College of Arts and Letters Transfer Requirements

Applicants planning to transfer into the College of Arts and Letters must apply to a specific major within the college. Once a transfer student has been successfully admitted to the college and a major, changes to a student's major are not typically granted.

Admission to the College of Arts and Letters is contingent upon enrollment in a liberal arts curriculum. Students intending to supplement their major with the Arts and Letters Pre-Health track must declare this intent on their transfer application.

In addition to making progress in the University's Core Curriculum, all students in the College of Arts and Letters should be enrolled in at least one math and one natural science course during their first year. Additionally, the following majors or tracks have more specific guidelines on first-year course requirements:

Arts and Letters Pre-Health

  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Chemistry I (w/lab)
  • Organic Chemistry (w/lab)

Neuroscience & Behavior

  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Chemistry I (w/lab)
  • Organic Chemistry (w/lab)
  • Biology I (w/lab)
  • Biology II (w/lab)

Economics or International Economics

  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics

Note: "Survey of Economics" or similar courses do not fulfill these requirements.

 

For more information about the individual departments within the College of Arts and Letters, please refer to the College’s list of majors and programs. If you are interested in pursuing a degree in Design (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts), please contact a transfer admissions counselor for more information.

Students who have completed first-year coursework that closely mirrors Notre Dame's first-year coursework will be more competitive in the transfer admissions process. Please be aware that the College of Arts and Letters does not favor substituting sophomore courses for those required in the first year.