Holy Cross College is a Roman Catholic, co-educational, residential institution of higher education in Notre Dame, an unincorporated community northeast of the city of South Bend, in St. Joseph County, Indiana
Holy Cross College was founded in 1966 and is administered by members of the Congregation of Holy Cross. The college’s baccalaureate program consists of four requirements that take students outside the classroom: a service learning project, a professional internship, an international experience, and a senior capstone presentation. Each student completes the same multidisciplinary core of courses, and then electives can be taken that will allow each student to gain knowledge and experience in areas of choice. Students have a major advisor, and those pursuing optional academic concentrations have a co-advisor. Students may take courses at any of the local universities participating in the Northern Indiana Consortium for Education (NICE).
Current accreditation at the Baccalaureate level includes nine Bachelor of Arts degrees: Liberal Studies, Business, Theology, Visual Arts, Communications, English, Psychology, History, and Education with dual licensure in Elementary Education and English as a New Language (ENL). The college also offers 13 minors: Visual Arts (Studio, Art History, or Graphic Design), English, Communications, History, Psychology, Business, Liberal Studies, Education, Theology, Political Science, Spanish, Gerontology, Global Perspectives,and Sociology. By combining a major and minor with independent study, students are encouraged to customize their Bachelor of Arts degree to fit their career objectives. An Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies is also available.