Notre Dame offers students the opportunity to deepen their academic experience by curating a four-year program of study, involving curricular and extracurricular activities, in order to provide intentional focus on one of these areas:
Arts Scholar of Excellence Program - helps students connect the creation and performance of art with its academic study. The program helps students cultivate the habits of creative and imaginative thinking that are crucial in the modern world. It also provides a structure for community engagement.
Global Citizen Scholar Program – provides opportunities for students to develop global competencies by studying global themes and issues through approved elective courses, seeking cross-cultural experiences, partaking in educational and community-engagement, traveling internationally, and participating in globally-focused domestic programs. Seniors will present a global citizen portfolio for assessment by the Director of the Center for Global Leadership and faculty mentors.
STEM Scholar of Excellence Program - provides opportunities for students to demonstrate scholarship in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Students are required to take STEM Scholar approved courses, participate in external STEM competition or independent research, attend STEM related academic lectures and Career Exploration events, and complete a senior capstone project approved by the STEM Scholar committee.
These programs will deepen the student’s knowledge in the specified field of study. When a student completes the program she will receive a designation on her official transcript and will receive recognition at graduation. Successful scholar students will graduate exceptionally prepared for continued study at the collegiate level in their particular discipline.