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College of Arts & Sciences


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.



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.

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.

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.

Charles Heinrich Publishes Book on Madonna della Strada Chapel

Masters student Charles Heinrich writes a history of the Madonna della Strada Chapel in connection with the recent Crossings and Dwellings exhibit.

Public History Project Commemorates Ellacuría & Salvadoran Martyrs

The History Department of Loyola University Chicago commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador through the launch of the public history project, The Ellacuría Tapes: A Martyr at Loyola. We applaud the vision for and management of this project by the department’s Professor Dina Berger, and her collaborative work with PhD Candidate Katie Macica and undergraduate student Albert Salatka, among many others from other departments within the university.

Professor Molly Melin Goes Beyond Lectures to Engage and Intrigue Students

Political Science Professor Molly Melin does more than just lecture. From board games to Facebook groups, she’s finding new and creative ways to engage her students in politics and international relations. In fact, Dr. Melin has recently been awarded with the Provost’s Award for Teaching Freshmen. The award seeks to highlight instructors who teach 100 level classes and demonstrate a high level of commitment to building community among freshmen students.


Celebrating 100 Years of Alpha Sigma Nu

On the weekend of its annual induction ceremony (October 10/12) Loyola University’s chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu, the International Honor Society for Jesuit Colleges and Universities, hosted the regional conference of local chapter presidents.

Arts & Sciences

Andrew Kletzien: He’s getting the most out of his college experience

Despite studying for two degrees—one in political science and another in philosophy—Andrew Kletzien still manages to keep an active schedule outside the classroom.  

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.

New Shakespeare Studies program

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts recently introduced its newest offering this fall: a minor in Shakespeare Studies. The minor gives students an important interdisciplinary experience, allows them to study the works of Shakespeare in-depth, and acquire research and career skills.


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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