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, Political Science and Government, General, Mechanical Engineering, Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.

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 2018 (1st majors)

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My Majors Major # Students # Female % Female # Male % Male
Accounting 156 70 45% 86 55%
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering 25 4 16% 21 84%
African-American/Black Studies 1 0 % 1 100%
American/United States Studies/Civilization 19 11 58% 8 42%
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature 1 1 100% 0 %
Anthropology 26 18 69% 8 31%
Arabic Language and Literature 3 2 67% 1 33%
Architecture 33 22 67% 11 33%
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 2 2 100% 0 %
Biochemistry 20 10 50% 10 50%
Biological and Physical Sciences 61 36 59% 25 41%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 90 50 56% 40 44%
Business/Commerce, General 44 18 41% 26 59%
Celtic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1 1 100% 0 %
Chemical Engineering 83 36 43% 47 57%
Chemistry, General 14 8 57% 6 43%
Chemistry, Other 1 1 100% 0 %
Chinese Language and Literature 8 7 88% 1 13%
Civil Engineering, General 42 16 38% 26 62%
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 2 0 % 2 100%
Computer Engineering, General 16 0 % 16 100%
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 1 1 100% 0 %
Computer and Information Sciences, General 76 20 26% 56 74%
Design and Visual Communications, General 26 20 77% 6 23%
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 35 24 69% 11 31%
Economics, General 70 23 33% 47 67%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 35 9 26% 26 74%
English Language and Literature, General 44 31 70% 13 30%
Environmental Science 7 6 86% 1 14%
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 17 11 65% 6 35%
Finance, General 285 87 31% 198 69%
Fine/Studio Arts, General 5 5 100% 0 %
French Language and Literature 1 0 % 1 100%
German Language and Literature 1 1 100% 0 %
History, General 41 20 49% 21 51%
International/Global Studies 21 16 76% 5 24%
Italian Language and Literature 1 0 % 1 100%
Japanese Language and Literature 2 1 50% 1 50%
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 35 16 46% 19 54%
Management Information Systems, General 72 31 43% 41 57%
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 94 60 64% 34 36%
Mathematics and Statistics 2 2 100% 0 %
Mathematics and Statistics, Other 25 11 44% 14 56%
Mathematics, General 22 9 41% 13 59%
Mechanical Engineering 115 33 29% 82 71%
Medieval and Renaissance Studies 3 3 100% 0 %
Music, General 6 4 67% 2 33%
Neuroscience 23 20 87% 3 13%
Philosophy 12 3 25% 9 75%
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other 2 0 % 2 100%
Physics, General 17 2 12% 15 88%
Physics, Other 5 2 40% 3 60%
Political Science and Government, General 116 65 56% 51 44%
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies 104 61 59% 43 41%
Psychology, General 92 75 82% 17 18%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 3 3 100% 0 %
Sociology 34 27 79% 7 21%
Spanish Language and Literature 11 9 82% 2 18%
Theology/Theological Studies 22 15 68% 7 32%
Women's Studies 4 4 100% 0 %
Degree data from 2015-2016
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