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With a venerable history of over 140 years, the College of Arts and Sciences is dedicated to the Jesuit tradition of a transformative education in the vast disciplines of the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. We invite you to visit our academic departments and interdisciplinary programs, which serve as home to 57 academic majors and over 60 minors.


Loyola Psychology Expert to Present New Book

Loyola University Chicago’s James Garbarino, PhD, will give two lectures inspired by his latest book, Listening to Killers: Lessons Learned from My 20 Years As a Psychological Expert Witness in Murder Cases, which was released this month.

Loyola Weekend 2015 Is Almost Here!

Admitted College of Arts and Sciences students, It’s still not too late to RSVP for Loyola Weekend. The two day experience allows admitted students and their families to explore the university while interacting with students, faculty, and alumni.

Loyola Professor Appointed to Commission to Address Crime in Illinois

Criminal Justice Professor David Olson will soon join state officials, nonprofit leaders, and law enforcement to tackle crime in Illinois. Earlier this month, Governor Bruce Rauner appointed Olson and 19 others to the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform. The commission will work to develop solutions to the state’s crime problems, which include sentencing structure, prison overcrowding, and high recidivism rates.


Theatre and the world around us

Loyola graduate Jackie Taylor describes how her liberal education helped her establish her career and her focus on social issues.

Students Piece Loyola History Together, One Book at a Time

1,800 books and over 600 years of history – that’s what two Loyola seniors are nearly finished putting back together. Evan Thompson and Zac Davis are interns for the Jesuit Libraries Provenance Project, which began three years ago and sought to reassemble the original 1878 St. Ignatius College Library catalogue. The two are now within a few hundred books of completion, and they’ve made important discoveries about the history and significance of the Loyola and Jesuit communities.

Announcing the 2015-16 Ramonat Seminar

The History Department is very pleased to offer the inaugural Ramonat Seminar in American Catholic History and Culture for the 2015-16 academic year. The Ramonat Seminar is an interdisciplinary, two-semester course that provides Loyola undergraduates with the unique opportunity to explore changing topics within American Catholic history, literature, and culture through hands-on research.

Philosophy Department 2015 Undergraduate Essay Competition

The Loyola Philosophy Department is now accepting submissions to be considered for their annual undergraduate essay award. Students can submit work from any philosophy class on any subject. The award seeks to honor student work that shows excellence in philosophical thinking, and foster undergraduate interest in the field.  

May Weber Ethnographic Art Collection Finds a Home at Loyola

A university acquisition that was years in the making is now giving students a chance to study non western folk art – and unravel the mind of a collector.

Psychology Professor and Students Research Bilingual Education

Perla Gamez and her students could be shaping the future of bilingual education. The assistant psychology professor and several graduate and undergraduate students are working on research that seeks to improve the way classroom instruction is approached for English language learners.

Life in Dialogue with Faith: The Subtle Complexities of an Ongoing Conversation

Colby Dickinson of Loyola's Theology Department will give the Hank Center's Cardinal Newman lecture on February 10 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. in McCormick Lounge.

New freshman science research project prepares students for careers

Loyola students studying science or math will get a chance to start their research earlier than ever. The University’s new First-Year Research Experience allows undergraduate students pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) degrees a chance to perform exciting research with faculty members as first-year students

Loyola piques high schoolers’ interest in chemistry

In 1968, the American Chemical Society (ACS) developed Project SEED, a program geared toward economically disadvantaged, high-achieving high school students by providing them with an opportunity to work directly with professional chemists and university professors for a summer.

Professor Jim Calcagno creates new online course for TED

Professor Jim Calcagno has developed one of the first online courses available as part of TED’s new Ted Studies series. Dr. Calcagno’s 2013 Evolutionary Anthropology article “What Makes Us Human” served as the inspiration for the course, which features a set of curated talks on evolution from experts such as Jane Goodall.


Think Critically

The Department of Psychology is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in research, teaching, service to students, the university, and the wider public. Review one of our research projects, which highlights our connection to Chicago’s communities.

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