Departments, Colleges, and Schools

School of Architecture

Established in 1898

College of Arts and Letters

Established in 1842

Mendoza College of Business

Established in 1921

College of Engineering

Established in 1873

Keough School of Global Affairs

Established in 2014

College of Science

Established in 1865

First Year of Studies

Established in 1962

The Graduate School

Established in 1918

The Law School

Established in 1869

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Leading Higher Education

Notre Dame established the first programs in law, engineering, and architecture at an American Catholic institution of higher learning.

Notre Dame’s History

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Thinking Critically and Ethically

The Department of Philosophy was ranked 14th in the U.S. in a survey of nearly 200 philosophers, and Notre Dame and Yale were cited as the nation’s top two programs for the study of the philosophy of religion.

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Studying the Past

The Medieval Institute was the first in the United States, and the University also founded the first publication series dedicated specifically to medieval topics.