Loyola University Chicago

University Core

Core Guide

University Core Curriculum

The University Core Curriculum includes 16 courses distributed across 10 Areas of Inquiry designed to reinforce learning of important skills, including communication, critical thinking, ethical awareness, information literacy, quantitative and qualitative analysis and research methods, and technological literacy.  These courses have also been designed to promote students' understanding of the values of Diversity, Justice, and Faith and Spirituality, central to Loyola's Jesuit education.  

Students entering as freshman

Transfer students

Core Areas and courses

Diversity and the Core