Loyola University Chicago

College of Arts & Sciences

Dean's Welcome

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Thomas J. Regan, S.J., PhD, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Dean, The Graduate School, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy

‌Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences, the oldest of the University’s 11 colleges and schools. As we have done for over 140 years, we invite you to become active participants in the intellectual exploration of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences and to join us in the on-going search for excellence that Loyola has fostered, not only in Chicago, but also on its campuses around the world! Your encounter with our outstanding faculty, both inside and outside the classroom, will make your undergraduate education at Loyola truly a transformative experience.

Home to the departments that anchor the University’s Core Curriculum, the College seeks to prepare all of Loyola’s students to think critically, to engage the world of the 21st-century at ever deepening levels, and to become caring and compassionate individuals. Our students seek a more just world. They view service to others not just as one option among many, but as a constitutive dimension of their very being.  In the truest sense of the Jesuit ideal, our graduates strive to be “men and women for others.”

I invite you to engage one or more of our many departmental or interdisciplinary program majors or minors and to consider how being a student at Loyola University Chicago can help you attain your highest aspirations and desires.

Please explore our website for information and to uncover the resources we offer our college community.

Thomas J. Regan, S.J., PhD                                                                    
College of Arts and Sciences