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The University Core Curriculum includes 16 required courses distributed across 10 Knowledge Areas. Additionally, an Engaged Learning Requirement integrates the values of a Loyola education into a student's undergraduate studies

Welcome to Loyola's Core and University Curriculum Requirements website.  The Loyola University Chicago Core Curriculum plays a central educational role in every Loyola student's undergraduate experience and is a critical component of the transformative education characteristic of the Ignatian (Jesuit) pedagogy.  In the Ignatian view, transformative education is not simply a content; it is also a method designed to foster continual growth in the hearts, minds, and will of students. Loyola’s Core actualizes the transformative education in many ways; it helps students define their values, discover their gifts and passions, and teaches them to look at their role in society as being one in service of humanity and for the common good.

This site is designed to help you understand your Core and University requirements as an essential part of your Loyola education.   Designed to provide both breadth and depth to a student’s program of study, the Core Curriculum introduces students to key concepts and modes of thought in a variety of areas of human intellectual endeavors.

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