College of Science Transfer Requirements

Applicants planning to transfer into the College of Science 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. 

The following programs are not open to transfer students for the foreseeable future:

  • Science-Business
  • Chemistry-Business
  • Mathematics-Business concentration

Most years, the College of Science does not have seats available for students applying to major in Neuroscience and Behavior.

In addition to making progress in the University’s Core Curriculum, the College of Science requires the following courses be completed in the first year:

  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II

Please note, the following majors have more specific guidelines on first-year course requirements:

ACMS

  • General Chemistry I w/ lab
  • General Chemistry II w/ lab or Organic Chemistry I w/ lab
  • Physics I w/ lab
  • Physics II w/ lab

Biological Sciences

  • Biology I w/ lab
  • Biology II w/ lab
  • General Chemistry I w/ lab
  • Organic Chemistry I w/ lab

Environmental Sciences

  • Biology I w/ lab
  • Biology II w/ lab
  • General Chemistry I w/ lab
  • Organic Chemistry I w/ lab

Biochemistry

  • Biology I w/ lab
  • Biology II w/ lab
  • General Chemistry I w/ lab
  • Organic Chemistry I w/ lab

Chemistry

  • General Chemistry I w/ lab
  • Organic Chemistry I w/ lab
  • Physics I w/ lab
  • Physics II w/ lab

Mathematics

  • General Chemistry I w/ lab
  • General Chemistry II w/ lab or Organic Chemistry I w/ lab
  • Physics I w/ lab
  • Physics II w/ lab

Neuroscience and Behavior

  • Biology I w/ lab
  • Biology II w/ lab
  • General Chemistry I w/ lab
  • Organic Chemistry I w/ lab

Physics

  • Physics I w/ lab
  • Physics II w/ lab
  • General Chemistry I w/ lab
  • General Chemistry II w/ lab or Organic Chemistry I w/ lab

Science Preprofessional

  • General Chemistry I w/ lab
  • Organic Chemistry I w/ lab

Statistics

  • General Chemistry I w/ lab
  • General Chemistry II w/ lab or Organic Chemistry I w/ lab
  • Physics I w/ lab Physics II w/ lab

 

For more information about the individual departments within the College of Science, please refer to the College's list of majors and programs.

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 Science does not favor substituting sophomore courses for those required in the first year.