Majors

No matter what you're passionate about, you will find it at Loyola

Incoming freshmen can choose from more than 80 college majors and more than 80 minors, and that's not including our interdisciplinary programs and five-year bachelor's/master's degree programs.

Majors at Loyola

Programs are organized alphabetically. Choose the first letter of the program you are interested in.

Programs noted with an asterisk (*) indicate that you will take classes at both the Lake Shore and Water Tower campuses. You'll complete your major/minor coursework for this program at the Water Tower Campus.

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Minors at Loyola

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Other offerings

Make sure to explore our full range of academic offerings:

MajorSchoolProgram OutcomesNotesWebsite
Accounting (BBA)* Quinlan School of Business Program Outcomes   Visit Accounting Website
Advertising and Public Relations (BA)* School of Communication   Interdisciplinary program Visit Advertising and Public Relations Website
Advertising Creative (BA) School of Communication   Only for current students. Qualified students must submit a portfolio application through the School of Communication for consideration Visit Advertising Creative Website
African Studies and the African Diaspora College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes Interdisciplinary program Visit African Studies and the African Diaspora Website
Anthropology (BA, BS) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Anthropology Website: Anthropology (BA), Anthropology (BS)
Art History (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Art History Website
Bilingual/Bicultural Education(BSEd)* School of Education Program Outcomes Includes elementary, bilingual, and English as a Second Language
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Visit Bilingual/Bicultural Education Website
Biochemistry (BS) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Biochemistry Website
Bioinformatics (BS) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes Interdisciplinary program Visit Bioinformatics Website
Biology (BS) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Biology Website
Ecology College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes Emphasis within Biology Visit Ecology Website
Molecular Biology College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes Emphasis within Biology Visit Molecular Biology Website
Biophysics (BS) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Biophysics Website
Chemistry (BA, BS) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Chemistry Website: Chemistry (BA), Chemistry (BS)
Classical Civilization (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Classical Civilization Website
Communication Networks and Security (BS)* College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Communication Networks and Security Website
Communication Studies (BA)* School of Communication     Visit Communication Studies Website
Advocacy and Social Change (BA) School of Communication Program Outcomes   Visit Advocacy and Social Change Website
Computer Science (BS)* College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Computer Science Website
Criminal Justice and Criminology (BS) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Criminal Justice and Criminology Website
Dance (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Dance Website
Early Childhood/Special Education (BSEd)* School of Education Program Outcomes Includes early childhood and special education endorsements Visit Early Childhood/Special Education Website
Economics (BA)* College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Economics Website
Economics (BBA)* Quinlan School of Business Program Outcomes   Visit Economics Website
Elementary Education  School of Education Program Outcomes Subject to state approval Visit Elementary Education: K-9 Website
Engineering Science (BS) Engineering Program Outcomes   Visit Engineering Science Website
Biomedical Engineering Engineering      
Computer Engineering Engineering      
Environmental Engineering Engineering      
English (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit English Website
Creative Writing College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes Emphasis within English Visit Creative Writing Website
Entrepreneurship (BBA)* Quinlan School of Business Program Outcomes   Visit Entrepreneurship Website
Environmental Policy (BA) Institute of Environmental Sustainability     Visit Environmental Policy Website
Environmental Science (BS) Institute of Environmental Sustainability     Visit Environmental Science Website
Conservation and Restoration Institute of Environmental Sustainability     Visit Conservation and Restoration Website
Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture Institute of Environmental Sustainability     Visit Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture Website
Public Health Institute of Environmental Sustainability Program Outcomes
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Environmental Studies (BA) Institute of Environmental Sustainability     Visit Environmental Studies Website
Exercise Science (BS) Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing Program Outcomes   Visit Exercise Science Website
Film and Digital Media (BA)* School of Communication     Visit Film and Digital Media Studies Website
Digital Media* School of Communication   Emphasis within Film and Digital Media Visit Digital Media Website
Film and Media Production* School of Communication      Visit Film and Media Production Website
International Film Studies* School of Communication      Visit International Film Website
Finance (BBA)* Quinlan School of Business Program Outcomes   Visit Finance Website
Forensic Science (BS) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes Interdisciplinary program Visit Forensic Science Website
French (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit French Website
Global and International Studies (BA) College of Arts and Sciences  Program Outcomes Interdisciplinary program Visit Global and International Studies Website
Greek (Ancient) (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Greek (Ancient) Website
Health Systems Management (BS) Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing Program Outcomes   Visit Health Systems Management Website
History (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit History Website
Human Resource Management (BBA)* Quinlan School of Business Program Outcomes   Visit Human Resource Management Website
Human Services (BS) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes Interdisciplinary program Visit Human Services Website
Information Systems (BBA)* Quinlan School of Business Program Outcomes   Visit Information Systems Website
Information Technology (BS)* College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Information Technology Website
International Business (BBA)* Quinlan School of Business Program Outcomes   Visit International Business Website
U.S./Europe Double Degree (BBA) Quinlan School of Business Program Outcomes   Visit U.S./Europe Double Degree Website
Italian (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Italian Website
Multimedia Journalism (BA)* School of Communication     Visit Journalism Website
Latin (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Classical Studies Website
Management (BBA)* Quinlan School of Business Program Outcomes   Visit Management Website
Marketing (BBA)* Quinlan School of Business Program Outcomes   Visit Marketing Website
Mathematics (BS) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Mathematics Website
Mathematics and Computer Science (BS) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Mathematics and Computer Science Website
Mathematics Education (BS) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes Only as dual-degree with Secondary Education (BSEd) Visit Mathematics Education Website
Middle Grade Education (BSEd) School of Education Program Outcomes Licensure with content endorsement for the middle grades: English/language arts, math, science, or social sciences. Subject to state approval Visit Middle Grade Education Website
Music (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Music Website
Jazz Studies College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes Emphasis within Music Visit Jazz Studies Website
Sacred Music College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes Emphasis within Music Visit Sacred Music Website
Vocal Performance College of Arts and Sciences   Emphasis within Music Visit Vocal Performance Website
Neuroscience (BS) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Neuroscience Website
Cognitive/Behavioral  College of Arts and Sciences      
Molecular/Cellular College of Arts and Sciences      
Nursing (BSN) Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing Program Outcomes Freshmen only Visit Nursing Website
Accelerated BSN Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing Program Outcomes Second bachelor’s program; applicants must have bachelor’s degree or higher in order to apply. Online-based program; Face-to-face program Visit Accelerated BSN Website
RN-to-BSN Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing Program Outcomes Online program; transfers only Visit RN-to-BSN Website
Philosophy (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Philosophy Website
Social Justice College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes Emphasis within Philosophy Visit Social Justice Website
Physics (BS) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Physics Website
Physics and Computer Science (BS) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Physics and Computer Science Website
Physics and Engineering (BS) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes
Dual BS degree with affiliated institutions Visit Physics and Engineering Website
Political Science (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Political Science Website
Psychology (BS) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Psychology Website
Religious Studies (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Religious Studies Website
Secondary Education (BSEd)* School of Education Program Outcomes Completed with licensure and one of the following majors in the College of Arts and Sciences: English, French, history, Italian, Latin, mathematics, political science, psychology, or Spanish Visit Secondary Education Website
Social Work (BSW)* School of Social Work Program Outcomes   Visit Social Work Website
Sociology (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Sociology Website
Sociology and Anthropology (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Sociology and Anthropology Website
Software Engineering (BS)* College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Software Engineering Website
Spanish (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Spanish Website
Special Education: Learning Behavior Specialist I PreK-12 (BSEd)* School of Education Program Outcomes   Visit Special Education: K-12, Learning Behavior Specialist Website
Sport Management (BBA)* Quinlan School of Business Program Outcomes   Visit Sport Management Website
Statistics (BS) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Statistics Website
Studio Art (BA) College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Studio Art Website
Ceramics and Sculpture College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes Emphasis within Studio Art Visit Ceramics Website
Drawing and Painting College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes Emphasis within Studio Art Visit Drawing and Painting Website
Photography College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes Emphasis within Studio Art Visit Photography Website
Supply Chain Management (BBA)* Quinlan School of Business Program Outcomes   Visit Supply Chain Management Website
Theatre (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Theatre Website
Theology (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Theology Website
Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics (BS) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics Website
Visual Communication (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes   Visit Visual Communication Website
Women's Studies and Gender Studies (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Program Outcomes Interdisciplinary Program Visit Women's Studies and Gender Studies Website

Minors at Loyola

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Accounting Information Systems* Quinlan School of Business     Visit Accounting Information Systems Website
Actuarial Science College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Actuarial Science Website
Advocacy and Social Change School of Communication     Visit Advocacy and Social Change Website
African Studies and the African Diaspora College of Arts and Sciences   Interdisciplinary program Visit African Studies and the African Diaspora Website
Anthropology College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Anthropology Website
Arabic Language and Culture College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Arabic Language and Culture Website
Art History College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Art History Website
Asian Languages and Literatures College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Asian Languages and Literatures Website
Asian Studies College of Arts and Sciences   Interdisciplinary program Visit Asian Studies Website
Bioethics College of Arts and Sciences   Interdisciplinary program Visit Bioethics Website
Biology College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Biology Website
Biostatistics* College of Arts and Sciences   Interdisciplinary program Visit Biostatistics Website
Business Administration* Quinlan School of Business     Visit Business Administration Website
Catholic Studies College of Arts and Sciences   Interdisciplinary program Visit Catholic Studies Website
Chemistry College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Chemistry Website
Chinese Language and Culture College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Chinese Language and Culture Website
Classical Civilization College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Classical Civilization Website
Communication Studies* School of Communication     Visit Communication Studies Website
Computer Crime and Forensics College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Computer Crime and Forensics Website
Computer Science College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Computer Science Website
Criminal Justice and Criminology College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Criminal Justice and Criminology Website
Dance College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Dance Website
Digital Media  School of Communication     Visit Digital Media Website
Economics* Quinlan School of Business     Visit Economics Website
Education Policy Studies* School of Education     Visit Education Policy Studies Website
English College of Arts and Sciences     Visit English Website
Entrepreneurship* Quinlan School of Business     Visit Entrepreneurship Website
Environmental Action and Leadership Institute of Environmental Sustainability     Visit Environmental Action and Leadership Website
Environmental Science Institute of Environmental Sustainability     Visit Environmental Science Website
Ethics and Moral Philosophy College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Ethics and Moral Philosophy Website
European Studies College of Arts and Sciences     Visit European Studies Website
Exercise Science Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing     Visit Exercise Science Website
Film and Digital Media* School of Communication     Visit Film and Digital Media Website
Finance* Quinlan School of Business     Visit Finance Website
French Language College of Arts and Sciences     Visit French Website
French Language and Literature College of Arts and Sciences     Visit French Language and Literature Website
German Studies College of Arts and Sciences     Visit German Studies Website
Global and International Studies* College of Arts and Sciences   Interdisciplinary program Visit Global and International Studies Website
Greek (Ancient) College of Arts and Sciences     Visit the Greek (Ancient) Website
Health Systems Management Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing     Visit Health Systems Management Website
History College of Arts and Sciences     Visit History Website
Information Systems* Quinlan School of Business     Visit Information Systems Website
Information Technology College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Information Technology Website
International Business* Quinlan School of Business     Visit International Business Website
Interreligious and Interfaith Studies College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Interreligious and Interfaith studies
Islamic World Studies College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Islamic World Studies Website
Italian Language College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Italian Website
Italian Language and Literature College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Italian Website
Journalism* School of Communication     Visit Journalism Website
Latin College of Arts and Sciences     Visit the Latin Website
Latin American Studies College of Arts and Sciences   Interdisciplinary program Visit Latin American Studies Website
Leadership Studies School of Education     Visit Leadership Studies Website
Literature in Translation College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Literature in Translation Website
Management* Quinlan School of Business     Visit Management Website
Marketing* Quinlan School of Business     Visit Marketing Website
Mathematics College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Mathematics Website
Medieval Studies College of Arts and Sciences   Interdisciplinary program Visit Medieval Studies Website
Music College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Music Website
Musical Theatre College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Musical Theatre Website
Neuroscience College of Arts and Sciences   Interdisciplinary program Visit Neuroscience Website
Supply Chain Management* Quinlan School of Business     Visit Supply Chain Management Website
Operations Research College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Operations Research Website
Pastoral Leadership College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Pastoral Leadership Website
Peace Studies College of Arts and Sciences   Interdisciplinary program Visit Peace Studies Website
Philosophy College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Philosophy Website
Physics College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Physics Website
Polish Studies College of Arts and Sciences   Interdisciplinary program Visit Polish Studies Website
Political Science College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Political Science Website
Psychology College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Psychology Website
Psychology of Crime and Justice* College of Arts and Sciences   Interdisciplinary program Visit Psychology of Crime and Justice Website
Reading Teacher* School of Education     Visit Education Website
Religious Studies College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Religious Studies Website
Rome Studies College of Arts and Sciences   Interdisciplinary program Visit Rome Studies Website
Shakespeare Studies College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Shakespeare Studies Website
Social Work School of Social Work     Visit Social Work Website
Sociology College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Sociology Website
Sociolegal Studies College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Sociolegal Studies Website
Spanish Language College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Spanish Website
Spanish Language and Literature College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Spanish Website
Special Education* School of Education     Visit Education Website
Sport Management* Quinlan School of Business     Visit Sport Management Website
Statistics College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Statistics Website
Studio Art College of Arts and Sciences      Visit the Studio Art Website
Studio Art: Ceramics and Sculpture College of Arts and Sciences      Visit the Studio Art Website
Studio Art: Drawing and Painting College of Arts and Sciences      Visit the Studio Art Website
Studio Art: Photography College of Arts and Sciences      Visit the Studio Art Website
Theatre College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Theatre Website
Theology College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Theology Website
Urban Studies College of Arts and Sciences   Interdisciplinary program Visit Urban Studies Website
Urban Studies and Sustainability College of Arts and Sciences   Interdisciplinary program Visit Urban Studies and Sustainability Website
Visual Communication College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Visual Communication Website
Women's Studies and Gender Studies* College of Arts and Sciences   Interdisciplinary program Visit the Women's Studies and Gender Studies Website

 

Adult Education Programs

School of Continuing and Professional Studies 

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Applied Psychology (BA)  School of Continuing and Professional Studies Program Outcomes Visit SCPS Applied Psychology Website
Applied Studies (BA)  School of Continuing and Professional Studies Program Outcomes Visit SCPS Applied Studies Website
Criminal Justice (BA) School of Continuing and Professional Studies Program Outcomes Visit SCPS Criminal Justice Website
Information Technology (BA)  School of Continuing and Professional Studies Program Outcomes Visit SCPS Information Technology Website
Management (BA)  School of Continuing and Professional Studies Program Outcomes Visit SCPS Management Website
Paralegal Studies (BA)  School of Continuing and Professional Studies Program Outcomes Visit SCPS Paralegal Studies Website

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