Loyola University Chicago

University Core

Core and Your Major or Minor

Some Core Knowledge Area requirements can be satisfied by virtue of completing a major or minor program of study, given the extensive work a student must do in a particular knowledge area while pursuing such a program of study.

The following waivers concern Core Knowledge Area requirements, not major or minor requirements.  Please see your major or minor advisor for details about those requirements.

College/Schools/Institute:

 

College of Arts and Sciences: Majors

College of Arts and Sciences
Knowledge Area Satisfied
MAJORS  
Anthropology (BA and BS) Scientific Literacy; Societal/Cultural
African Studies and the African Dispora (BA) Societal/Cultural 
Art History (BA) Artistic
Biochemistry (BS) Scientific Literacy; Quantitative
Bioinformatics (BS) Scientific Literacy; Quantitative
Biology (BS) Scientific Literacy; Quantitative
Biophysics (BS) Scientific Literacy; Quantitative
Chemistry (BA and BS) Scientific Literacy; Quantitative
Classical Civilization (BA) Literary
Communication Networks and Security (BS) Quantitative
Computer Science (BS) Quantitative
Criminal Justice and Criminology (BS) Societal/Cultural; Quantitative
Dance (BA) Artistic
Economics (BA) Societal/Cultural; Quantitative
English (BA) Literary
Environmental Sciences (BS) Scientific Literacy; Quantitative
Environmental Studies (BA) Scientific Literacy; Quantitative
Forensic Science (BS) Scientific Literacy; Quantitative
French (BA) Literary
Greek (BA) Literary
History (BA) Historical
Human Services (BS) Societal/Cultural; Quantitative
Information Technology (BS) Quantitative
International Studies (BA) Societal/Cultural (Effective Fall 2017)
Italian (BA) Literary
Latin (BA) Literary
Mathematics (BS) Quantitative
Mathematics and Computer Science (BS) Quantitative
Mathematics Education: Secondary Ed. (BS) Quantitative
Music (BA) Artistic
Music: Jazz Studies (BA) Artistic
Music: Sacred Music (BA) Artistic
Neuroscience (BS) Scientific Literacy; Quantitative
Philosophy (BA) Philosophical; Ethics; Loyola's Mission (PHIL/THEO 190)
Philosophy: Social Justice Concentration (BA)  Philosophical; Ethics; Loyola's Mission (PHIL/THEO 190)
Physics (BS) Scientific Literacy; Quantitative
Physics and Computer Science (BS) Scientific Literacy; Quantitative
Political Science (BA) Societal/Cultural
Psychology (BS) Societal/Cultural; Quantitative
Religious Studies (BA) Theological; Loyola's Mission (PHIL/THEO 190)
Sociology (BA) Societal/Cultural; Quantitative
Sociology and Anthropology (BA) Societal/Cultural; Quantitative
Software Engineering (BS) Quantitative 
Spanish (BA) Literary
Statistics (BS) Quantitative
Studio Art: Ceramics  and Sculpture (BA) Artistic
Studio Art: Drawing and Painting (BA) Artistic
Studio Art: Photography (BA) Artistic
Theatre (BA) Artistic
Theology BA) Theological; Loyola's Mission (PHIL/THEO 190)
Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics (BS) Scientific Literacy; Quantitative
Visual Communication (BA) Artistic
Women's Studies and Gender Studies (BA) Societal/Cultural (Effective Fall 2017)

 

College of Arts and Sciences: Minors

College of Arts and SciencesKnowledge Area Satisfied
MINORS  
Actuarial Science Minor Quantitative
Anthropology Minor Societal Cultural
Arabic Language and Culture Literary
African Studies and the African Dispora Societal Cultural
Art History Minor Artistic
Asian Languages and Literatures Minor Literary
Asian Studies Minor NA
Bioethics Minor Scientific Literacy
Biology Minor Scientific Literacy
Biostatistics Minor Quantitative
Catholic Studies Minor Theological; Loyola's Mission (PHIL/THEO 190)
Chemistry Minor Scientific Literacy
Chinese Language and Culture Minor TBD
Classical Civilization Minor NA
Computer Crime and Forensics Minor Quantitative
Computer Science Minor Quantitative
Criminal Justice Minor Societal/Cultural
Dance Minor Artistic
Economics Minor Societal/Cultural
English Minor Literary
Environmental Action and Leadership Minor NA
Environmental Science Minor Scientific Literacy; Quantitative
Ethics and Moral Philosophy Minor Philosophical; Loyola's Mission (PHIL/THEO 190)
European Studies Minor TBD
French Language and Literature Minor Literary
French Language Minor NA
German Studies Minor NA
Greek (Ancient) Minor Literary
History Minor Historical
Information Technology Minor TBD
International Studies Minor NA
Interreligious and Interfaith Studies Minor TBD
Islamic World Studies Minor NA
Italian Language and Literature Minor Literary
Italian Language Minor NA
Latin American Studies Minor NA
Latin Minor Literary
Literature in Translation Minor Literary
Mathematics Minor Quantitative
Medieval Studies Minor NA
Music Minor Artistic
Musical Theatre Minor Artistic
Neuroscience Minor Scientific Literacy
Operations Research Minor Quantitative
Pastoral Leadership Minor Theological
Peace Studies Minor Societal/Cultural
Philosophy Minor Philosophical; Loyola's Mission (PHIL/THEO 190)
Physics Minor Scientific Literacy; Quantitative
Polish Studies Minor NA
Political Science Minor Societal/Cultural
Psychology Minor Societal/Cultural
Psychology of Crime and Justice Minor Societal/Cultural
Religious Studies Minor Theological; Loyola's Mission (PHIL/THEO 190)
Rome Studies Minor NA
Shakespeare Studies Minor TBD
Sociology Minor Societal Cultural
Spanish Language and Literature Minor Literary
Spanish Language Minor NA
Statistics Minor Quantitative
Studio Art Minor Artistic
Studio Art: Ceramics Minor Artistic Artistic
Studio Art: Drawing and Painting Minor Artistic
Studio Art: Photography Minor Artistic
Theatre Minor Artistic
Theology Minor Theological
Urban Studies Minor NA
Urban Studies: Sustainability Minor NA
Visual Communication Minor Artistic
Women's Studies and Gender Studies Minor  Societal/Cultural

 

Quinlan School of Business

Quinlan School of BusinessKnowledge Area Satisfied
Accounting (BBA)                                                            Quantitative; Societal/Cultural; Tier 2 Philosophical
Economics (BBA) Quantitative; Societal/Cultural; Tier 2 Philosophical
Entrepreneurship (BBA) Quantitative; Societal/Cultural; Tier 2 Philosophical
Finance (BBA) Quantitative; Societal/Cultural; Tier 2 Philosophical
Human Resource Management (BBA) Quantitative; Societal/Cultural; Tier 2 Philosophical
Information Systems (BBA) Quantitative; Societal/Cultural; Tier 2 Philosophical
International Business (BBA) Quantitative; Societal/Cultural; Tier 2 Philosophical
Marketing (BBA) Quantitative; Societal/Cultural; Tier 2 Philosophical 
Management (BBA) Quantitative; Societal/Cultural; Tier 2 Philosophical
Operations Management (BBA) Quantitative; Societal/Cultural; Tier 2 Philosophical
Sport Management (BBA) Quantitative; Societal/Cultural; Tier 2 Philosophical
Accounting Information Systems Minor NA
Business Administration Minor NA
Economics Minor NA
Entrepreneurship Minor NA
Finance Minor NA
Information Systems Minor NA
International Business Minor NA
Management Minor NA
Marketing Minor NA
Operations Management Minor NA
Sport Management Minor NA

 

School of Communication

School of CommunicationKnowledge Area Satisfied
Advertising & Public Relations (BA) Tier 2 Philosophica; Tier 2 Societal/Cultural
Advertising Creative (BA) Tier 2 Philosophical; Tier 2 Societal/Cultural (Effective Fall 2017)
Communication Studies (BA) Tier 2 Philosophical; Tier 2 Societal/Cultural
Communication Studies: Advocacy and Social Change (BA) Tier 2 Philosophical; Tier 2 Societal/Cultural
Communication Studies: New and Digital Media Studies (BA) Tier 2 Philosophical; Tier 2 Societal/Cultural
Film and Digital Media: Digital Media (BA) Tier 2 Philosophical; Artistic (Effective Fall 2017)
Film and Digital Media: International Film (BA) Tier 2 Philosophical; Artistic (Effective Fall 2017)
Film and Digital Media: Film and Digital Media Production (BA) Tier 2 Philosophical; Artistic (Effective Fall 2017)
Journalism (BA) Tier 2 Philosophical; Tier 2 Societal/Cultural
Communication Studies Minor Tier 2 Philosophical; Tier 2 Societal/Cultural
Film and Digital Media Minor Artistic
Journalism Minor Tier 2 Philosophical; Tier 2 Societa/Cultural

 

 School of Education

School of EducationKnowledge Area Satisfied
Bilingual/Bicultural Education (BSEd) Literary; Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Philosophical; Quantitative
Early Childhood Special Education (BSEd) Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Philosophical; Quantitative
Elementary Education (BSEd) Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Philosophical
Middle Grade Education (BSEd) Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Philosophical
Secondary Education (BSEd) Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Philosophical
Special Education (BSEd) Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Philosophical; Quantitative
Bilingual Education Minor Literary
Reading Teacher Minor Literary

 

School of Nursing 

School of NursingKnowledge Area Satisfied
Nursing (BSN)                                                                          Quantitative; Scientific Literacy; Societal/Cultural; Tier 2 Philosophical
Exercise Science (BS) Scientific Literacy
Health Systems Management (BS) Quantitative; Societal/Cultural
Exercise Science Minor TBD
Health Systems Management Minor TBD

 

School of Social Work

School of Social WorkKnowledge Area Satisfied
Social Work (BSW)                                                         Quantitative; Societal/Cultural; Tier 2 Scientific Literacy
Social Work Minor TBD

 

School of Continuing and Professional Studies

School of Continuing and Professional StudiesKnowledge Area Satisfied
Applied Criminal Justice and Leadership (BA) Tier 2 Societal/Cultural (Effective Fall 2017)
Applied Psychology (BA) Societal/Cultural; Quantitative (Effective Fall 2017)
Applied Studies (BA)              Tier 2 Societal/Cultural; Quantitative (Effective Fall 2017)
Information Technology (BA) Tier 2 Societal/Cultural; Quantitative (Effective Fall 2017)
Management (BA) Societal/Cultural; Quantitative (Effective Fall 2017)
Paralegal Studies (BA) NA
Pastoral Leadership (BA) Theological and Religious Studies (Effective Fall 2017)
Social Work (BSW) Societal/Cultural (Effective Fall 2017)
CONCENTRATIONS  
Business Communication Tier 2 Philosophical (Effective Fall 2017)
Computer Science Quantitative (Effective Fall 2017)
Finance/Economics Quantitative; Societal/Cultural (Effective Fall 2017)
Graphic Design Artistic (Effective Fall 2017)
Health Systems Tier 2 Societal/Cultural (Effective Fall 2017)
Non-Profit Church Leadership NA
Organizational Development and Leadership Tier 2 Societal/Cultural (Effective Fall 2017)
Organizational Psychology Societal/Cultural (Effective Fall 2017)
Paralegal Studies NA
Public Relations in a Digital World Tier 2 Societal/Cultural; Tier 2 Philosophical: Artistic (Effective Fall 2017)

 Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Institute of Environmental SustainabilityKnowledge Area Satisfied
 Environmental Science (BS) Scientific Literacy; Quantitative 
Environmental Science: Conservation and Restoration (BS) Scientific Literacy; Quantitative
Environmental Science:  Food Systems/ Sustainable Agriculture (B.S.) Scientific Literacy; Quantitative
Environmental Policy (BA) Societal/Cultural (Effective Fall 2017)
Environmental Studies (BA) Scientific Literacy; Quantitative
Environmental Science Minor TBD
Environmental Action and Leadership Minor TBD

 Engineering Science

Engineering ScienceKnowledge Area Satisfied
Engineering Science (BS) Scientific Literacy; Quantitative; Artistic

For more information, contact core@luc.edu.