Recommended Courses

Transfer Webpages

Prospective transfer students may choose to take recommended courses that will prepare them for entry to their intended program of study and to ensure they are making significant progress toward their degree. The recommended courses listed below represent only a fraction of the curriculum for a Loyola degree and should be followed in conjuction with our Core Curriculum Guide for Transfer Student (PDF) on our Tools and Resource Guide page

Email your questions about recommended courses to transfer@luc.edu.

Recommended Courses by School/Program

  • College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
  • All CAS Majors – Foreign Language

    Language Course 101 and 102 in any non-English Language

    Students may complete this requirement by having an appropriate score on an Advanced Placement examination; or demonstrate competency by passing a 102-level language competency examination.

    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 I 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)

    English (BA) – Major Electives

    • English Literature (4) Elective Courses (12 credits)

    Math (BS) – Foundational/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

  • Quinlan School of Business (QSB)
  • Each Quinlan School of Business student must complete the following required business administration courses plus the required courses for one area of concentration.

    All QSB 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)

  • School of Communications (SOC)
  • All SOC Majors – Foreign Language

    Language Course 101 and 102 in any non-English Language

    Students may complete this requirement by having an appropriate score on an Advanced Placement examination; or demonstrate competency by passing a 102-level language competency examination.

  • School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS)
  • Applied Psychology - Foundation Courses

    • General Psychology

    • Social Psychology

    Applied Studies (BA) - Foundational Courses

    • Public Speaking (Speech Communication)

    • Microeconomics or Macroeconomics

    • Statistics

    Criminal Justice (BA) - Foundational Courses

    • Criminal Justice (4) Elective Courses (12 credits)

    Information Technology (BA) - Foundation Courses

    • Microeconomics

    • Statistics

    Management (BA) - Foundational Courses

    • Microeconomics

    • Macroeconomics

    • Statistics

    Paralegal Studies (BA) - Foundational Courses

    Loyola offers both, a post-baccalaureate certificate program for students with previous college coursework in paralegal studies and a B.A. Degree in Paralegal Studies.

    No recommended courses at this time for this program. For information about transferring to either, the post-baccalaureate certificate program or Loyola's B.A. in Paralegal Studies program, visit our Paralegal Studies website or please contact our Adult and Transfer Center at 773-508-7444 or email adult@luc.edu.

    Pastoral Studies (BA) - Foundational Courses

    • General Psychology

    • Microeconomics or Macroeconomics

    • Statistics

  • School of Education (SOE)
  • 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 email transfer@luc.edu.

  • School of Social Work (SSW)
  • Social Work (BSW)- Foundation Courses

    • General Psychology

    • Sociology 101: Society in a Global Age

    • Statistics

    • Social Science Electives Courses (9 credits)

  • Neihoff School of Nursing (SON)
  • Loyola's School of Nursing offers two non-nursing programs in Exercise Science and Health Systems Management which are open to transfer students. Students interested in those two programs may complete the recommended courses listed below at another institution prior to transferring to Loyola.

    Exercise Science (BS) – Foundational 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) – Foundational Courses

    • Microeconomics

    • Accounting I: Financial Accounting

    • Public Speaking (Speech Communication)

    • General Psychology

    • Business Statistics

    • Pre-Calculus

  • Institute for Environmental Sustainability (IES)
  • All IES Majors – Foreign Language

    Language Course 101 and 102 in any non-English Language

    Students may complete this requirement by having an appropriate score on an Advanced Placement examination; or demonstrate competency by passing a 102-level language competency examination.

  • Pre-Med and Other Pre-Health Programs
  • Pre-Med Studies - Foundational 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

Featured Link

Community College Partnerships

See how Loyola's partnerships with local community colleges make it easy for you to transfer.

Featured Link

Information Session (Online)

Are you interested in transferring to Loyola? Attend an online information session to learn more about the University, your options, credit transfer information, admission process, and merit scholarship opportunities. Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 6 PM CST

Featured Link

Transfer Student Resources at Loyola

When you transfer to Loyola University Chicago, you'll have numerous resources at your disposal. Watch this video to learn more about specific resources for transfer students.