Notre Dame College requires at least 120 semester hours to complete a bachelor's degree.
Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Notre Dame College accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP creditbut not IB credits. Additionally, Notre Dame College has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 45% of students who start college at Notre Dame College complete all the credits required within six years.
Notre Dame College offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Notre Dame College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Notre Dame College has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with Notre Dame College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Notre Dame College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Notre Dame College.
Student Designed Majors
Notre Dame College allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
Notre Dame College does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Notre Dame College
Notre Dame College offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.
✅ Notre Dame College does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ Notre Dame College has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Notre Dame College offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
❌ Notre Dame College does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.
❌ Students at Notre Dame College are not required to complete an internship as a graduation requirement.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the Clara Fritzsche Library and there are no other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
Notre Dame College offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Case Western Reserve University
•Marine biology, occupational therapy, criminal justice, psychology, mental health counseling, speech language pathology, computer science, education, physical therapy,law program
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Notre Dame College have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Notre Dame College has an Army ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Notre Dame College include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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