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Contact Persons for Undergraduate Majors and Minors

Majors and Minors in CAS

If you are interested in pursuing a major or minor listed below, please direct your questions to the appropriate contact person. If you have declared a major or minor and have an assigned faculty advisor in that area, work directly with that faculty member. If you have declared your major, but do not have an assigned faculty advisor, please visit your academic department or program director's office to be assigned to a faculty advisor. If you are a current student in the College of Arts and Sciences and wish to add, change, or delete a CAS major or wish to add, change, or delete a minor, please log into LOCUS.

To review the undergraduate programs requirements for majors and minors, visit the online Academic Requirements Outlines.

 

MajorsMinorsContacts
 
African Studies and the African Diaspora Interdisciplinary Program
African Studies and the African Diaspora (BA) African Studies and the African Diaspora minor Dr. Brian Endless
Program Director
Coffey Hall
Anthropology, Department of
BVM Hall | 773.508.3485
Anthropology (BA)
Anthropology (BS)
Sociology & Anthropology (BA)
Anthropology minor Dr. Benjamin Penglase
Undergraduate Program Director
BVM Hall
773.508.3430
bpengla@luc.edu

Dr. Anne Grauer
Chairperson
BVM Hall
773.508.3464
agrauer@luc.edu

Asian Studies Interdisciplinary Program
  Asian Studies minor Dr. John Pincince
Program Director
Crown Center 527
773.508.2238
jpincince@luc.edu
Bioethics Interdisciplinary Program
  Bioethics minor Dr. Jennifer Parks
Program Director
Crown Center 347
773.508.2308
jparks1@luc.edu
Bioinformatics Interdisciplinary Program
Bioinformatics (BS)   Dr. Catherine Putonti
Program Director
Quinlan Center
Biology, Department of
Quinlan Center 317 | 773.508.3620
Biology (BS)
Biology: Emphasis in Ecology (BS)
Biology: Emphasis in Molecular Biology (BS)

BS in Biology/MBA (5-Year Program with the Quinlan School of Business)
BS in Biology/MEd in Secondary Education (5-Year Program with School of Education)
Biology minor Dr. Patrick Duffie
Undergraduate Program Director
Quinlan Center 246
773.508.3652
pduffie@luc.edu

Dr. James Cheverud
Chairperson
Quinlan Center
773.508.3620
Catholic Studies Interdisciplinary Program
  Catholic Studies minor Dr. Michael Murphy
Program Director
Cuneo Hall 430
773.508.3822
mmurphy23@luc.edu
Chemistry & Biochemistry, Department of
Flanner Hall 125 | 773.508.3100
Biochemistry (BS)
Chemistry (BA)
Chemistry (BS)

BA in Chemistry/MEd in Secondary Education (5-Year Program with School of Education)
Chemistry minor Dr. Patrick Daubenmire
Undergraduate Program Director
Flanner Hall 125
773.508.3100
pdauben@luc.edu

Dr. Duarte Mota de Freitas
Chairperson
Flanner Hall 125
773.508.3432
dfreita@luc.edu
BS in Biochemistry/MS in Chemistry (5-Year Program)
BS/MS in Chemistry (5-Year Program)
  Dr. Martina Schmeling
Graduate Program Director
Flanner Hall 408
773.508.3124
mschmel@luc.edu
Classical Studies, Department of
Crown Center 581 | 773.508.3650
Classical Civilization (BA)
Greek (BA)
Latin (BA)

Classics Program (a degree-distinction program for any CAS major)
Classical Civilization minor
Greek minor
Latin minor

Dr. John Makowski
Undergraduate Program Director
Crown Center 575
773.508.3656
jmakow1@luc.edu

Dr. Laura C. Gawlinski
Chairperson
Crown Center 563
773.508.3657
lgawlinski@luc.edu

Computer Science, Department of
Lewis Towers 520 | 312.915.7999
Communication Networks & Security (BS)
Computer Science (BS)
Information Technology (BS)
Mathematics & Computer Science (BS)
Physics & Computer Science (BS)
Software Engineering (BS)
Computer Crime & Forensics minor
Computer Science minor
Dr. Konstatin Laufer
Chairperson
Lewis Towers 520
312.915.7999
info@cs.luc.edu
BS in Computer Science/MS in Information Technology (5-Year Program)
BS in Computer Science/MS in Software Engineering (5-Year Program)
  Dr. Peter Dordal
Graduate Program Director
Lewis Towers 512-C
312.915.7980
gpd@cs.luc.edu
Criminal Justice & Criminology, Department of
Lewis Towers 927 | 312.915.7564
Criminal Justice & Criminology (BS) Computer Crime & Forensics minor
Criminal Justice & Criminology minor
Dr. Jona Goldschmidt
Undergraduate Program Director
Lewis Towers 921
312.915.6299
jgoldsc@luc.edu

Dr. Don Stemen
Chairperson
Lewis Towers 918
312.915.7570
dstemen@luc.edu
BS/MA in Criminal Justice & Criminology (5-Year Program)   Dr. David Olson
Graduate Program Director
Lewis Towers 917
312.915.7563
dolson1@luc.edu
Economics
Economics (BA) Economics minor Dr. Marc Hayford
Chairperson
Maguire Hall 536
312.915.6073
mhayfor@luc.edu
English, Department of
Crown Center 402 | 773.508.2240
English (BA)
English: Creative Writing Concentration (BA)
English (multiple-degree BA in English / BSEd in Secondary Education)
English minor Dr. Badia Ahad
Undergraduate Program Director
Crown Center 402
773.508.2797
bahad@luc.edu

Dr. Joyce Wexler
Chairperson
Crown Center 402
773.508.2243
jwexler@luc.edu
BA/MA in English (5-Year Program)   Dr. Pamela Caughie
Graduate Program Director
Crown Center 402
773.508.2241
pcaughi@luc.edu
Environmental Science (Visit the Institute of Environmental Sustainability)
BVM Hall, Rm 301| 773.508.2130
For all major and minor programs, visit the Institute of Environmental Sustainability.

Dr. Christopher Peterson
Academic Program Director
BVM Hall
773.508.2950
cpeters@luc.edu
Fine and Performing Arts, Department of
Mundelein Center 1200 | 773.508.7510
Dance (BA) Dance minor Ms. Sandra Kaufmann
Director, Dance
Mundelein Center 913A
773.508.7513
skaufm3@luc.edu
Fine Arts majors:
Art History (BA)
Studio Art: Ceramics (BA)
Studio Art: Drawing & Painting (BA)
Studio Art: Photography (BA)
Visual Communication (BA)
Fine Arts minors:
Art History minor
Studio Art minor
Studio Art: Ceramics minor
Studio Art: Drawing & Painting minor
Studio Art: Photography minor
Visual Communication minor
Ms. Nicole Ferentz
Director, Fine Arts
Mundelein Center 918A
773.508.2681
nferent@luc.edu
Music (BA)
Music: Jazz Studies (BA)
Music: Sacred Music (BA)
Music minor Fr. Charles Jurgensmeier, S.J.
Director, Music
Mundelein Center 1103
773.508.8313
cjurgensmeier@luc.edu
Theatre (BA) Shakespeare Studies minor
Theatre minor
Dr. Mark Lococo
Director, Theatre
Mundelein Center 1315
773.508.7511
mlococo@luc.edu
  Musical Theatre minor (for Dance, Music, and Theatre majors) Dr. Sarah Gabel
Chairperson, Department of Fine & Performing Arts (DFPA)
Mundelein Center 1200
773.508.8347
sgabel1@luc.edu
Forensic Science Interdisciplinary Program
Forensic Science (BS)   Dr. Garry Bombard
Program Director
Quinlan Center 243
773.508.3637
gbombar@luc.edu
German Studies Minor
   German Studies Minor

Dr. Reinhard Andress
Director of German Studies
Crown Center, 217
773.508-2850
randress@luc.edu

History, Department of
Crown Center 501 | 773.508.2221
History (BA) History minor Dr. Christopher Manning
Undergraduate Program Director
Crown Center 515
773.508.3081
cmannin@luc.edu

Dr. Robert Bucholz
Chairperson
Crown Center
773.508.2221
BA/MA in History (5-Year Program)  

Dr. David Dennis
Graduate Program Director
Crown Center 513
773.508.2234
dennis@luc.edu

Human Services Interdisciplinary Program
Human Services (BS)   Dr. Layla Suleiman Gonzalez
Program Director
Coffey Hall 224
773.508.3695
lsuleiman@luc.edu
International Studies Interdisciplinary Program
International Studies (BA) International Studies minor Dr. Tracy Pintchman
Program Director
Crown Center 327
773.508.2372
tpintch@luc.edu

Dr. Alexandru Grigorescu
Assistant Program Director
Coffey Hall 326B
773.508.3059
agrigor@luc.edu
Islamic World Studies Interdisciplinary Program
  Islamic World Studies minor Dr. Marcia Hermansen
Program Director
Crown Center 441
773.508.2345
mherman@luc.edu
Latin American Studies Interdisciplinary Program
  Latin American Studies minor Dr. Dina Berger
Program Director
Crown Center
Mathematics and Statistics, Department of
BVM Hall | 773.508.3558
Mathematics (BS)
Mathematics & Computer Science (BS)
Mathematics Education (multiple-degree: BS Mathematics Education / BSEd Secondary Education)
Statistics (BS)
Theoretical Physics & Applied Mathematics (BS)
Actuarial Science minor
Biostatistics minor
Mathematics minor
Operations Research minor
Statistics minor
Dr. John Del Greco
Assistant Chairperson
Loyola Hall 107
773.508.3530
jdelgre@luc.edu

Dr. Anthony Giaquinto
Chairperson
Loyola Hall 110
773.508.8520
agiaqui@luc.edu
BS/MS in Mathematics (5-Year Program)   Dr. W. Cary Huffman
Graduate Program Director, Math
Loyola Hall 100
773.508.3563
whuffma@luc.edu
BS in Statistics/MS in Applied Statistics (5-Year Program)   Dr. Timothy O'Brien
Graduate Program Director, Statistics
Loyola Hall 100
773.508.2129
tobrie1@luc.edu
Medieval Studies Interdisciplinary Program
  Medieval Studies minor Dr. Theresa Gross-Diaz
Program Director
Crown Center 545
773.508.2225
tgross@luc.edu
Modern Languages and Literatures, Department of
Crown Center 217 | 773.508.2850
French (BA)
Italian (BA)
Spanish (BA)
Asian Languages & Literatures minor
Arabic Language & Culture minor
French Language minor
French Language & Literature minor
Italian Language minor
Italian Language & Literature minor
Literature in Translation minor
Spanish Language minor
Spanish Language & Literature minor
Dr. Jacqueline Long
Interim Chairperson
Sullivan Center, Suite 235
773.508.3511
jlong1@luc.edu
Neuroscience Interdisciplinary Program
  Neuroscience minor Dr. Raymond Dye
Program Director
Coffey Hall 340
773.508.3018
rdye@luc.edu
Peace Studies Interdisciplinary Program
  Peace Studies minor Dr. Linda Heath
Program Director
Coffey Hall 113
773.508.3023
lheath@luc.edu
Philosophy, Department of
Crown Center 381 | 773.508.2291
Philosophy (BA)
Philosophy: Social Justice (BA)
Philosophy minor Dr. James Harrington
Undergraduate Program Director
Crown Center 344
773.508.2726
jharr4@luc.edu

Dr. Mark Waymack
Chairperson
Crown Center
Physics, Department of
Cudahy Science 300 | 773.508.3533
Biophysics (BS)
Physics (BS)
Physics & Computer Science (BS)
Theoretical Physics & Applied Mathematics (BS)

BS in Physics/MEd in Secondary Education (5-Year Program with School of Education)

Pre-Engineering and Dual-Degree Physics/Engineering Programs
Physics minor Fr. John Cunningham, S.J.
Chairperson
Cudahy Science Hall 303
Polish Studies Interdisciplinary Program
  Polish Studies minor Ms. Bozena McLees
Program Director
Crown Center 217
773.508.2864
bmclees@luc.edu
Political Science, Department of
Coffey Hall 324 | 773.508.3047
Political Science (BA) Political Science minor Dr. Alan Gitelson
Undergraduate Program Director
Coffey Hall 324
773.508.3065
agitels@luc.edu

Dr. Peter Schraeder
Chairperson
Coffey Hall 324
773.508.3070
pschrae@luc.edu
BA/MA in Political Science (5-Year Program)   Dr. Peter Sanchez
Graduate Program Director
Coffey Hall 332
773.508.8658
psanche@luc.edu
Psychology, Department of
Coffey Hall 224 | 773.508.3001
Psychology (BS) Psychology minor Dr. Jennifer Fiebig
Undergraduate Program Director
Coffey Hall 224
773.508.3001
jfiebig@luc.edu

Dr. James Larson
Chairperson
Coffey Hall 224
773.508.3001
jlarson4@luc.edu
BS in Psychology/MA in Applied Social Psychology (5-Year Program)   Dr. Scott Tindale
Graduate Program Director, Applied Social Psychology
Coffey Hall 224
773.508.3014
rtindale@luc.edu
Psychology of Crime and Justice Interdisciplinary Program
  Psychology of Crime and Justice minor Dr. Ira Sommers
Program Director
Lewis Towers 924
312.915.7562
isommers@luc.edu
Rome Studies Interdisciplinary Program
  Rome Studies minor Dr. Cristina Lombardi-Diop
Modern Languages & Literatures
Crown Center, Room 217
773-508-2850
clombardidiop@luc.edu
Sociology, Department of
Coffey Hall 424 | 773.508.3445  
Sociology (BA)
Sociology & Anthropology (BA)
Sociology minor Dr. Marilyn Krogh
Undergraduate Program Director
Coffey Hall 428
773.508.3471
mkrogh@luc.edu

Dr. Rhys Williams
Chairperson
Coffey Hall 424
773.508.3445
rwilliams7@luc.edu
BA/MA in Sociology (5-Year Program)   Dr. Talmadge Wright
Graduate Program Director
Coffey Hall 424
773.508.3451
twright@luc.edu
Theology, Department of
Crown Center 302 | 773.508.2350  
Theology (BA)
Religious Studies (BA)

Theology minor
Religious Studies minor
Pastoral Leadership minor

Dr. Colby Dickinson
Director of Majors and Minors
Crown Center 448
773.508.2362
cdickinson1@luc.edu

Dr. Susan A. Ross
Chairperson
Crown Center 300
773.508.2364
sross@luc.edu

Urban Studies Interdisciplinary Program  
  Urban Studies minor
Urban Studies: Sustainability minor
Dr. Philip Nyden
Program Director
Cuneo Hall 413
773.508.8532
pnyden@luc.edu

David Van Zytveld
Cuneo Hall 415
773.508.8504
dvanzyt@luc.edu
Women's Studies and Gender Studies Interdisciplinary Program  
Women's Studies & Gender Studies (BA) Women's Studies & Gender Studies minor Dr. Elizabeth Hemenway
Program Director
Cuneo Hall 305
773.508.2934
ehemenway@luc.edu



   
Majors and Minors Outside CAS

To pursue any major listed below (instead of a major within the College of Arts and Sciences), a CAS student must apply for internal transfer from CAS to the appropriate school within Loyola (business, communication, continuing and professional studies, education, nursing, or social work).

Internal Transfer
Current Loyola students need a 2.00 minimum cumulative GPA to be considered for internal transfer admission to the College of Arts and Sciences, the Quinlan School of Business, or the School of Communication, and a 2.50 cumulative GPA to be considered for internal transfer admission to the School of Education, the School of Social Work, or the Health Systems Management program within the Niehoff School of Nursing. Loyola students wishing to transfer into the Nursing program within the Niehoff School of Nursing need a minimum 2.80 cumulative GPA and are considered on a case-by-case basis, pending available space in the program. Students who wish to internally transfer to any undergraduate school within the university must submit an Internal Transfer Application to the school into which they wish to transfer.

Secondary Education Certification
Students pursuing certification for secondary-school teaching are "multiple-degree-seeking" students: They are enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, where they complete a major in biology, chemistry, English, French, history, Italian, Latin, mathematics, political science, psychology, Spanish, or theatre; and they are also enrolled in the School of Education where they complete the major in secondary education. Students who pursue a secondary education major will earn both a BA or BS degree in their field within the College of Arts and Sciences and a BSEd degree in secondary education within the School of Education.

Multiple Bachelor's Degrees (Multiple-Degree-Seeking Students)
Students wishing to pursue multiple undergraduate degrees (such as a BBA from the Quinlan School of Business and a BS or BA from the College of Arts and Sciences, or a BSEd from the School of Education and a BA and a BS from the College of Arts and Sciences) are multiple-degree-seeking students. Students should contact all appropriate undergraduate dean's offices and should consult with academic advisors in both schools regarding requirements. They must complete the requirements for both majors/schools, the university Core Curriculum, and any electives necessary to reach 120 credit hours. To apply for status as a multiple-degree student, submit a Multiple-Degree Application to the dean's office of the school you wish to add to your current school.

MajorsMinorsContact
 
Quinlan School of Business
Maguire Hall 220
Accounting (BBA)
Economics (BBA)
Entrepreneurship (BBA)
Finance (BBA)
Human Resource Management (BBA)
Information Systems (BBA)
International Business (BBA)
Management (BBA)
Marketing (BBA)
Operations Management (BBA)
Sport Management (BBA)
Accounting Information Systems minor (Quinlan students only)
Business Administration minor (non-Quinlan students only)
Economics minor
Entrepreneurship minor
Finance minor
Information Systems minor
International Business minor
Management minor
Marketing minor
Operations Management minor
Sport Management minor
Dr. Susan Ries
Assistant Dean
Quinlan School of Business
Maguire Hall 220
312.915.6113
sries@luc.edu
BBA/MBA (5-Year Program)
BBA/MS in Accountancy (5-Year Program)
BBA/MS in Information Systems Management (5-Year Program)
  Quinlan School of Business, Graduate Programs
Maguire Hall 218
312.915.6124
GSB@luc.edu
School of Communication (SOC)
51 E. Pearson, 2nd Floor
Advertising & Public Relations (BA)
Communication Studies (BA)
Communication Studies: Advocacy & Social Change (BA)
Communication Studies: New & Digital Media Studies (BA)
International Film & Media Studies (BA)
International Film & Media Studies: Production (BA)
Journalism (BA)

BA in Advertising & Public Relations/MS in Integrated Marketing Communication (5-Year Program with Quinlan School of Business)
Communication Studies minor
Journalism minor
Dr. Shawna Cooper-Gibson
Assistant Dean
School of Communication
51 E. Pearson, 2nd Floor
312.915.6548
scoopergibson@luc.edu

School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS)
Lewis Towers 401
Applied Studies (BA)
Criminal Justice (BA)
Management (BA)
Pastoral Leadership (BA)
  Mr. Jeremy Joslin
Assistant Dean
School of Continuing & Professional Studies
Lewis Towers 401
312.915.6506
jjoslin@luc.edu

Mr. Ronald Matthews
Academic Advisor
School of Continuing & Professional Studies
Lewis Towers 401
312.915.6478
rmatthews1@luc.edu
School of Education (SOE)
Lewis Towers 10th Floor
Bilingual/Bicultural Education (K-9) (BSEd)
Early Childhood/Special Education (0-3) (BSEd)
Elementary Education (K-9) (BSEd)
Math Education (K-9)
Science Education (K-9) (BSEd)
Secondary Education (6-12) (BSEd)
Special Education (K-12) (BSEd)

BS in Biology/MEd in Secondary Education (5-Year Program)
BA in Chemistry/MEd in Secondary Education (5-Year Program)
BS in Physics/MEd in Secondary Education (5-Year Program)

Bilingual Education minor
Bilingual and ESL minor
Education Policy Studies minor
English as a Second Language (ESL) minor
Leadership Studies minor
Reading Teacher minor

Ms. Robbie Jones
Senior Academic Advisor
School of Education
Lewis Towers, 10th Floor
312.915.6723
-or-
Sullivan Center 260
773.508.8284
rjones7@luc.edu
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON)
Granada Center 360
Nursing (BSN)   Ms. Janet Campbell
Director of Student Affairs
Niehoff School of Nursing
Granada Center 360
773.508.3249
Health Systems Management (BS) Health Systems Management minor Ms. Janet Campbell
Director of Student Affairs
Niehoff School of Nursing
Granada Center 360
773.508.3249
Exercise Science (BS)   Ms. Janet Campbell
Academic Advisor
Niehoff School of Nursing
Granada Center 360
773.508.3249
School of Social Work (SSW)
Lewis Towers 850
Social Work (BSW)
BSW/MSW (5-Year Program)
Social Work minor Ms. Yolanda Golden
Academic Advising Coordinator
School of Social Work
Lewis Towers 850
312.915.7038
ygolden@luc.edu

Loyola

College of Arts and Sciences
Lake Shore Campus · 1032 W. Sheridan Rd., Sullivan Center 235, Chicago, IL 60660 · 773.508.3500
Water Tower Campus · 820 N. Michigan Ave., Lewis Towers 930, Chicago, IL 60611 · 312.915.6520
casloyola@luc.edu

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