As Notre Dame undergraduates strive to globalize their education, many are eager to explore the culture, history, language, literature, and politics of a country that has long been a laboratory for such global themes as empire and colonialism, revolution and rebellion, migration, hunger, religious pluralism, conflict resolution, and peacekeeping.
Students in any major and in any college can earn a credential in Irish Studies—either as a minor or a concentration.
Undergraduates who choose either path become part of a welcoming, vibrant Irish Studies community at Notre Dame—both on the Notre Dame home campus and abroad. That community features excellent faculty mentoring, generous scholarships for research and internships, and such extracurriculars as a weekly Speakers and Public Talks series, free tickets to Irish-themed performances at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, and opportunities to meet with visiting faculty, guest writers and artists, and visitors from Ireland's diplomatic corps. Irish Studies undergraduates also receive special consideration for study-abroad and internship opportunities in Ireland.
Irish Studies Minor
Undergraduates in all of the University's colleges—Architecture, Arts and Letters, Engineering, Science, and the Mendoza College of Business—can earn an undergraduate minor in Irish Studies.
Supplementary Major in Global Affairs with an Irish Studies Concentration
The Irish people have always sought to understand themselves as a global community, closely interconnected and invested in the developments of religion, culture, scholarship, economics and trade, and law.
Notre Dame undergraduates who choose to earn a supplementary major in the Keough School of Global Affairs can also choose a "concentration" in Irish Studies.
FInd out more about the Irish Studies Minor and Concentration by Contacting our Director of Undergraduate Studies