the place to study everything in the humanities, arts, and social sciences. We inspire innovation through interdisciplinary learning, exploration of languages and cultures, and the pursuit of groundbreaking ideas. From conducting archaeological digs and making original films to translating medieval texts and analyzing the economic impact of social programs, our students engage in hands-on learning and in-depth research with some of the brightest minds in their fields. Along the way, they’re building valuable skills that will allow them to apply their knowledge to their communities, as well as the world.
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS
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Africana Studies American Studies Anthropology Arabic Studies Art History Chinese Classics Computer Science Design Economics English Film, Television, and Theatre French Gender Studies German Greek and Roman Civilization History
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International Economics Irish Language and Literature Italian Studies Japanese Mathematics Medieval Studies Music Neuroscience and Behavior Philosophy Philosophy and Theology Political Science Program of Liberal Studies Psychology Romance Languages and Literatures Russian Sociology Spanish Studio Art Theology
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Africana Studies Business Economics Catholic Social Tradition Collaborative Innovation Computing and Digital Technologies Data Science Education, Schooling, and Society Hesburgh Program in Public Service Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy Latino Studies Poverty Studies Pre-Health Science, Technology, and Values For a full list of majors and minors, visit al.nd.edu.
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE
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Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics Biochemistry Biological Sciences Chemistry Environmental Sciences Mathematics Neuroscience and Behavior Physics Physics in Medicine Preprofessional Studies Science—Business Science—Computing Science—Education Statistics
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Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics Environmental Sciences Mathematics Physics Statistics
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Actuarial Science Compassionate Care in Medicine Energy Studies Sustainability
For more information about majors, minors, and programs, visit science.nd.edu.
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F R O M YESTERDAY TO
From our founding, Notre Dame has been at the forefront of scientific thought. More than 100 years ago, our research led to the creation of synthetic rubber. Today, we work with the people of Tanzania to stop power outages with locally maintainable power generators or “gravity lights.” Our coursework is designed to pique your curiosity in the scientific disciplines, while encouraging you to place this knowledge in context, through coursework in social science and the humanities, and by engaging in scientific research, both on campus and in the field. One of the greatest benefits of our Catholic heritage is a constant wonder and reverence for the natural world. Here, you’ll be surrounded by like-minded, innovative thinkers who share your passion.
Science alumna Jenna Koenig appreciates the opportunities for undergraduate research she took advantage of at Notre Dame. During her first year, Koenig learned about biomedical research at Harper Cancer Research Institute, where investigators from both Notre Dame and Indiana University School of Medicine work toward the goal of helping cancer patients survive longer. This sparked her interest in cancer research and, in particular, how cancer develops. In her junior year, Koenig studied abroad in Ireland and conducted cancer research as an intern with the Lambe Institute for Translational Research at Notre Dame’s partner university, the National University of Ireland Galway. Through this opportunity, she gained valuable research experience and expanded her network by working alongside international researchers. As a future physician, Keonig says she’ll always value the sense of curiosity and passion for discovery that she cultivated at Notre Dame.
P UT T I N G A N SW ER S I N TO
Ten years before the Wright brothers’ first flight, Notre Dame engineering professor Albert Zahm was conducting aerospace experiments on campus and organizing the first International Aeronautic Conference in Chicago. Today, the engineering program continues to inspire and prepare engineering students to help inform the future of engineering. We teach you to think like an engineer, considering your work from many angles. We help you work like an engineer through service-learning projects and internships. Upper-level coursework and a capstone research seminar will give you the opportunity to collaborate with your classmates as you design and execute solutions to real-life problems.
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
C L A I R E N AU M A N ' 2 0 ENVIRONMENTAL ENG I NE E RI NG For Claire, engineering is all about serving people. That’s what drew her to tutoring, serving as co-president of Engineers Without Borders, and running a website for aspiring engineers called Engineer for the Soul. She is inspired and propelled by the strong ties between her faith and the study of climate change, food security, and sustainable energy. She’s gained experience through managing large projects, working with communities in Cameroon, and conducting industry interviews for her website. Claire can’t imagine doing anything other than working to solve these great challenges of our time.
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Aerospace Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Science Electrical Engineering Environmental Earth Sciences Environmental Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Bioengineering Computational Engineering Energy Engineering Energy Studies Engineering Corporate Practice Environmental Earth Sciences Resiliency and Sustainability of Engineering Systems
Computational Engineering Design & Manufacturing Biosystems Cybersecurity For a full list of concentrations, visit engineering.nd.edu.
MENDOZA COLLEGE OF BUSINESS MAJORS ª ª ª ª ª ª
Accountancy Business Analytics Business Technology Finance Management Consulting Marketing
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Accountancy Digital Marketing Innovation and Entrepreneurship Real Estate
PIERRE BYRNE '20 M A N AG E M E N T C O N S U LT I N G Imagine that your interest in marketing leads to a trip to New York City to pitch strategy ideas to top executives at Hearst Magazines—while you’re still in college. That’s exactly what Pierre and his team did, thanks to the innovative professors and curriculum that exposed him to different facets of business. He says it’s this full immersion in practical projects, mentorship, and real-world scenarios that’s laid the groundwork for a meaningful life of leadership, innovation, and action.
WHERE GOOD MANAGEMENT HAS A WHOLE
The Mendoza College of Business fosters academic excellence while promoting business as a force for good in society. A leader in values-based education, with the message of Grow the Good in Business™ , the college offers innovative coursework that integrates real-life case studies, a faculty renowned for teaching and research, international study opportunities, and interactions with some of the foremost business thought leaders. Mendoza students gain not only a deep understanding of business fundamentals, but also the knowledge and skills critical for today’s global workplace, from international finance and data analytics to innovation and brand management. Our graduates have carved out successful career paths in diverse industries, with a continuous vision for making a difference in their organizations, in their communities, and for the greater good.
FRO M SKETC H TO
As the only American program that includes a full year of academic study in Rome’s historic center, the School of Architecture brings together a unique combination of classical training, hands-on exploration, and real-world experience. Our five-year professional degree program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board and requires students to learn hand-drawing and drafting skills, while also studying architecture through formal ordering, traditional construction, and architectural history. In Rome, students explore the Eternal City, one of the greatest examples of architecture and urbanism in the world. Learn to consider the culture, history, and community impact of a given structure and graduate prepared to practice both traditional and nontraditional forms of architecture.
SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE B A ILEY J ORDAN '22 A RCHITECT U RE Bailey Jordan ’22 chose Notre Dame for its unique architecture program. While gaining a foundation in the principles of construction, and their relationship to architectural form and the built environment, Jordan is also pursuing her interest in energy studies. She hopes to integrate her fascination with breakthroughs in energy technologies into her career as an architect. Like all architecture students, Jordan spent her junior year in Rome, studying classical architecture and exploring the Eternal City via Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway. She says that all of this is achievable because of the financial aid she receives from Notre Dame. University scholarship makes attending the University, and all the experiences that are preparing her for a career in architecture, possible for Jordan and her family.
Architecture (5 years)
Architectural Practice and Enterprise Furniture Design Preservation and Restoration To learn more about our program, visit architecture.nd.edu.
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ur faculty are novelists and electrical engineers, poets and cancer researchers, lawyers and architects, international nonprofit leaders and influential philosophers. Across every college, school, and program, you will encounter professors known to be top minds in their respective fields—all pushing and challenging and inspiring you to ultimately rise to that same level. For example, our faculty in the College of Arts and Letters have been awarded 65 National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships since 1999—more than all other U.S. private universities in that time period. In the labs, classrooms, hallways and paths, and all across the world on service trips and in our study abroad destinations, you’ll benefit immensely from their thoughtful mentorship and advice and from their supportive and dedicated mindset.
SCOTT APPLEBY MARILYN KEOUGH DEAN OF THE DONALD R. KEOUGH SCHOOL OF GLOBAL AFFAIRS, PROFESSOR OF HISTORY, AND SCHOLAR OF GLOBAL RELIGION THE KEOUGH SCHOOL PROVIDES A WIDE RANGE OF OPTIONS TO GAIN FIRSTHAND EXPOSURE TO GLOBAL AFFAIRS—BOTH IN THE CLASSROOM THROUGH ACADEMIC MAJORS OR MINORS, AND BEYOND THE CLASSROOM. TO LEARN MORE, VISIT KEOUGH.ND.EDU.
There Is Always Something
To Be Discovered
e believe there’s always something bigger than us, something just beyond our understanding, and we’re here to find it. To reach deep, solve the most pressing problems, and use our findings for the good of the world. We encourage innovation throughout all of our labs and facilities. And our faculty provide personalized support for students engaged in every area of research, including cancer, environmental change, alternative energy, genomics, global health, network science, and many more. In class, and through services like the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE), we give our students countless opportunities for independent and collaborative research, both on
and off campus. From developing Wii games that help stroke patients, to collecting and studying deep sea core samples, and from publishing your research in the Journal of Science to becoming the first students ever allowed to 3D-scan the Taj Mahal, this is not research for the sake of accolades. This is research for the sake of making a difference in people’s lives. These breakthroughs are born from passion and discovery, driven by both the heart and the mind.
PHOTO ABOVE: AN ENGINEERING STUDENT WORKS IN THE DEVICE FA B R I C AT I O N C L E A N R O O M , L O C AT E D I N T H E S T I N S O N REMICK HALL OF ENGINEERING.
Innovative Thought, Revolutionary Resources As a Notre Dame student, you can study ancient architecture in Rome, help advance cancer research at the Mike and Josie Harper Cancer Research Institute, or write, produce, and star in your own musical performed at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. With support from a network of campus resources, like the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement, along with world-class research facilities, these are all things that Notre Dame students are doing right now. The facilities below are a small sample of the extensive resources available to undergraduate students. D I G I TA L V I S U A L I Z AT I O N T H E AT E R The 50-foot domed ceiling of the Digital Visualization Theater, located in the Jordan Hall of Science, allows students to explore 3D models of complex molecules, view the internal structure of the human body as revealed by CT or MRI medical imaging technologies, and to hurtle through outer space, from the Notre Dame campus to the edge of the observable universe.
IDEA CENTER Big ideas aren’t just embraced here—they’re brought to fruition. In fact, we’ve devoted an entire 55,000-square-foot entrepreneurship facility to the development of ideas. Standing for Innovation, De-Risking, and Enterprise Acceleration, the IDEA Center is where student entrepreneurs and inventors, subject matter experts, and researchers come together to take innovative ideas from inception to the marketplace. The center provides the space, services, and expertise for idea development, commercialization, business formation, prototyping, entrepreneurial education, and student entrepreneurial efforts. The IDEA Center values creativity and integrity, supporting students as they unlock discoveries that will advance the common good.
O’NEILL HALL OF MUSIC The recently built O’Neill Hall is a nexus for the study and performance of music on campus. All spaces, including rehearsal halls, private lesson studios, and classrooms are designed for optimum sound isolation and climate control. Along with a recital hall conducive to classical acoustics, O’Neill Hall features an interdisciplinary performance space that accommodates alternative musical events combining music with other media, such as projected text and visual images, and other forms of artistic expression, such as acting, lighting, and dance. T U R B O M A C H I N E R Y L A B O R AT O R Y The Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory (NDTL) is a facility located in Downtown South Bend’s Ignition Park. At this world-class turbomachinery research and testing facility, researchers study and test components for gas turbine engines that are used by commercial and military aircraft, power plants, and the oil and gas industry. CENTER FOR RESEARCH COMPUTING Undergraduates can take advantage of the resources at the Center for Research Computing, a state-of-the-art High Performance Computing (HPC) facility. Students can conduct research using a variety of resources including the Geospatial Analysis Laboratory, the Green Cloud, an energy-efficient computational grid, and VisArray, a visualization framework for rendering scientific data. CENTER FOR ENHANCED WIND ENERGY DESIGN Researchers with the Center for Enhanced Wind Energy Design, or “eWiND,” work to develop revolutionary designs that incorporate “virtual aerodynamic shaping” for enhanced wind energy systems. The outdoor laboratory provides a rich environment for multidisciplinary investigations into the sciences of fluid dynamics, acoustics, fluid-structure interaction, design optimization, materials, failure modeling, system feedback and control, and atmospheric turbulence.
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ounded by the Congregation of Holy Cross as a “powerful means for doing good in this world,” our Catholic mission is as much an intellectual pursuit as a spiritual journey. We are home to an academic culture that encourages the pursuit of truth for its own sake, where a diversity of beliefs and perspectives contribute to the larger conversation. Classrooms and labs are the stages for discussion, debate, inquiry—and, ultimately, a dialogue between faith and reason across disciplines. Our dedication to this mission guides our every action. It means we always have one overarching
goal: to be a force for good in the world. As a Notre Dame student, you become part of this mission and all that you learn—the research you conduct, the internships, the study abroad—shapes who you are as a person. Whether you’re building bridges in South America, researching the human genome, or filming a documentary about criminal justice issues (all things our students have done, by the way), the aim is clear. Your academic experience at Notre Dame will inspire in you a human solidarity and concern for the common good that bears fruit as learning becomes service to justice.
HERE, YOU’LL ENTER AN OPEN-MINDED ENVIRONMENT THAT WELCOMES ALL RELIGIONS, BELIEFS, IDEAS, AND PERSPECTIVES. We understand that discovering your faith is an intensely personal experience—one that will help you discover your role in society, live out your passion, and engage empathetically with others. On campus, you’ll find 60 chapels, and throughout the South Bend community, we have strong relationships with a wide range of other faith leaders ready to welcome you with open arms. We encourage you to learn deeply about yourself through reflection, discovery, and experience, and we provide a quiet presence of support so that you are never alone in your journey.
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Campus Ministry At Notre Dame, we support everyone’s spiritual journey, encouraging you to learn about yourself through discernment, reflection, and experience. We have one of the largest Campus Ministry organizations in the country, which means there’s always an event, program, or trip for you to take part in. Whether you pop into our offices, stop by the Basilica of the Sacred Heart for Mass, or take a quiet moment at the Grotto on your way back to your residence hall, you’ll find a built-in support system here. And with organizations like multifaith clubs, we make sure you have every resource you need to help you grow in your spirituality and resolve.
YOUR JOURNEY, OUR COMMITMENT
YOUR NOTRE DAME EDUCATION HAS IMMENSE VALUE.
From the resources and faculty on campus to the support of a committed network of alumni, our students are forever touched by their Notre Dame experience. And sure, we’re well known around the world for graduating incredibly insightful and innovative students. But what does that mean for you as someone thinking about the cost of college? We work with students and families to help them understand financing options and everything that’s offered through financial aid. We’re committed to making sure all admitted students can embark on their journey here. This investment allows us to offer the same transformative experience we’ve become known for to every one of our students and the generations to follow. At Notre Dame, you can trust that your returns will far outweigh your investment. You’ll benefit from our spirit of self-discovery, gain priceless academic knowledge from faculty who care about your progress, adopt a keen global awareness, and you’ll join one of the most influential alumni communities in the world.
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TRUST IN YOURSELF. BELIEVE IN EACH OTHER. At the University of Notre Dame, we are inspired, driven, united, and defined by our beliefs. We trust in each other, we have faith in a greater purpose for us all, and we are ignited by our convictions. We know hard work, reflection, and ethical action will bring both a deep sense of personal fulfillment and a better world for everyone. We believe there is always a smarter way to lead, to understand, to guide, to serve, to innovate, and to live.
WE KEEP TREASURED TRADITIONS, AND WE EMBRACE CHANGE. WE ARE DEDICATED TO KNOWLEDGE AND TO UNEXPECTED ANSWERS. WE MOVE, INFLUENCE, DISCOVER, AND SHARE IN THE NAME OF TRUTH. WE STAND FOR PRINCIPLES, VALUES, AND A STRONG SENSE OF CHARACTER. WE HAVE YOUR BACK, NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE, NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE.
WE ARE NOTRE DAME. AND WE ARE HERE FOR GOOD.
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