The Program

Chemistry, Calculus, and Physics are foundational courses for all science and engineering disciplines. The aim of the program is to provide talented students like yourself the support you need to thrive in these areas. Students perform significantly better in smaller sections, allowing for more interaction with their peers and the instructors. The program will also help you find a supportive group of students with similar talents and interests. Being a Galvin Scholar will ease your transition to academic life at Notre Dame.


Summer

  • Galvin Scholars take part in an online summer refresher course to review pre-calculus topics
    • ONEXYS-ND is a five-week program that gives you a grounding in the quantitative skills needed to succeed at Notre Dame. You will review mathematical and quantitative concepts in an online course and will join weekly small group video conferences led by your “coaches”, who are current Notre Dame students.
    • The program runs from June 29th to July 31st, with a bit of pre-program orientation. Because this is an online program, you will still be able to pursue summer jobs, travel, or other extracurricular activities — but you must commit to 5-10 hours of work per week and have reliable access to a computer with a camera, stable internet connection, and a quiet space for live sessions.

Fall Semester

  • All Students
    • Enroll in one of the small general chemistry sections for Galvin Scholars (CHEM 10171)
    • Co-enroll in a required 2-credit problem solving skills course (CHEM 13171)
    • Co-enroll in the Galvin Scholars chemistry tutorial sections (CHEM 12171)
    • Take a reduced course load (4 courses + Moreau)
    • Meet your faculty mentor
    • Engage in workshops and community-building exercises
  • Engineering Students
    • Enroll in the small Calculus I section for Galvin Scholars (MATH 10550)
    • Co-enroll in the small Calculus I tutorial (MATH 12550)
  • Science Students
    • Enroll in the small Calculus A section for Galvin Scholars (MATH 10350)
    • Co-enroll in the small Calculus A tutorial (MATH 12350)

Spring Semester

  • Engineering Students
    • Enroll in the small Engineering Physics I section for Galvin Scholars (PHYS 10310)
    • Co-enroll in the small Physics Problem solving skills course (PHYS 13310)
    • Enroll in the small Calculus II section for Galvin Scholars (MATH 10560)
  • Science Students
    • Enroll in the small Organic Chemistry I section for Galvin Scholars (CHEM 10172)
    • Co-enroll in the small Organic Chemistry Problem solving skills course (CHEM 13172)
    • Enroll in the small Calculus B section for Galvin Scholars (MATH 10360)
    • Co-enroll in the small Calculus B tutorial (MATH 12360)
  • Your faculty mentor will assist you in finding internships and opportunities in research labs near the end of your first academic year.

Fall Semester, Sophomore Year

  • Engineering Students
    • Enroll in the small Engineering Physics II Problem solving skills course (PHYS 13320)
  • Science Students
    • Enroll in the small Organic Chemistry II Problem solving skills course (CHEM 23273)
  • Your faculty mentor will assist you in finding internships and opportunities in research labs.

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