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All Notre Dame Colleges’ students must select one area of study that meets their intellectual and career interests. This is the academic major, a specific field of study, with its particular scope, content and methods. Upon graduation students are expected to have a significant command of the intellectual traditions, knowledge of contemporary issues, and ability to apply theory to problem solve and contribute in their area of specialization.

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3+3 Law Program


Is a law degree your goal? Make it happen with our 3+3 Law Program. The 3+3 Law Program is designed for qualified undergraduate students to have the opportunity to accelerate and earn both a bachelor’s and juris doctor degree in just six years. In today’s highly competitive academic and professional worlds, the advantages of the 3+3 […]

March 12, 2019


Binary Program in Engineering


Students majoring in mathematics or science can apply for admission to the binary program at Case Western Reserve University. At the conclusion of the engineering degree requirements at Case Western, the student will receive a B.S. degree from Notre Dame College and a B.S. degree from Case Western Reserve University.  The program takes a minimum of […]


Teacher Education Evening Licensure (TEEL®)


Thank you for your interest in the TEEL® (Teacher Education Evening Licensure) Program! Designed for busy adults who already hold a bachelor’s degree and are looking to make a career change to become professional educators, the TEEL® program is available online or in a face-to-face format on campus during the day or evening hours. Fully accredited by NCATE (National Council for […]


Sociology Minor


18 Credits Requirements: SO 201 Introduction to Sociology SO 222 Problems of Contemporary Society SO 320 Marriage and Family in a Diverse Society Plus 9 credits from upper biennium offerings in Sociology.


Coaching Minor


18-21 Credits An excellent minor for education majors and anyone interested in coaching in a school or recreational setting. Upon completing the minor students will be able to demonstrate the skills and abilities needed to coach a variety of sports. This minor includes CPR and a First Aid Certificate as required by the State of […]


Health Education/ Physical Education


The ultimate goal of health education is to enable individuals to use knowledge in ways that promote positive behavioral change; therefore, the mission of the department is to empower students to make healthful choices in all dimensions of their lives. Students are encouraged to explore health-related problems confronting contemporary society so as to enable them […]


Psychology Minor


22 Credits Requirements: A. Psychology Core: PY 201 General Psychology PY 222 Behavioral Science Statistics PY 251 Lifespan Development PY 307 Behavioral Science Research Methods   B. Three courses (9 credits) from any three of the four different areas of concentration 



Mathematics Minor


23 Credits Requirements: MA 175 Calculus I 4 cr. MA 176 Calculus II 4 cr. MA 277 Calculus III 3 cr. MA 330 Modern Geometry 3 cr. MA 331 Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory 3 cr. Plus two electives (one at 200-level and one at 300/400-level) 6 cr. MATHEMATICS PLACEMENT TEST A student who intends […]


Area of Concentration in Mathematics for Middle Childhood License (Gr. 4-9)


15 Credits Requirements: MA 120 Pre-Calculus 3 cr. MA 130 Elementary Number Theory 3 cr. MA 131 Geometry, Probability and Statistics from an elementary point of view 3 cr. MA 221 Statistics I 3 cr. MA 330 Geometry 3 cr.


Area of Concentration in Mathematics for Adolescent to Young Adult License (Gr. 7-12)


39 Credits Major Requirements plus the following: MA 221 Statistics I 3 cr. MA 310 Number Theory 3 cr. Two upper-biennium math electives 6 cr.


Pre-Professional Mathematics Concentration


39 Credits This area of concentration will provide the students with the opportunity for personal growth by preparing them for further studies in graduate school as well as for entry level positions in various mathematical and other related professions, and will show the students how they can use their individual skills to better our society […]


Mathematics Major


The mathematics program provides students with a broad foundation in mathematical knowledge, applications and aesthetics for the purpose of preparation for careers, graduate school and personal enrichment. Students pursuing either a Bachelors of Arts or Bachelors of Science in mathematics must complete the common major requirements as well as an area of concentration chosen from […]


Summer Laboratory Research Internships


Notre Dame College is located in an area known for its major research universities and hospitals. Students are strongly encouraged to apply for summer research work in these facilities. These experiences provide the student with additional learning opportunities, work experience, summer employment, career exploration possibilities, and, in some circumstances, academic credit from Notre Dame College.


Area of Concentration in Science for Middle Childhood License (Gr. 4-9)


20 – 22 Credits BI 110, 111, OR 112, 113 General Biology and Lab BI 200, 201 Environmental Science and Lab CH 100, 101 General Chemistry and Lab OR CH 111, 113 College Chemistry and Lab CH 220, 221 Earth Science and Lab PS 150, 151 Concepts in Physics & Lab


Chemistry Minor


28 Credits Requirements: CH 111, 113, 114, 115 College Chemistry and Lab CH 211, 213, 214, 215 Organic Chemistry and Lab CH 310, 311 Quantitative Analysis and Lab + 6 credits from any upper biennium chemistry courses except CH 427, 428.


Binary Program in Engineering


Students who are interested in pursuing a career in engineering may enter the Binary Program in Engineering. Students who major in mathematics or science at Notre Dame College can apply for admission to a binary program at Case Western Reserve University. The application should be made during the junior year. However, a freshman entering Notre […]


Chemistry-Bachelor of Arts Major


57 Credits  The Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry is designed for those students who seek a strong background in chemistry, but who anticipate a career in a related area such as health sciences, pharmacology, chemical management, secondary education, chemical information systems, technical publications/communication, patent law, or environmental technology Students are strongly encouraged to select […]


Chemistry-Bachelor of Science Major


Graduates in the Bachelor of Science degree program in chemistry will have acquired broad foundation knowledge in the chemical and physical sciences, and the knowledge and skills to either continue graduate education or obtain employment in their professional fields. Students in the Bachelor of Science degree program in chemistry choose one of two emphasis areas: […]


Dual Field Adolescent to Young Adult License in Life Science and Chemistry (Gr. 7-12)


58 Credits Biology Requirements: BI 110, 111, 112, 113 General Biology and Lab BI 270, 271 Cell Biology and Lab BI 310, 311 Ecology and Lab 10 additional credits from: BI 300, 301 Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab BI 302, 303 Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab BI 320 Evolution BI 350 […]


Area of Concentration for Middle childhood license (Gr. 4-9)


20 Credits Requirements: BI 110, 111, or 112, 113 General Biology and Lab BI 200, 201 Environmental Science and Lab CH 100, 101 General Chemistry or CH 111, 113 College Chemistry and Lab CH 220, 221 Earth Science and Lab PS 150, 151 Concepts in Physics and Lab


Adolescent to Young Adult License in Life Science (Gr. 7-12)


54 Credits Biology Requirements: BI 110, 111, 112, 113 General Biology and Lab BI 270, 271 Cell Biology and Lab BI 310, 311 Ecology and Lab Eight credits from: BI 300, 301 Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab BI 302, 303 Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab BI 320 Evolution BI 420, 421 […]


Biology Minor


24 Credits This minor is proposed specifically for students who have a chemistry background and may already have requirements for certain biology courses. Requirements: BI 114, 115        General Biology I and Lab: Molecular Biology BI 116, 117        General Biology II and Lab: Organismal Biology BI 307               Cell and Molecular Biology and Lab Plus eight (8) […]


Environmental Science Major


The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Environmental Science is designed for students who plan to seek employment in an environmentally related vocation immediately upon graduation. It is not intended to prepare the student for further graduate studies in the life or physical sciences or as preparation for medical, dental or veterinary programs. Student Learning Outcomes […]


BIOLOGY MAJOR (BA): GENERAL BIOLOGY CONCENTRATION


11 additional credits to the Biology Program Core Credits The General Biology program is designed for those students who plan to enter careers in business, secondary education, technical support, or other areas that relate to the Biological Sciences. It is not intended for students planning to enroll in graduate or professional programs in the Biological Sciences […]


BIOLOGY MAJOR (BA): EXERCISE SCIENCE CONCENTRATION


31 additional credits to the Biology Program Core Credits The Exercise Science concentration is designed to prepare students interested in continuing their education through a graduate program to earn an advanced degree in physical therapy.   In addition to the core courses, the students choosing the Exercise Science concentration will complete the following requirements: BI 300, […]


BIOLOGY MAJOR (BS): ECOLOGY/ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CONCENTRATION


24 to 27 additional credits to the Biology Program Core Credits The Biology major with a concentration in Ecology/Environmental science  will prepare students for graduate studies and STEM careers in ecology, environmental science and related disciples. Graduates will have acquired a broad foundation of knowledge and conceptual understanding of the biotic and abiotic factors interacting within […]


BIOLOGY MAJOR (BS): COMPREHENSIVE BIOLOGY CONCENTRATION


26 additional credits to the Biology Program Core Credits The Comprehensive Biology program will prepare students for graduate studies and research, medicine, podiatry, dentistry, veterinary medicine, allied health and applied biology. Graduates will have acquired a broad foundation of knowledge in the biological and physical sciences as well as the ability to use this knowledge. In […]


Biology-Bachelor of Science Major


This program will prepare students for graduate studies and research, medicine, podiatry, dentistry, veterinary medicine, allied health and applied biology. Graduates will have acquired a broad foundation of knowledge in the biological and physical sciences as well as the ability to use this knowledge. Requirements: BI 110, 111, 112, 113 General Biology and Lab BI […]


Nursing Major (Pre-Licensure)


In addition to the general education requirements noted in the undergraduate catalog, the following courses are required for the Pre-Licensure Nursing major. Prerequisites (25-28 Credits): BI 204/205  Human Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab BI 206/207  Human Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab CH 106/107 Principles of Inorganic Chemistry with Lab CH 116/117 Principles of Organic […]



Post-licensure RN to BSN


Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Post-licensure RN to BSN The RN to BSN program recognizes the diversity of academic and clinical practice experience that students bring to the learning environment as they prepare to advance the breadth and depth of their knowledge base for professional nursing practice. The Nursing curriculum builds on the strength of […]


Bachelor of Science in Nursing program: Pre-licensure


Program Outcomes: Students in the pre-licensure program prepare for life-long learning in the role of a professional nurse. This program prepares students for the NCLEX-RN nursing licensure examination. Graduates of the BSN Program will: Synthesize concepts and theories from the liberal arts, sciences and the discipline of nursing to promote the health and well-being of […]



Adolescent/Young Adult (Gr. 7-12) and Multi-Age Education (Pre K-12)


General Content Requirement: Social & Behavioral Sciences: 1 course PY 201 General Psychology Professional Education Core: 8 courses ED 202 Introduction to Education ED 203 Field Experience for ED 202 ED 204 Educational Psychology ED 205 Psychology of Students with Special Needs ED 206 Field Experience for ED 205 ED 301 Integrating Technology across the […]


Teaching License and Major in Integrated Social Studies (Gr. 7-12)


54 Credits Requirements: EC 201 Principles of Microeconomics EC 202 Principles of Macroeconomics HI 110 Western Cultures from 1500 HI 200 Major Themes in American History PO 111 American Government and Politics PO 210 State and Local Government and Politics PO 311 Comparative Politics HI 450 Senior Research Seminar Geography: GO 200 World Geography American […]


Licensure for Middle Childhood Education (MCE) (Gr. 4-9)


The Notre Dame College Middle Childhood Education (MCE) field-based licensure program prepares undergraduates and post-baccalaureate middle school (MS) teachers with the knowledge, skills and dispositions required to successfully meet the educational needs of 4-9 students. The State of Ohio has outlined expectations for MS candidates. Candidates are required to select two of the following content […]


Integrated Mathematics Major: Adolescent to Young Adult License (Gr. 7 – 12)


39 Credits Math Major Requirements in addition to the following: MA 221 Statistics I MA 310 Number Theory Two upper-biennium math electives (Recommend: MA350: Math History)


Education: Middle Childhood License (GR. 4 – 9)


15 Credits Requirements: MA 120 Pre-Calculus MA 130 Elementary Number Theory MA 131 Geometry, Probability and Statistics from an Elementary Point of View MA 221 Statistics I MA 330 Geometry



Concentration In Science: Middle Childhood License (Gr. 4 – 9)


At least 20 Credits Requirements: (lecture and lab must be taken concurrently) BI 114, 115        General Biology I and Lab: Molecular Biology BI 116, 117        General Biology II and Lab: Organismal Biology BI 200, 201        Environmental Science and Lab CH 102,103        Introductory Chemistry and Lab CH 118, 119       General Chemistry I and Lab CH 220, […]


Adolescent to Young Adult License: Life Science (Gr. 7-12)


54 Credits Biology Requirements: BI 114, 115        General Biology I and Lab: Molecular Biology BI 116, 117        General Biology II and Lab: Organismal Biology BI 307               Cell and Molecular Biology and Lab BI 310, 311        Ecology and Lab   Two (2) of the following: (lecture and lab must be taken concurrently) BI 300, 301        Human […]


Adolescent to Young Adult License: Life Science & Chemistry (Gr. 7-12)


58 Credits Biology Requirements: BI 114, 115        General Biology I and Lab: Molecular Biology BI 116, 117        General Biology II and Lab: Organismal Biology BI 307                Cell and Molecular Biology and Lab BI 310, 311        Ecology and Lab   Three (3) of the following: (lecture and lab must be taken concurrently) BI 300, 301        Human […]



Software Development Minor


19 Credits   Student Learning Outcomes: Students completing the minor in Software Development will: Demonstrate competency in programming specific to their chosen track Design programs/applications according to accepted principles of software engineering   Core: 13 Credits IS 222 Programming Logic and Design MA 332 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics IS 235 Software Engineering IS 336, 337 […]


Programming Minor


19 Credits Outcomes for the minor: Students will demonstrate competency in programming specific to their chosen track Students will design programs/applications according to accepted principles of software engineering Core (13 Credits): IS 222 Programming Logic and Design MA 332 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics IS 235 Software Engineering IS 336, 337 C++ Programming and Lab Advanced Programming […]


Multimedia Minor


Required Courses (Six Credits): AR 114 Introduction to Graphic Design AR 221 Basic Design + 12 Credits from the following: AR 223 Graphic Design I AR 224 Graphic Design II IS 243 Multimedia Development IS 245 Web Site Design and Development IS 443 Advanced Multimedia Development


Marketing Minor


Lower Biennium Prerequisites (6 Credits):  BU 230 Marketing Principles EC 201 Principles of Microeconomics OR EC 202 Principles of Macroeconomics + Required Upper Biennium Courses: 12 Credits from the following:  BU 301 Consumer Behavior BU 375 Marketing Research BU 380 Sales Management BU 385 Marketing Management BU 390 Advertising BU 450 Global Marketing


Management Minor


Lower Biennium Prerequisites (3 Credits): BU 240 Management Principles + Required Upper Biennium Courses (15 Credits): BU 300 Principles of Supervision BU 341 Human Resources Management BU 345 Organizational Behavior BU 386 Operations Management BU 426 Strategic Management Recommended Electives: BU 388 Business Ethics PH 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Communications course


Management Information Systems Minor


Required Courses: 15 Credits BU 235 Management Information Systems IS 222 Programming Logic and Design IS 260 Computer Decision-Making Applications IS 310 Systems Analysis IS 350 Database Management Systems Plus one course from the following 3 or 4 Credits: Any IS course numbered 223 or higher BU 425 Project Management


International Business Minor


Lower Biennium Prerequisites (17 Credits): BU 155 Accounting Principles I BU 156 Accounting Principles II BU 230 Marketing Principles EC 201 Principles of Microeconomics EC 202 Principles of Macroeconomics + Required Upper Biennium Courses (12 Credits): BU 450 Global Marketing EC 305 Comparative Economic Systems EC 440 International Economics EC 442 International Finance


Financial Services Management Minor


For Business Students Lower Biennium Prerequisites (14 Credits): BU 155 Accounting Principles I BU 156 Accounting Principles II EC 201 Principles of Microeconomics EC 202 Principles of Macroeconomics + Required Upper Biennium Courses (6 Credits): BU 370 Investments EC 331 Money and Banking + Choose Two of the Following Courses (6 credits) BU 400 Advanced […]


Entrepreneurship Minor


Requirements – Business Majors (12 Credits): BU 301 Consumer Behavior BU 303 Entrepreneurship BU 380 Sales Management BU 410 New Venture Creation Requirements – Non-Business Majors (18 Credits): BU 150 Accounting Basics EC 100 Economics and Contemporary Issues BU 301 Consumer Behavior BU 303 Entrepreneurship BU 380 Sales Management BU 410 New Venture Creation


Economics Minor


Economics is a discipline that examines society’s responses to the problem of scarcity. This necessitates that people make choices, and hence, deals with decision-making, problem-solving and critical thinking. Economics courses are offered to fulfill the social science requirement in the General Education Requirements and to support the various majors offered by the Business Administration Division […]


Accounting Minor


Lower Biennium Prerequisites (8 Credits): BU 155 Accounting Principles I BU 156 Accounting Principles II + 16 Credits from the following: BU 255 Intermediate Accounting I BU 256 Intermediate Accounting II BU 315 Auditing OR BU 320 Cost Accounting BU 455 Advanced Accounting


Sport Management Major


Program Outcomes: Students completing a major in Sport Management are prepared to function as professionals in the field. Students will develop strengths in specific fields involving the management of sports. They will be prepared for graduate study or employment in sport management, sports facilities management, sports information or sports marketing. Student Learning Outcomes Students majoring […]


Software Development Major


Program Outcomes: Students completing a major in Software Development are prepared to function as professionals in the discipline or to continue their education in graduate school. The program is designed to provide students with fundamental skills and knowledge to succeed as a corporate, vendor, or independent software developer, while allowing them to specialize in a […]


Marketing Major


Program Outcomes: Students completing a major in marketing are prepared to function as creative leaders in society. Students who major in marketing will demonstrate knowledge and application of marketing principles and will demonstrate the skills necessary to present marketing data in a clear and convincing manner. They will be well prepared to pursue a career […]


Management Information Systems Major


Program Outcomes:  Students completing a major in Management Information Systems are prepared to function as professionals in the discipline or to continue their education in graduate school. The program is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the major aspects of information systems: problem analysis, solution generation, security concerns and the management of […]



International Business Major


Program Outcomes: Students completing a major in International Business are prepared to function as creative leaders in various positions in a global society. The Notre Dame College graduate possesses technical skills and is also capable of dealing with the many career changes that they will face. In most cases, students who major in international business […]



Finance Major


Program Outcomes: The Finance major prepares a student for a career as a financial professional. The program emphasizes a combination of studies in accounting, economics and mathematics to make financial decisions. Students will be introduced to financial theory, concepts and practices in financial management.  Students will be prepared for financial management in fields such as […]


Business Administration Major


Program Outcomes: Students completing a major in Business Administration are prepared to function as professionals in the global business environment. The program is designed to provide the student with a broad-based knowledge of advanced business courses in a variety of areas in the business division. It will prepare students to continue their studies in graduate […]


Accounting Major


Program Outcomes: Students completing a major in Accounting are prepared to function as accounting professionals and to progress to positions of leadership in the profession. The program is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of accounting principles; auditing, tax, and reporting practices and planning; and the management of business, accounting and financial activities. […]


Biblical Studies Minor


18 Credits Requirements: TH 321 Old Testament Theology TH 322 New Testament Theology Plus additional credits in Upper Biennium Scripture courses to total 18 credits. TH 450 is not included in these 18 credits. Courses taken through the Pastoral Ministry program, if in the area of Scripture, fulfill the requirements for a minor in Biblical […]


Women’s Studies Minor


Students who minor in women’s studies will explore women’s contributions, women’s experiences, and feminist theory and be able to integrate these insights into their academic major and their view of the world. Students interested in a women’s studies minor are encouraged to choose elective courses which complement their major fields of study and to discuss […]


Philosophy Minor


The Philosophy Department Mission: Philosophy courses at Notre Dame College challenge students to think critically about our world and the human condition, providing a strong foundation for a liberal arts curriculum. Philosophy is an important part of our liberal arts tradition because it directly fosters a life-long pursuit for truth, beauty and goodness. Notre Dame […]


Theology Minor


18 Credits Requirements: TH 150 Introduction to Theology TH 321 Old Testament Theology TH 322 New Testament Theology TH 420 The Jesus of History, The Christ of Faith Plus additional credits in Upper Biennium Theology to total 18.TH 450 is included in the 18 credits. Courses taken through the Pastoral Ministry program, if in the […]


Theology Major


36 Credits Students with a major in theology are prepared for employment in pastoral ministry or religious education as well as for graduate studies. The combination of theology and pastoral ministry courses adds a practical, service and justice-oriented focus that enriches students’ study of theology. Theology majors desiring to teach religion in high school consult […]


Political Science Minor


18 Credits Requirements: PO 111 Introduction to Politics and Government PO 210 American Government PO 312 International Relations An additional nine (9) credits (one selection from each subfield) are required for completion of the minor in Political Science.


Political Science Major with an International Studies Emphasis


57 Credits Political Science Requirements: PO 111 American Government and Politics PO 311 Comparative Politics PO 312 International Relations PO 410 American Foreign Policy PO 411 International Law PO 450 Senior Research Project PO 495 Cooperative Education History Select four courses: HI 330 Africa: A Continental History HI 332 The Transformation of Japan HI 333 […]


Political Science Major with a Public Administration Emphasis


54 Credits The program in public administration is an interdisciplinary concentration within the department of History and Political Science. The program is designed to give the students the necessary background that will enable them to pursue careers in public service, nonprofit organizations, and also provides a basis for subsequent graduate work in MPA (Master of […]


Political Science Major


36 Credits Goals: The political science major requires students to appreciate, comprehend and critique political systems of underdeveloped, developing and developed countries. Emphasis is placed on the development, implementation and evaluation of policy at the local, national and international level. The program prepares students for graduate work in political science, law and policy studies as […]


Center for Intelligence Studies


Major in Intelligence Studies 45 Credits Today you can prepare for challenging and rewarding careers that can help make the nation and world more secure through the Center for Intelligence Studies at Notre Dame College. Now, more than ever, skilled intelligence analysts are needed to assess and manage information dealing with critical issues such as […]


Area of Concentration in Social Studies for Middle Childhood License (Gr. 4-9)


18 Credits Requirements: HI 110 Western Cultures from 1500 HI 200 Major Themes in American History EC 100 Economics and Contemporary Issues GO 200 Geography PO 111 American Government and Politics SO 201 Introduction to Sociology


Adolescent to Young Adult Teaching License and Major in Integrated Social Studies (Gr. 7-12)


54 Credits Requirements: EC 201 Principles of Microeconomics EC 202 Principles of Macroeconomics HI 110 Western Cultures from 1500 HI 200 Major Themes in American History PO 111 American Government and Politics PO 210 State and Local Government and Politics PO 311 Comparative Politics HI 450 Senior Research Seminar Geography: GO 200 World Geography American […]


History Minor


18 Credits Requirements: HI 110 Western Cultures from 1500 HI 200 Major Themes in American History EN 210 Critical Writing An additional nine (9) credits in upper level history courses are required for completion of the program. Three (3) credits must be in a non-European and non- American content area.


History Major with a Pre-Law Emphasis


Requirements: Students interested in preparing for law school are wise to choose a rigorous History major which will help develop exceptional strength in critical reading and writing, logical reasoning, analytical thought, research skills and moral responsibility to oneself and others. Because there is no specific pre-law major, students are encouraged to establish regular communication with […]


History Major


39 Credits Outcomes: Students successfully completing a major in History will have developed a range of historical thinking skills and abilities which they will use in the acquisition of knowledge. Their work will be clear, precise, and well-reasoned. They will demonstrate the ability to use historical analogies effectively, show a command of key historical terms […]


Adolescent to Young Adult License (Gr. 7 – 12) And Major in Integrated Social Studies


51 Credits Requirements: EC 201 Principles of Microeconomics EC 202 Principles of Macroeconomics HI 110 Western Cultures from 1500 HI 200 Major Themes in American History HI 450 Senior Research Seminar PO 111 American Government and Politics PO 210 State and Local Government and Politics PO 311 Comparative Politics   Geography: GO 200 World Geography […]


Emergency Management Policy Studies


Program Description The Bachelor of Arts in Emergency Management and Policy Studies prepares students for a variety of careers in homeland security, state and local emergency management agencies, government and non-profit sectors, cybersecurity, and public health organizations. Emergency management is a field dedicated to protecting resources and ensuring public safety in the event of a […]



Theatre Minor


Theatre Minor The Performing Arts at Notre Dame College consist of various offerings in Music & Theatre, offering students an opportunity to express themselves through performance, while also stimulating their creativity and critical thinking. The Performing Arts further enhance a student’s commitment to a liberal arts education by encouraging creative thought patterns, differentiated problem solving, […]


Performing Arts Minor


Performing Arts Minor (Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Theatre) (Also see related minors: Minor in Music; Minor in Theatre) The Performing Arts at Notre Dame College consist of various offerings in Music & Theatre, offering students an opportunity to express themselves through performance, while also stimulating their creativity and critical thinking. The Performing Arts further enhance a student’s […]


Music Minor


Music Minor (Instrumental, Vocal) The Performing Arts at Notre Dame College consist of various offerings in Music & Theatre, offering students an opportunity to express themselves through performance, while also stimulating their creativity and critical thinking. The Performing Arts further enhance a student’s commitment to a liberal arts education by encouraging creative thought patterns, differentiated […]


Public Relations Minor


18 Credits Core Requirements (12 credits): CA 201 Interpersonal Communication CA 220 Newswriting CA 250 Mass Communication CA 374 Presentation Techniques Two of the Following (six credits): CA 313 Event/Play Production Apprenticeship CA 323 Media Writing CA 324 Advanced Media Writing CA 380 Organizational Communication/ PR Case Studies CA 410 Public Relations Practicum


Communication Minor


18 Credits Program Goal: Requirements (12 credits): CA 201 Interpersonal Communication CA 220 Newswriting CA 250 Mass Communication CA 374 Presentation Techniques Two of the following (six credits): CA 212 Oral Interpretation CA 305 Film Studies CA 309 Acting and Directing CA 313 Event/Play Production Apprenticeship CA 323 Media Writing CA 324 Advanced Media Writing […]


Public Relations Major


51 Credits Program Goal: Graduates of the public relations program are prepared for entry level positions in PR for businesses and organizations, through an applied approach to the field of communication, and coursework in best practices and key skills. Students choose one public relations professional track in business or design. Core Communication Requirements (21 credits): […]


Communication Major


36 Credits Program Goal: With a broad and integrated approach to the field of communication, including coursework in process and theory, students will be prepared for graduate study in the field as well as for related areas such as journalism, performance studies, law, mediation and other disciplines. Students choose one professional communication track in Media […]


English Area of Concentration in Reading and Language Arts for Middle Childhood License (Gr. 4-9)


24 Credits Requirements: CA 212 Oral Interpretation CA 250 Mass Communication EN 312 History of the English Language Highly recommended: EN 314 Grammar for Writers and Teachers One of the following: CA 220 Newswriting EN 210 Critical Writing EN 318 Creative Writing One of the following:  EN 331 British Literature to 1700 EN 332 British […]


Multi-Age License in Spanish (Gr. P-12)


45 Credits Goal: To prepare effective teachers with strong proficiency skills, adequate to professional preparation, and positive attitudes toward their students and the subject area they will teach. Requirements: (21 Spanish credits) SP 201 Intermediate Spanish I SP 202 Intermediate Spanish II SP 315 Advanced Grammar and Conversation I CULTURE SP 346 Peninsular Spanish Culture […]


Adolescent to Young Adult Teaching License in Integrated Language Arts (Gr. 7-12)


Students preparing for Adolescent to Young Adult licensure in Integrated Language Arts complete the requirements of an English major with two exceptions: EN 482 and the credits in cooperative education are not required.


Theater Minor


21 Credits Requirements: TR 112 Oral Interpretation TR 261 The Drama and Theater TR 262 Modern Drama and Theater One of the following: EN 461 Shakespeare’s Comedies EN 462 Shakespeare’s Histories and Tragedies Two of the following: TR 309 Acting and Directing TR 313 Event/Play Production Apprenticeship TR 374 Presentation Techniques TR 395/495 Cooperative Education […]


Writing Minor


21 Credits Requirements for all Emphases (12 Credits): EN 210 Critical Writing EN 220 Newswriting EN 318 Creative Writing EN 482 English Studies Drama/Screenwriting Emphasis: Add three of the following (9 credits): EN 261 The Drama and Theater EN 262 Modern Drama and Theater CA 305 Film Studies EN 381 Women Playwrights EN 461 Shakespeare’s […]


English Minor


24 Credits Requirements:  CA 112 Oral Interpretation EN 462 Shakespeare’s Histories and Tragedies EN 480 Great Books Seminar One of the following:  EN 210 Critical Writing EN 220 Newswriting EN 318 Creative Writing One of the following: EN 255 Introduction to Western Literature: Epics and Poetry EN 256 Introduction to Western Literature: Prose EN 261 […]


English Major with a Pre-Law Emphasis


Program Details: Students interested in preparing for law school are wise to choose a rigorous English major which will help develop exceptional strength in critical reading and writing, logical reasoning, analytical thought, and moral responsibility to oneself and others. Because there is no specific pre-law major, the student must establish regular communication with an advisor […]


English Major


Requirements: CA 212 Oral Interpretation EN 210 Critical Writing EN 312 History of the English Language EN 314 Grammar for Teachers and Writers EN 321 Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism EN 331 British Literature to 1700 EN 332 British Literature 1700-1900 EN 341 American Literature to 1900 EN 342 Seminar in American Literature EN […]


Multimedia Minor


Required Courses: AR 114 Introduction to Graphic Design 12 credits from: AR 223 Graphic Design I AR 224 Graphic Design II AR/IS 243 Multimedia Development AR/IS 245 Web Site Design and Development AR/IS 443 Advanced Multimedia Development


Game Design Minor


Program Outcomes: Game design minors will employ the design process to produce the most effective solutions in both interactive and experiential art forms. Game design minors will demonstrate advanced applications in game development software and hardware to expand technical knowledge of game production for a range of platforms. Game design minors will defend work in […]


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