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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.


Art from the heart

When Mercedes Inez Martinez (BA ‘11) walks into the classes she teaches at John Barry Elementary School, her main goal is to help children learn music and performance; but Martinez also passes on her knowledge of Latino culture.

Michelle Nickerson Talks Sunbelt Rising

Check out Professor Michelle Nickerson talking about her groundbreaking anthology on the Sunbelt (now out in paperback) on an inaugural podcast for a new series by the Urban History Association.


Anthem singer takes center stage

Although she was born in Nigeria and went to high school in New Jersey, graduating senior Chidinma Uchendu is right at home in Chicago. As an undergraduate at Loyola, Uchendu was in more clubs and organizations than she can remember. But it’s what she did during halftime of a college basketball game earlier this year that turned Uchendu into a true campus icon.

Thinking outside the box

Assistant professor of psychology Robert Morrison has a PhD in cognitive neuroscience and conducts research into how the brain allows people to reason and remember throughout their life. He’s also an accomplished artist whose photos, paintings, and sculptures have been displayed in galleries and museums across the country. He combines these varied aspects of his background to teach Psychology of Creativity honors course.

Student Profile

Weekend of Excellence: Angela Sandall

Angela Sandall fell in love with acting when she was a child—and she’s been on stage ever since. A veteran of several Loyola productions including “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “12th Night,” Sandall also will appear on stage during this year’s Weekend of Excellence when she plays Yum-Yum in “Hot Mikado.”

Ellie Shermer Granted Prestigious Russell Sage Foundation Fellowship

Assistant Professor Elizabeth Tandy Shermer will be spending the 2014-15 academic year as a Visiting Fellow of the Russell Sage Foundation. She will be working on her new book, The Business of Education: The Corporate Transformation of America's Public Universities.

Life inside a refugee camp

Refugees fleeing the ongoing civil war in Syria now number in the millions, over half a million of whom are registered in nearby Jordan. Loyola senior Grace Swanson (above) spent a semester in Jordan, where she interviewed officials in a Syrian refugee camp, as well as women living in the urban capital city of Amman who receive support from UNICEF.

Weekend of Excellence: Afra Khan

As an aspiring doctor, with a major in International Studies and Pre-med, Afra Khan spends plenty of time studying. But she’s much more than just an outstanding student.

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College of Arts and Sciences
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