Notre Dame’s undergraduate program offers sixty-seven degrees within four colleges (Arts and Letters, Science, Engineering, and Business) and the Architectural School. The most common majors are Finance, General, Accounting, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science and Government, General, Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

Freshman students will be challenged and offered the opportunity to explore corners of research and academics, possibly considering majors that hadn’t previously been on their radar. All first years must take one university writing intensive seminar, Moreau first year experience course, one writing and rhetoric course, two semesters of math, and two classes within the intended major.

Arts and Letters is the oldest (and largest) college at Notre Dame, focusing on the liberal arts side of education. The Science College is known for being on the scientific forefront for nearly 150 years and for the extensive Environmental Research Center. The College of Engineering offers students the opportunity to participate in service projects, produce solutions for real problems, and take part in internships. Students in Business will focus on managing real portfolios and learning the ethics and solutions needed in this sector.

The Architecture School is a five-year program dedicated to hand drawing, drafting, formal ordering, construction, and history of architecture. One full year will be dedicated to studying Rome’s historic center in Rome itself as well as other sites within Europe.

Top Majors and Programs - Most Popular Degrees in 2019 (1st majors)

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My Majors Major # Students # Female % Female # Male % Male
Accounting 162 78 48% 84 52%
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering 28 4 14% 24 86%
African-American/Black Studies 1 1 100% 0 0%
American/United States Studies/Civilization 19 14 74% 5 26%
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature 1 1 100% 0 0%
Anthropology 20 18 90% 2 10%
Arabic Language and Literature 4 2 50% 2 50%
Architecture 31 15 48% 16 52%
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 4 4 100% 0 0%
Biochemistry 22 11 50% 11 50%
Biological and Physical Sciences 62 28 45% 34 55%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 84 44 52% 40 48%
Business/Commerce, General 52 25 48% 27 52%
Celtic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2 2 100% 0 0%
Chemical Engineering 92 39 42% 53 58%
Chemistry, General 9 2 22% 7 78%
Chinese Language and Literature 5 0 % 5 100%
Civil Engineering, General 47 18 38% 29 62%
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 4 1 25% 3 75%
Computer Engineering, General 20 3 15% 17 85%
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 1 0 % 1 100%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 81 24 30% 57 70%
Design and Visual Communications, General 33 27 82% 6 18%
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 36 16 44% 20 56%
Economics, General 64 25 39% 39 61%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 37 10 27% 27 73%
English Language and Literature, General 38 29 76% 9 24%
Environmental Psychology 1 1 100% 0 0%
Environmental Science 18 12 67% 6 33%
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 19 12 63% 7 37%
Finance, General 285 84 29% 201 71%
Fine/Studio Arts, General 5 4 80% 1 20%
French Language and Literature 2 1 50% 1 50%
German Language and Literature 2 1 50% 1 50%
History, General 35 19 54% 16 46%
International/Global Studies 20 12 60% 8 40%
Italian Language and Literature 2 0 % 2 100%
Japanese Language and Literature 2 2 100% 0 0%
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 32 16 50% 16 50%
Management Information Systems, General 92 48 52% 44 48%
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 96 62 65% 34 35%
Mathematics and Statistics 1 1 100% 0 0%
Mathematics and Statistics, Other 27 15 56% 12 44%
Mathematics, General 28 10 36% 18 64%
Mechanical Engineering 103 36 35% 67 65%
Music, General 5 4 80% 1 20%
Neuroscience 71 51 72% 20 28%
Philosophy 13 7 54% 6 46%
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other 2 0 % 2 100%
Physics, General 21 3 14% 18 86%
Physics, Other 1 1 100% 0 0%
Political Science and Government, General 99 60 61% 39 39%
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies 62 36 58% 26 42%
Psychology, General 87 72 83% 15 17%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 4 4 100% 0 0%
Russian Language and Literature 1 0 % 1 100%
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 1 1 100% 0 0%
Sociology 17 9 53% 8 47%
Spanish Language and Literature 8 7 88% 1 13%
Theology/Theological Studies 20 12 60% 8 40%
Women's Studies 5 5 100% 0 0%
Degree data from 2016-2017
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