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Academic Programs

The Reilly Center provides administrative support and a campus “home base” for three distinctive educational programs:

The Graduate Program in History and Philosophy of Science (HPS), established in 1989, offers courses of study leading to both the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. It provides advanced training primarily for students intent on a career of teaching and scholarship at the college and university level. The program relies on the expertise of some 20 faculty representing six University departments, making it one of the larger research groups in this field in the United States. Don Howard, Director (

The Undergraduate Minor Program in Science, Technology, and Values (STV) is available to all undergraduates at the University regardless of their major field of study. This 15-credit-hour program permits students in any of the University’s colleges to take a coherent cluster of cross-listed STV courses organized around such themes as Technology and Public Policy; History and Philosophy of Medicine; Science and Religion; Environmental Science and Ethics; Biotechnology and Society; and Medical Ethics. Currently nearly 30 faculty from different colleges of the University offer cross-listed courses in the program, and approximately 130 undergraduates are enrolled in the STV minor. The STV program maintains close relationships with Notre Dame’s Center for Environmental Science and Technology and with its undergraduate program in environmental science. Greg Macklem, Acting Director (

The Five-Year, Double Degree Program in Arts and Letters/Engineering enables Notre Dame undergraduates to earn both B.A. and B.S. degrees in 10 semesters of course work. It provides a select group of students the opportunity to combine the values of an intensive liberal arts education with the professional training required for an engineering degree. To encourage students to take advantage of the Five-Year Program, an endowed scholarship fund administered jointly by the Reilly Center and the financial aid office has been established by the Center’s major donor. It provides modest, need-based scholarship support for juniors and seniors enrolled in the program, as well as very substantial financial aid packages for those in their fifth, and final, year of study. The most outstanding members of each fifth-year class receive the designation of Reilly Scholar, and are recognized for their achievements at graduation. Gerald McKenny, Director (   
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