Interdisciplinary in design and international in scope, Loyola’s Honors Program offers a dynamic general education that enables our students to bring many perspectives to real world problem-solving, in the Jesuit tradition. Faculty craft intensive courses that refine analytical and communication skills. The formal curriculum is supplemented with many cultural excursions and service opportunities.
- The program requires 27 credit hours (9 classes) of honors courses.
- All honors courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
- Students must have an overall GPA of 3.33 or better to graduate with honors.
Honors courses differ in structure and content from non-honors courses, and these courses are offered in a sequence. Honors students must complete the following courses:
- Western Intellectual Traditions: Antiquity to the Middle Ages(First year, fall semester)
- Western Intellectual Traditions: Renaissance to Modernism(First year, spring semester)
- The United States Experience(Anytime after first year)
- Area Studies (Two of the following courses anytime after first year):
Encountering Contemporary Europe
Encountering Latin America and the Caribbean
Encountering the Middle East
- Science and Society(Anytime after first year)
- Honors Capstone: Moral Responsibility (75 credit hours earned or Senior year)