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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.


Loyola Announces Launch of Interdisciplinary Center for Criminal Justice

Loyola University has officially launched the Interdisciplinary Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy and Practice. The center is a major initiative of the University, with a focus on its strategic five-year plan to promote social justice.

Take Part in the #MAPMattters Campaign

The Loyola Community is asking Governor Bruce Rauner to sign SB2043, which funds the MAP grants that many Loyola and Arrupe College students depend on to pursue their education. Join the conversation by connecting with the governor and sharing why #MAPMatters.   LEARN MORE

Healing through dance

Every week, Loyola dance instructor Sarah Cullen Fuller helps Chicagoans with Parkinson’s disease deal with their symptoms in a non-conventional way: by teaching them to dance.  

Dr. Don Stemen Appears on WBEZ to Discuss State's Attorney Race

Dr. Don Stemen, Department Chair of Loyola’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, appeared on WBEZ’s Morning Shift program last week to discuss the Cook County State’s Attorney Race with WBEZ criminal justice reporter Patrick Smith and moderator Tony Sarabia.

English Professors Launch Digital Federation for Modernist Literary Studies

Drs. Pamela Caughie and David Chinitz are pleased to announce the launch of Modernist Networks, a federation of digital projects in the field of modernist literary and cultural studies. Modernist Networks, or “ModNets,” is both an online aggregator of modernist literary scholarship and a community for peer review.

The Texas Massacres You’ve Never Heard Of

Professor Benjamin Johnson and the Refusing to Forget Project’s new exhibition, "Life and Death on the Border 1910-1920," sheds new light on one of Texas’ most difficult (and silenced) historical legacies.

Loyola alum works with youth to promote diversity in Broadway

Osh Ghanimah (BA, BS 2006) is the founder of Broadway for All, a non-profit conservatory that offers tuition-free training to middle and high school students of all income levels and ethnicities.  

Loyola psychology professor interviewed on NPR

Could it be that experts are actually more closed-minded than their less knowledgeable peers? Loyola Psychology Professor Victor Ottati recently appeared on NPR's Hidden Brain series to answer this question.  

Loyola celebrates 400th anniversary of Galileo's Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina

The Letter of Galileo Galilei to The Grand Duchess Christina is one of the most important classic texts in history. For the 400-year anniversary of the letter, Loyola University Chicago hosted a series of events in commemoration. This brought together departments from across the College of Arts and Sciences and other programs at Loyola.  

Classical Studies professor and students spend summer excavating ancient Greek history

Professor Laura Gawlinski spent her first summer digging up artifacts at the Athenian Agora in Greece nearly 20 years ago. Now, she’s giving her students at Loyola a chance to do the same.  

Researcher, teacher, mentor

Biology professor F. Bryan Pickett is all three—and he’s also the recipient of this year’s Ignatius Loyola Award. See how he helps his students succeed in the classroom and in life.  

Discovery: Chemistry meets nature

Chemistry Professor Patrick Daubenmire strives to teach students about more than the nuts and bolts of chemistry. He wants them to understand why the subject is valuable and how it affects people's lives—particularly with regard to sustainability.  

Professor Schloesser’s Visions of Amen explores cosmic visions & historical notes

History Department Professor Stephen Schloesser, S.J., explores everything from dinosaurs to angels, the Great War to Peruvian folksong, neubulae to glorified bodies, in his recent book, Visions of Amen: The Early Life and Music of Olivier Messiaen (Eerdmans, 2014).  

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