BACS Information – AY23-24

[August 31st, 2023] A few general pieces of advising information for those in the BACS (Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science) program or those who are looking to join the program:

  • Students who are admitted to Notre Dame as a BACS student need not worry about applying to join the program. If you are admitted / accepted as a BACS student and start your freshmen year as a BACS student, you are in.
  • Students who are not part of the BACS program but may want to join / apply should try to attend the Arts & Letters information session. Students may only apply to join the BACS program in the spring of their freshmen year. Application information will be posted in January 2024 with applications due the Friday before fall break.
  • In terms of coursework, you should take challenging classes and stay on track for math. That means Calc I, II, and III. Ideally, if you take either Principles / Elements of Computing (if space allows) or EG 10118 (Intro to Engineering), that would be fantastic.

Otherwise, feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about the program and I would be happy to answer any questions.

BACS Application Process – Spring 2023

[January 10th, 2023]

The application process for the BACS for the Class of 2026 is now open.  



Applications are due by Friday, March 10th, 2023 at 10 PM EST.  Questions may be directed to the BACS Program Director at