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Engaged Learning University Requirement

Why is Engaged Learning a Priority at Loyola?

The Engaged Learning requirement is designed to support the mission of Loyola University Chicago to "expand knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice and faith" by embedding opportunities in courses for students to experience the different forms of experiential learning, helping them to enhance their knowledge, skills, and values. All undergraduate students will be required to complete an Engaged Learning course/s totaling at least three (3) credit hours.

The Engaged Learning Requirement will replace the previous Civic Engagement Requirement that was in the Core.

In the 2005 - 2012 Core Curriculum, Civic Engagement was the hands-on, service requirement in the Core.  The Civic Engagement requirement has been broadened to Engaged Learning and is now a University requirement.   Any continuing student (defined as any Loyola student enrolled at the University prior to Fall 2012) who has completed his/her Civic Engagement requirement has also satisfied the new Engaged Learning requirement. However, if a continuing student has not yet completed the previous Civic Engagement requirement, they may now choose from a wider array of opportunities to fulfill the Engaged Learning requirement (see below).

How do we Define Engaged Learning?

Five Categories of Engaged Learning Courses

A. Service-Learning

B. Academic Internship

C. Field Work

D. Undergraduate Research

E. Public Performance

How do I find Engaged Learning courses in LOCUS?

How do I request that my study abroad course be approved for Engaged Learning?

What is the procedure for Newly Admitted First-Year and Transfer Students to request Engaged Learning credit for prior coursework?

What is the procedure for acdemic units to request that a course be reviewed for Engaged Learning designation?

For a list of courses currently approved for Engaged Learning by the Board of Undergraduate Studies, click on the link below:

Courses Approved to fulfill the Engaged Learning Requirement


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