​Recommended Courses

Let's make sure you're getting the most out of your current program

Prospective transfers can take courses that will prepare them for their program—before they even arrive at Loyola. These recommended classes help make sure students are moving toward their final degree. The courses below only make up a fraction of a Loyola program, so be sure to look at our Core Curriculum Guide for Transfer Students (PDF) on our Tools and Resource Guide page.

Students are not required to have these coureses complete prior to applying. Not all majors have recommended courses.

If you have additional questions about recommended courses, e-mail us at transfer@LUC.edu.

All CAS Majors Foreign Language

Language Course 101 and 102 in any non-English language

Students can meet this requirement by having an appropriate score on an Advanced Placement test or by passing a 102-level language competency test.

Biology, Biochemistry, or Forensic Science (BS)  Foundation Courses

  • Biology I and II with lab
  • Inorganic Chemistry I and II with lab
  • Organic Chemistry I and II with lab
  • Applied Calculus I and II or Calculus I and II with analytical geometry
  • Physics I and II with lab

Chemistry (BS/BA)  Foundation Courses

  • Inorganic Chemistry I and II with lab
  • Organic Chemistry I and II with lab
  • Calculus I and II with analytical geometry
  • Physics I and II with lab

Computer Science (BS)  Foundation Courses

  • Calculus I and II with analytical geometry

Criminal Justice and Criminology  Foundation Course and Major Electives

  • Statistics
  • Criminal Justice (4) elective courses (12 credits)

Engineering Science  Required courses for admission

  • Calculus I and II with analytical geometry (for Math and Science Majors)
  • General Biology I with lab (for Biology and Science Majors)
  • College Physics I and II with lab (calculus-based physics)
  • Computer science course in computer programming (i.e. Java and C++)
  • Engineering graphics course

English (BA)  Major Electives

  • English Literature (4) elective courses (12 credits)

Math (BS)  Foundation and Major Courses

  • Calculus I and II with analytical geometry

Political Science (BA) • Major Electives

  • Political Science (4) elective courses (12 credits)

Physics (BS)  Foundation Courses

  • General Physics I and II with labs
  • Calculus I and II with analytical geometry

Psychology (BS)  Foundation Courses

  • General Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Math: College Algebra or Pre-Calculus

Other majors not listed • no recommended courses

All IES Majors Foreign Language

Language Course 101 and 102 in any non-English language

Students can meet this requirement by having an appropriate score on an Advanced Placement test or by passing a 102-level language competency test.

Niehoff offers two non-nursing programs that are open to transfer students.

Exercise Science (BS)  Foundation Courses

  • Biology I and II with lab
  • Inorganic Chemistry I and II with lab
  • Organic Chemistry I and II with lab
  • Physics I and II with lab
  • General Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Statistics

Health Systems Management (BS)  Foundation Courses

  • Microeconomics
  • Accounting I: Financial Accounting
  • Public Speaking (Speech Communication)
  • General Psychology
  • Business Statistics
  • Pre-Calculus

Each business student needs to complete the following required business administration courses as well as the required courses for one concentration area.

All Quinlan Majors (BBA)  Business Core

  • Accounting I: Financial Accounting
  • Accounting II: Managerial Accounting
  • Business Statistics
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Fundamentals (Principles) of Marketing
  • Management

Other Foundation Courses

  • Public Speaking (Speech Communication)
  • Applied Calculus I (Calculus of Business and Social Science Majors)

All SOC Majors  Foreign Language

Language Course 101 and 102 in any non-English language

Students can meet this requirement by having an appropriate score on an Advanced Placement test or by passing a 102-level language competency test.

Applied Communications (BA)  Foundation Courses

  • Accounting
  • Statistics

Applied Criminal Justice Leadership (BA) • Pre-requite Courses

  • 12 credit hours of academy training (police, sheriff, corrections, or federal law enforcement);
  • Joint Services Transcript showing completion of MOS 95B; OR
  • Completion of an associate’s or certificate program in Criminal Justice

*Applicants with no criminal justice work history will need to complete at least 18 credit hours in criminal justice pre-requisite coursework

Applied Psychology (BA)  Foundation Courses

  • General Psychology
  • Social Psychology

Applied Studies (BA)  Foundation Courses

  • Public Speaking (Speech Communication)
  • Microeconomics or Macroeconomics
  • Statistics

Information Technology (BA) • Foundation Courses

  • Microeconomics
  • Statistics

Management (BA)  Foundation Courses

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Statistics

Paralegal Studies (BA)  Pre-requite Courses

The BA in Paralegal Studies requires students to have 15 credit hours in paralegal studies. Students who already hold bachelor’s degrees from regionally accredited colleges or universities may earn a post-baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies.

There are no recommended courses at this time. For information about transferring to Loyola's Teacher Preparation programs, please contact our Adult and Transfer Center at 773.508.7444, or e-mail transfer@LUC.edu.

Social Work (BSW)  Foundation Courses

  • General Psychology
  • Sociology 101: Society in a Global Age
  • Statistics
  • Social Science elective courses (9 credits)

Pre-Med Studies  Foundation Courses

  • Biology I and II with lab
  • Inorganic Chemistry I and II with lab
  • Organic Chemistry I and II with lab
  • Physics I and II with lab
  • General Psychology and Intro to Sociology
  • College Algebra, Pre-Calculus, and Statistics
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