University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

Notre Dame says, "The first year requirements are designed to ensure that all Notre Dame students begin their college career by learning the analytic, mathematic, and communication skills necessary for further work in their areas of greatest interest as well as to provide a foundation to a broad liberal education." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:8,448
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:91%
  • Tuition & Fees:$47,929 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition


    See Note

    No credit given for Composition because students can fulfill the "Writing and Rhetoric" requirement with a course that does not focus on expository writing.

  • 2. Literature


    See Note

    No credit given for Literature because the requirement only applies to select degree programs.

  • 3. Foreign Language

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because a survey course in American government or history is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Social Science" and "History" requirements.

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science


Curriculum last evaluated: 06/01/2017


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