Loyola University Chicago

University Core

Students Entering As Freshman

All Loyola students who enter as freshmen* will follow the University Core Curriculum, which will entail completion of courses in an array of Knowledge Areas

In six of these Knowledge Areas, students will take two courses.  The first course in these Knowledge Areas will be a foundational or Tier I course that will provide an introduction to the main concepts and modes of thought common to that Knowledge Area.  Upon completing the Tier I course, students will choose from a wider array of Tier II courses that will allow students to pursue their academic interests and deepen their understanding in each Area.

For more details regarding Core requirements, please consult with your academic advisor.

*Please refer to the transfer credit policy for new (first time) freshman administered by the Office of Registration and Records for more information on the credits that may count toward undergraduate degree requirements.