Small classes, big opportunities

Class taking place outside under a plant-covered awning at Notre Dame

The Glynn Program is both a curriculum and a community.

The heart of the program is our small seminar classes that help you fulfill Notre Dame's Core Curriculum requirements. We also offer reserved seats in popular electives, and a sequence of research courses to help you write your senior thesis.

As a Glynn Scholar, you'll study with some of Notre Dame's best faculty. 

Research as a way of life

Our professional development and research training will prepare you to undertake original research from the moment you arrive at Notre Dame. Generous funding is available for summer research or travel during the school year. All Glynn Scholars write a year-long senior thesis, the culmination of their undergraduate career. 

Professor Holly Goodson working with a student at a blackboard

Support and advice

You'll have support every step of the way. Our Glynn faculty advisor offers guidance on course selection, research opportunities, funding applications, and more.

Every Glynn Scholar also has a dedicated advisor in the Center for University Advising. 

A community of scholars

Glynn Scholars meet to study and socialize in the Glynn Scholars' Lounge in O'Shaughnessy Hall. Coffee and bagels are on offer every morning! First-year Scholars travel to the Stratford Ontario Shakespeare Festival each Fall and enjoy symphony, opera, and theatrical performances in Chicago each spring. Scholars gather for fall picnics, Christmas dinners, a winter dance, game nights, service opportunities, brown bag lunches with Glynn faculty, and more. 

The Glynn Program gave me a community within the broader ND community, which was really special to me. It gave me the chance to get to know some of the most interesting and unique people who are working to make this world a better place. — Sarah Betts '22