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College of Arts & Sciences

Majors and Minors

 

Majors and Minors in CAS

If you are interested in pursuing a major or minor listed below, please direct your questions to the appropriate contact person. If you have declared a major or minor and have an assigned faculty advisor in that area, work directly with that faculty member. If you have declared your major, but do not have an assigned faculty advisor, please visit your academic department or program director's office to be assigned to a faculty advisor. If you are a current student in the College of Arts and Sciences and wish to add, change, or delete a CAS major or wish to add, change, or delete a minor, please log into LOCUS.

To review the undergraduate programs requirements for majors and minors, visit the online Academic Requirements Outlines.

 

MajorsMinorsContacts
 
African Studies and the African Diaspora Interdisciplinary Program
African Studies and the African Diaspora (BA) African Studies and the African Diaspora minor Dr. Brian Endless
Program Director
Coffey Hall
Anthropology, Department of
BVM Hall | 773.508.3485
Anthropology (BA)
Anthropology (BS)
Sociology & Anthropology (BA)
Anthropology minor Dr. Benjamin Penglase
Undergraduate Program Director
BVM Hall
773.508.3430
bpengla@luc.edu

Dr. Anne Grauer
Chairperson
BVM Hall
773.508.3464
agrauer@luc.edu

Asian Studies Interdisciplinary Program
  Asian Studies minor Dr. John Pincince
Program Director
Crown Center 527
773.508.2238
jpincince@luc.edu
Bioethics Interdisciplinary Program
  Bioethics minor Dr. Jennifer Parks
Program Director
Crown Center 347
773.508.2308
jparks1@luc.edu
Bioinformatics Interdisciplinary Program
Bioinformatics (BS)   Dr. Catherine Putonti
Program Director
Quinlan Life Sciences 425
773-508-3277
cputonti@luc.edu
Biology, Department of
Quinlan Center 317 | 773.508.3620
Biology (BS)
Biology: Emphasis in Ecology (BS)
Biology: Emphasis in Molecular Biology (BS)

Biology minor Dr. Patrick Duffie
Undergraduate Program Director
Quinlan Center 246
773.508.3652
pduffie@luc.edu

Dr. James Cheverud
Chairperson
Quinlan Center
773.508.3620
BS in Biology/MBA (5-Year Program with the Quinlan School of Business)

   
BS in Biology/MEd in Secondary Education (5-Year Program with School of Education)

   
Catholic Studies Interdisciplinary Program
  Catholic Studies minor Dr. Michael Murphy
Program Director
Cuneo Hall 430
773.508.3822
mmurphy23@luc.edu
Chemistry & Biochemistry, Department of
Flanner Hall 125 | 773.508.3100
Biochemistry (BS)
Chemistry (BA)
Chemistry (BS)

Chemistry minor Dr. Patrick Daubenmire
Undergraduate Program Director
Flanner Hall 125
773.508.3100
pdauben@luc.edu

Dr. Duarte Mota de Freitas
Chairperson
Flanner Hall 125
773.508.3432
dfreita@luc.edu
BA in Chemistry/MEd in Secondary Education (5-Year Program with School of Education)

   
BS/MS in Biochemistry (5-Year Program)
BS/MS in Chemistry (5-Year Program)
  Dr. Martina Schmeling
Graduate Program Director
Flanner Hall 408
773.508.3124
mschmel@luc.edu
Classical Studies, Department of
Crown Center 581 | 773.508.3650
Classical Civilization (BA)
Greek (BA)
Latin (BA)

Classical Civilization minor
Greek minor
Latin minor
Dr. John Makowski
Undergraduate Program Director
Crown Center 575
773.508.3656
jmakow1@luc.edu

Dr. Laura C. Gawlinski
Chairperson
Crown Center 563
773.508.3657
lgawlinski@luc.edu
Classics Program (a degree-distinction program for any CAS major)

   
Computer Science, Department of
Lewis Towers 520 | 312.915.7999
Communication Networks & Security (BS)
Computer Science (BS)
Information Technology (BS)
Mathematics & Computer Science (BS)
Physics & Computer Science (BS)
Software Engineering (BS)
Computer Crime & Forensics minor
Computer Science minor
Information Technology minor
Dr. Ronald Greenberg
Undergraduate Program Director
Cudahy Science Hall 408
773.508.3782
upd@cs.luc.edu
Dr. Konstatin Laufer
Chairperson
Lewis Towers 520 (WTC)
312.915.7999
info@cs.luc.edu
BS in Computer Science/MS in Computer Science (5-Year Program)
BS in Computer Science/MS in Information Technology (5-Year Program)
BS in Computer Science/MS in Software Engineering (5-Year Program)
  Dr. Andrew Harrington
Graduate Program Director
Lewis Towers 512-B (WTC)
312.915.7982
gpd@cs.luc.edu
Criminal Justice & Criminology, Department of
Mundelein Center 804 | 773.508.8891
Criminal Justice & Criminology (BS) Computer Crime & Forensics minor
Criminal Justice & Criminology minor
Dr. Jona Goldschmidt
Undergraduate Program Director
Mundelein Center 807C
773.508.8456
jgoldsc@luc.edu

Dr. Don Stemen
Chairperson
Mundelein Center 807B
773.508.8891
dstemen@luc.edu
BS/MA in Criminal Justice & Criminology (5-Year Program)   Dr. David Olson
Graduate Program Director
Lewis Towers 917
312.915.7563
dolson1@luc.edu
Economics
Economics (BA) Economics minor Dr. Paul Gabriel
Chairperson
Schreiber 711
312.915.6070
pgabrie@luc.edu
English, Department of
Crown Center 402 | 773.508.2240
English (BA)
English: Creative Writing Concentration (BA)

English (multiple-degree BA in English / BSEd in Secondary Education)
English minor Dr. Badia Ahad
Undergraduate Program Director
Crown Center 402
773.508.2797
bahad@luc.edu

Dr. Joyce Wexler
Chairperson
Crown Center 402
773.508.2243
jwexler@luc.edu
BA/MA in English (5-Year Program)   Dr. Pamela Caughie
Graduate Program Director
Crown Center 402
773.508.2241
pcaughi@luc.edu
European Studies Interdisciplinary Program
  European Studies minor Dr. Olga Avdeyeva
Program Director
Coffey Hall 330
773.508.3484
oavdeyeva@luc.edu
Fine and Performing Arts, Department of
Mundelein Center 1200 | 773.508.7510
Dance (BA) Dance minor Ms. Sandra Kaufmann
Director, Dance
Mundelein Center 913A
773.508.7513
skaufm3@luc.edu
Fine Arts majors:
Art History (BA)
Studio Art: Ceramics & Sculpture (BA)
Studio Art: Drawing & Painting (BA)
Studio Art: Photography (BA)
Visual Communication (BA)
Fine Arts minors:
Art History minor
Studio Art minor
Studio Art: Ceramics & Sculpture minor
Studio Art: Drawing & Painting minor
Studio Art: Photography minor
Visual Communication minor
Mr. Matthew Groves
Director, Fine Arts
Mundelein Center 1200
773.508.2690
mgroves1@luc.edu
Music (BA)
Music: Jazz Studies (BA)
Music: Sacred Music (BA)
Music minor Mr. Anthony Molinaro
Director, Music
Mundelein Center 913
773.508.2824
amolinaro@luc.edu
Theatre (BA) Shakespeare Studies minor
Theatre minor
Dr. Mark Lococo
Director, Theatre
Mundelein Center 1315
773.508.7511
mlococo@luc.edu
  Musical Theatre minor (for Dance, Music, and Theatre majors) Dr. Sarah Gabel
Chairperson, Department of Fine & Performing Arts (DFPA)
Mundelein Center 1200
773.508.8347
sgabel1@luc.edu
Forensic Science Interdisciplinary Program
Forensic Science (BS)   Dr. Garry Bombard
Program Director
Quinlan Center 243
773.508.3637
gbombar@luc.edu
History, Department of
Crown Center 501 | 773.508.2221
History (BA) History minor Dr. Christopher Manning
Undergraduate Program Director
Crown Center 515
773.508.3081
cmannin@luc.edu

Dr. Stephen Schloesser, S.J.
Chairperson
Crown Center
773.508.2221
sschloesser@luc.edu
BA/MA in History (5-Year Program)   Dr. David Dennis
Graduate Program Director
Crown Center 513
773.508.2234
dennis@luc.edu
Human Services Interdisciplinary Program
Human Services (BS)   Dr. Layla Suleiman Gonzalez
Program Director
Coffey Hall 224
773.508.3695
lsuleiman@luc.edu
International Studies Interdisciplinary Program
International Studies (BA) International Studies minor Dr. Tracy Pintchman
Program Director
Crown Center 327
773.508.2372
tpintch@luc.edu

Dr. Alexandru Grigorescu
Assistant Program Director
Coffey Hall 326B
773.508.3059
agrigor@luc.edu
Interreligious and Interfaith Studies Interdisciplinary Program
  Interreligious and Interfaith Studies minor Dr. Devorah Schoenfeld
Program Director
Crown Center 303
773.508.2369
dschoenfeld@luc.edu
Islamic World Studies Interdisciplinary Program
  Islamic World Studies minor Dr. Marcia Hermansen
Program Director
Crown Center 441
773.508.2345
mherman@luc.edu
Latin American and Latina/o Studies Interdisciplinary Program
  Latin American and Latino Studies minor Dr. Héctor García
Modern Languages & Literatures
Women’s Studies and Gender Studies
Crown Center 339
773.508.2863
hgarci1@luc.edu
Mathematics and Statistics, Department of
BVM Hall | 773.508.3558
Mathematics (BS)
Mathematics & Computer Science (BS)
Mathematics Education (multiple-degree: BS Mathematics Education / BSEd Secondary Education)
Statistics (BS)
Theoretical Physics & Applied Mathematics (BS)
Actuarial Science minor
Biostatistics minor
Mathematics minor
Operations Research minor
Statistics minor
Dr. John Del Greco
Assistant Chairperson
Loyola Hall 107
773.508.3530
jdelgre@luc.edu

Dr. Anthony Giaquinto
Chairperson
Loyola Hall 110
773.508.8520
agiaqui@luc.edu
BS/MS in Mathematics (5-Year Program)   Dr. W. Cary Huffman
Graduate Program Director, Math
Loyola Hall 100
773.508.3563
whuffma@luc.edu
BS in Statistics/MS in Applied Statistics (5-Year Program)   Dr. Timothy O'Brien
Graduate Program Director, Statistics
Loyola Hall 100
773.508.2129
tobrie1@luc.edu
Medieval Studies Interdisciplinary Program
  Medieval Studies minor Dr. Theresa Gross-Diaz
Program Director
Crown Center 545
773.508.2225
tgross@luc.edu
Modern Languages and Literatures, Department of
Crown Center 217 | 773.508.2850
French (BA)
Italian (BA)
Spanish (BA)
Asian Languages & Literatures minor
Arabic Language & Culture minor
Chinese Language & Culture Minor
French Language minor
French Language & Literature minor
German Studies minor
Italian Language minor
Italian Language & Literature minor
Literature in Translation minor
Spanish Language minor
Spanish Language & Literature minor
Dr. Susana Cavallo
Chairperson
Crown Center 217
773.508.2870
scavall@luc.edu
Neuroscience Interdisciplinary Program
Neuroscience: Cognitive & Behavioral (BS)
Neuroscience: Molecular & Cellular (BS)
Neuroscience minor

Dr. Raymond Dye
Co-program Director
(Cognitive & Behavioral)
Coffey Hall 340
773.508.3018
rdye@luc.edu

Dr. William Rochlin
Co-program Director
(Molecular & Cellular)
Quinlan 223
773.508.2450
wrochli@luc.edu

Peace Studies Interdisciplinary Program
  Peace Studies minor Dr. Linda Heath
Program Director
Coffey Hall 113
773.508.3023
lheath@luc.edu
Philosophy, Department of
Crown Center 381 | 773.508.2291
Philosophy (BA)
Philosophy: Social Justice (BA)
Philosophy minor Dr. James Harrington
Undergraduate Program Director
Crown Center 344
773.508.2726
jharr4@luc.edu

Dr. Mark Waymack
Chairperson
Crown Center 377
773.508.2291
mwaymac@luc.edu
Physics, Department of
Cudahy Science 300 | 773.508.3533
Biophysics (BS)
Physics (BS)
Physics & Computer Science (BS)
Theoretical Physics & Applied Mathematics (BS)

Physics minor Dr. David Slavsky
Chairperson
Cudahy Science Hall
773.508.8352
dslavsk@luc.edu
BS in Physics/MEd in Secondary Education (5-Year Program with School of Education)

   
Pre-Engineering and Dual-Degree Physics/Engineering Programs

   
Polish Studies Interdisciplinary Program
  Polish Studies minor Ms. Bozena McLees
Program Director
Crown Center 217
773.508.2864
bmclees@luc.edu
Political Science, Department of
Coffey Hall 324 | 773.508.3047
Political Science (BA) Political Science minor Dr. Vincent Mahler
Undergraduate Program Director
Coffey Hall 327
773.508.3067
vmahler@luc.edu

Dr. Peter Schraeder
Chairperson
Coffey Hall 324
773.508.3070
pschrae@luc.edu
BA/MA in Political Science (5-Year Program)   Dr. Peter Sanchez
Graduate Program Director
Coffey Hall 332
773.508.8658
psanche@luc.edu
Psychology, Department of
Coffey Hall 224 | 773.508.3001
Psychology (BS) Psychology minor Dr. Robert Morrison
Undergraduate Program Director
Coffey Hall 224
773.508.3001
psyc-ugrad@luc.edu

Dr. James Larson
Chairperson
Coffey Hall 224
773.508.3001
jlarson4@luc.edu
BS in Psychology/MA in Applied Social Psychology (5-Year Program)   Dr. Scott Tindale
Graduate Program Director, Applied Social Psychology
Coffey Hall 224
773.508.3014
rtindale@luc.edu
Psychology of Crime and Justice Interdisciplinary Program
  Psychology of Crime and Justice minor Dr. Loretta Stalans
Program Director
Mundelein Center 818
773.508.8368
lstalan@luc.edu
Rome Studies Interdisciplinary Program
  Rome Studies minor Dr. Cristina Lombardi-Diop
Modern Languages & Literatures
Crown Center, Room 217
773.508.2850
clombardidiop@luc.edu
Sociology, Department of
Coffey Hall 424 | 773.508.3445  
Sociology (BA)
Sociology & Anthropology (BA)
Sociology minor Dr. Judson Everitt
Undergraduate Program Director
Coffey Hall
773.508.3427
jeveritt@luc.edu

Dr. Anne Figert
Chairperson
Coffey Hall 423
773.508.2717
afigert@luc.edu
BA/MA in Sociology (5-Year Program)   Dr. Talmadge Wright
Graduate Program Director
Coffey Hall 424
773.508.3451
twright@luc.edu
Theology, Department of
Crown Center 302 | 773.508.2350  
Theology (BA)
Religious Studies (BA)

Theology minor
Religious Studies minor
Pastoral Leadership minor
Dr. Colby Dickinson
Director of Majors and Minors
Crown Center 448
773.508.2362
cdickinson1@luc.edu

Dr. Robert Divito
Chairperson
Crown Center 300
773.508.2350
rdivito@luc.edu
BA/MA in Theology (5-Year Program)   Graduate Program Director
Urban Studies Interdisciplinary Program  
  Urban Studies minor
Urban Studies: Sustainability minor
Dr. Peter Rosenblatt
Program Director
Cuneo Hall 438
773.508.3422
prosenblatt@luc.edu

David Van Zytveld
Cuneo Hall 415
773.508.8504
dvanzyt@luc.edu
Women's Studies and Gender Studies Interdisciplinary Program  
Women's Studies & Gender Studies (BA) Women's Studies & Gender Studies minor Dr. Elizabeth Hemenway
Program Director
Crown Center
773.508.2934
ehemenway@luc.edu

 

   
Majors and Minors Outside CAS

To pursue any major listed below (instead of a major within the College of Arts and Sciences), a CAS student must apply for internal transfer from CAS to the appropriate school within Loyola (business, communication, continuing and professional studies, education, nursing, or social work).

Internal Transfer
Current Loyola students need a 2.00 minimum cumulative GPA to be considered for internal transfer admission to the College of Arts and Sciences, the Quinlan School of Business, or the School of Communication, and a 2.50 cumulative GPA to be considered for internal transfer admission to the School of Education, the School of Social Work, or the Health Systems Management program within the Niehoff School of Nursing. Loyola students wishing to transfer into the Nursing program within the Niehoff School of Nursing need a minimum 2.80 cumulative GPA and are considered on a case-by-case basis, pending available space in the program. Students who wish to internally transfer to any undergraduate school within the university must submit an Internal Transfer Application to the school into which they wish to transfer.

Multiple Bachelor's Degrees (Multiple-Degree-Seeking Students)
Students wishing to pursue multiple undergraduate degrees (such as a BBA from the Quinlan School of Business and a BS or BA from the College of Arts and Sciences, or a BSEd from the School of Education and a BA and a BS from the College of Arts and Sciences) are multiple-degree-seeking students. Students should contact all appropriate undergraduate dean's offices and should consult with academic advisors in both schools regarding requirements. They must complete the requirements for both majors/schools, the university Core Curriculum, and any electives necessary to reach 120 credit hours. To apply for status as a multiple-degree student, submit a Multiple-Degree Application to the dean's office of the school you wish to add to your current school.

Secondary Education Licensure
Students pursuing licensure for secondary-school teaching are "multiple-degree-seeking" students: They are enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, where they complete a major in English, French, history, Italian, Latin, mathematics, political science, psychology, or Spanish; and they are also enrolled in the School of Education where they complete the major in Secondary Education. Students who pursue a Secondary Education major will earn both a BA or BS degree in their field within the College of Arts and Sciences and a BSEd degree in secondary education within the School of Education. Students pursuing licensure to teach biology, chemistry, or physics are "dual-degree-seeking" students: They complete a fifth year to earn both A BA or BS degree in the major within the College of Arts and Sciences and an MEd (Master of Education) degree in Secondary Education. For more information, visit the School of Education.

 

MajorsMinorsContact 
 
 Engineering Science
Cuneo Hall 315
 
Engineering Science: Biomedical Engineering (BS)
Engineering Science: Computer Engineering (BS)
Engineering Science: Environmental Engineering (BS)
  Dr. Gail Baura
Academic Program Director
Cuneo Hall 315
gbaura@luc.edu
 
 Institute of Environmental Sustainability
BVM Hall, Room 301
Environmental Policy (BA)
Environmental Science (BS)
Environmental Science: Conservation and Restoration Ecology (BS)
Environmental Science: Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture (BS)
Environmental Studies (BA)

Environmental Action & Leadership minor
Environmental Science minor

Dr. Christopher Peterson
Academic Program Director
BVM Hall
773.508.2950
cpeters@luc.edu
 

Five-year Dual Degree/MBA

     
Quinlan School of Business
Schreiber Center, Room 320
Accounting (BBA)
Economics (BBA)
Entrepreneurship (BBA)
Finance (BBA)
Human Resource Management (BBA)
Information Systems (BBA)
International Business (BBA)
Management (BBA)
Marketing (BBA)
Operations Management (BBA)
Sport Management (BBA)
U.S./Europe Double Degree (BBA)
Accounting Information Systems minor (Quinlan students only)
Business Administration minor (non-Quinlan students only)
Economics minor
Entrepreneurship minor
Finance minor
Information Systems minor
International Business minor
Management minor
Marketing minor
Operations Management minor
Sport Management minor
Dr. Susan Ries
Assistant Dean
Quinlan School of Business
Schreiber Center 320
312.915.6113
sries@luc.edu
 
BBA/MBA (5-Year Program)
BBA/MS in Accountancy (5-Year Program)
BBA/MS in Information Systems Management (5-Year Program)
  Quinlan School of Business, Graduate Programs
Schreiber Center 320
312.915.6124
GSB@luc.edu
 
School of Communication
51 E. Pearson, 2nd Floor
Advertising & Public Relations (BA)
Advertising Creative (BA)
Communication Studies (BA)
Communication Studies: Advocacy & Social Change (BA)
Film & Digital Media: Digital Media (BA)
Film & Digital Media: International Film Studies (BA)
Film & Digital Media: Film & Media Production (BA)
Journalism (BA)

Communication Studies minor
Journalism minor
Ms. Lauren Sanchez
Assistant Dean
School of Communication
51 E. Pearson, 2nd Floor
312.915.6548
lsanchez5@luc.edu

 
BA in Advertising & Public Relations/MS in Integrated Marketing Communication (5-Year Program with Quinlan School of Business)

     
School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Lewis Towers, Room 401
Applied Criminal Justice Leadership (BA)
Applied Psychology (BA)
Applied Studies (BA)
Information Technology (BA)
Management (BA)
Paralegal Studies (BA)
Pastoral Leadership (BA)
Social Work (BWS)
  Ms. Natasha Teetsov
Assistant Dean
School of Continuing & Professional Studies
Lewis Towers 401
312.915.6506
nteetsov@luc.edu
 
School of Education
Lewis Towers, 10th Floor
Early Childhood/Special Education (0-3) (BSEd)
Elementary Education (K-9) (BSEd)
Math Education (K-9)
Science Education (K-9) (BSEd)
Secondary Education (6-12) (BSEd)
Special Education (K-12) (BSEd)


Education Policy Studies minor
Leadership Studies minor
Reading Teacher minor* 

*Limited to Education majors. Please note that both of the other minors (Education Policy Studies and Leadership Studies) are open to non-Education students.
Ms. Robbie Jones
Senior Academic Advisor
School of Education
Lewis Towers, 10th Floor
312.915.6723
rjones7@luc.edu
 
BS in Biology/MEd in Secondary Education (5-Year Program)
BA in Chemistry/MEd in Secondary Education (5-Year Program)
BS in Physics/MEd in Secondary Education (5-Year Program)

     
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
BVM Hall, Room 800
Nursing (BSN)   Ms. Janet Campbell
Director of Undergraduate Student Affairs
Niehoff School of Nursing
BVM Hall, 8th Floor
773.508.3249
 
Health Systems Management (BS) Health Systems Management minor Ms. Janet Campbell
Director of Undergraduate Student Affairs
Niehoff School of Nursing
BVM Hall, 8th Floor
773.508.3249
 
Exercise Science (BS)   Ms. Janet Campbell
Director of Undergraduate Student Affairs
Niehoff School of Nursing
BVM Hall, 8th Floor
773.508.3249
 
School of Social Work
Lewis Towers, Room 850
Social Work (BSW)
BSW/MSW (5-Year Program)
Social Work minor Dr. Jeanne Sokolec
BSW Program Director
School of Social Work
Maguire Hall
312.915.7005
jsokole@luc.edu