Loyola University Chicago's Core Curriculum will be implemented in the 2005-06 academic year. All Loyola undergraduate students will make the move to the University Core at the start of the Fall 2005 semester.
This transition guide has been developed to show students how their previous coursework was applied to the University Core. If you have not read about the University Core, please familiarize yourself with the curriculum and its learning outcomes.
This transition guide covers only those courses completed prior to Fall Semester 2005 at Loyola University Chicago. Use this guide to learn how your previous coursework, completed prior to Fall 2005, was applied to the University Core requirements.
If you transferred courses to Loyola from another school, please see your Loyola college or school advisor to learn how these may be applied to satisfy the core requirements.
The Core is broken down into 10 Knowledge Areas. These are outlined in the Guides below.
1. Check out which courses were counted toward the 10 Knowledge Area Requirements of the University Core
Check out the Course Transition Guide to see how your previous Loyola courses may already fit into the University Core Curriculum.
The second part of the University Core Curriculum consists of Values Across the Curriculum. This part requires courses that reflect key values in the Loyola University Chicago undergraduate mission. These values courses can be core courses, courses in your major, courses in your minor, or electives. So, a course may satisfy
- A Core Knowledge Area and a Values Area
- A Values Area and a requirement for your major
- A Values Area and a requirement for your minor
- A Values Area and an elective
2. Check out which courses were counted toward the 4 Values Areas of the Values Across the Curriculum component
Click on the Values Areas Guide to see how your previous Loyola courses fit into the four Values Across the Curriculum Requirements of the University Core.
3. Run your Academic Advisement Report to find out what progress you have made in the University Core.
View your Academic Advisement Report to see which Knowledge Areas and Values Areas you have completed and which Knowledge Areas and Values Areas you still need to complete.
The Advisement Report, available through LOCUS, can be used as a guideline to identify needed courses quickly and easily, and make the most of learning opportunities at Loyola.
4. If you have questions, you can meet with your College/School Advisor to review your worksheets and get ready for the Core
To make an appointment to meet with your advisor, head to our Advising Guide, and find the advisor contact for your college or school.
You may check our FAQ page for the most common questions students have. For other questions, please contact your Loyola advisor. Thank you, and welcome to the Loyola University Core!