Majors and Minors

Pursue your passion, expand your mind, and prepare for an extraordinary career at Loyola.

Loyola University Chicago offers you more than 70 college majors and more than 70 minors for undergraduate study, as well as several interdisciplinary programs and five-year bachelor/master degree programs. Each school and college at Loyola has a unique mission, but they all share the same Jesuit commitment to critical thinking, social justice, and rigorous study.

You also may diversify your skills by:

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Majors noted with an asterisk (*) indicate that you will take classes at both the Lake Shore and Water Tower Campuses. You'll complete your major coursework for this program at the Water Tower Campus.

Major degree programs in bold
Major concentrations in italics

 

MajorSchoolBrochureNotesWeb Site
Accounting (BBA)* Quinlan School of Business Accounting   Visit Accounting Web site
Advertising and Public Relations (BA)* School of Communication Advertising and Public Relations Interdisciplinary program Visit Advertising and Public Relations Web site
Anthropology (BA, BS) College of Arts and Sciences Anthropology   Visit Anthropology Website
Art History (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Department of Fine and Performing Arts   Visit Art History Web site
BBA/MBA* Quinlan School of Business BBA/MBA Dual-degree Program   Visit BBA Web site
Bilingual/Bicultural Education: K-9 (BSEd) School of Education Education Includes English as a Second Language. Visit Bilingual/Bicultural Education Web site
Bioinformatics (BS) College of Arts and Sciences Bioinformatics Interdisciplinary program Visit Bioinformatics Web site
Biology (BS) College of Arts and Sciences Biology   Visit Biology Web site
Ecology College of Arts and Sciences   Emphasis within Biology Visit Ecology Web site
Molecular Biology (BS) College of Arts and Sciences   Emphasis within Biology Visit Molecular Biology Web site
Biophysics (BS) College of Arts and Sciences Biophysics   Visit Biophysics Website
Black World Studies (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Black World Studies Interdisciplinary program Visit Black World Stuides Web site?
Ceramics College of Arts and Sciences Department of Fine and Performing Arts   Visit Ceramics Web site
Chemistry (BA, BS) College of Arts and Sciences Chemistry   Visit Chemistry Web site
Biochemistry (BS) College of Arts and Sciences   Emphasis within Chemistry; offered with Chemistry BS only. Visit Biochemistry Web site
Classical Civilization (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Classical Studies   Visit Classical Civilization Web site
Communications Networks and Security (BS)* College of Arts and Sciences Sciences   Visit Communications Networks and Security Web site
Communication Studies (BA) School of Communication Communication   Visit Communication Studies Web site
New and Digital Media School of Communication      
Advocacy and Social Change School of Communication      
Computer Science (BS)* College of Arts and Sciences Computer Science   Visit Computer Science Web site
Criminal Justice and Criminology (BS)* College of Arts and Sciences Criminal Justice   Visit Criminal Justice Web site
Drawing and Painting College of Arts and Sciences Department of Fine and Performing Arts   Visit Drawing and Painting Web site
Early Childhood / Special Education (BSEd) School of Education Education   Visit Early Childhood/Special Education Web site
Economics (BA)* College of Arts and Sciences Social Sciences   Visit Economics Web site
Economics (BBA)* Quinlan School of Business Economics   Visit Economics Web site
Elementary Education K-9 (BSEd) School of Education Education Includes a middle grade [5-8] specialization in art, foreign languages, history, language arts, life sciences, mathematics, music or theatre. Visit Elementary Education: K-9 Web site
English (BA) College of Arts and Sciences English   Visit English Web site
English / Creative Writing (BA) College of Arts and Sciences   Emphasis within English Visit Creative Writing Web site
Entrepreneurship (BBA)* Quinlan School of Business Entrepreneurship   Visit Entrepreneurship Web site
Environmental Science (BS) College of Arts and Sciences Environmental Studies Science Interdisciplinary program Visit Environmental Science Web site
Environmental Studies (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Environmental Studies/ Sciences Interdisciplinary program Visit Environmental Studies Web site
Exercise Science (BS) School of Nursing     Visit Exercise Science Web site
Forensic Science (BS) College of Arts and Sciences Forensic Science   Visit Forensic Science Web site
Finance (BBA)* School of Business Administration Finance   Visit Finance Web site
Foreign Languages: K-12 (BSEd) School of Education  Education    
French (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Modern Language and Literature   Visit French Web site
Greek (Ancient) (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Classical Studies   Visit Greek Web site
Health Systems Management (BS) School of Nursing Health Systems Management   Visit Health Systems Management Web site
History (BA) College of Arts and Sciences History   Visit History Web site
Human Resource Management (BBA)* Quinlan School of Business Human Resource Management   Visit Human Resource Management Web site
Human Services (BS) College of Arts and Sciences Human Services Interdisciplinary program Visit Human Services Web site
Information Systems (BBA)* Quinlan School of Business Information Systems   Visit Information Systems Web site
Information Technology (BS)* College of Arts and Sciences Sciences   Visit Information Technology Web site
International Business (BBA)* Quinlan School of Business International Business   Visit International Business Web site
International Film and Media Studies (BA) College of Arts and Sciences International Film and Media Studies Interdisciplinary program Visit International Film and Media Studies Web site
Media Studies College of Arts and Sciences   Emphasis within International Film and Media Studies Visit Media Studies Web site
Production College of Arts and Sciences   Emphasis within International Film and Media Studies Visit Production Web site
International Studies (BA) College of Arts and Sciences International Studies Interdisciplinary program Visit International Studies Web site
Italian (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Modern Language and Literature   Visit Italian Web site
Journalism (BA)* School of Communication Journalism Interdisciplinary program Visit Journalism Web site
Latin (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Latin American Studies   Visit Latin Web site
Management (BBA)* Quinlan School of Business Management   Visit Management Web site
Managerial Arts and Leadership (BA) School of Continuing and Professional Studies     Visit Managerial Arts and Leadership Web site
Marketing (BBA)* Quinlan School of Business Marketing   Visit Marketing Web site
Mathematics (BS) College of Arts and Sciences Math and Statistics   Visit Mathematics Web site
Mathematics Education (BSEd) School of Education     Visit Mathematics Education: K-9 Web site
Mathematics and Computer Science (BS) College of Arts and Sciences Computer Science Interdisciplinary program; Five-year programs Visit Mathematics and Computer Science Web site
Mathematics Education (BS) College of Arts and Sciences   Only as dual-degree with Secondary Education [BSEd] Visit Math Education Web site
Modern Languages and Literatures Collge of Arts and Sciences Modern Language and Literature   Visit Modern Languages and Literature Web site
Music (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Department of Fine and Performing Arts   Visit Music Web site
Nursing (BSN) School of Nursing Nursing   Visit Nursing Web site
Accelerated (BSN) School of Nursing   Only for transfer students Visit Accelerated Web site
Operations Management (BBA)* Quinlan School of Business Operations Management   Visit Operations Management Web site
Philosophy (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Philosophy   Visit Philosophy Web site
Social Justice College of Arts and Sciences Social Justice Emphasis within Philosophy Visit Social Justice Web site
Photography College of Arts and Sciences Department of Fine and Performing Arts   Visit Photography Web site
Physics (BS) College of Arts and Sciences Physics   Visit Physics Website
Physics and Computer Science (BS) College of Arts and Sciences Computer Science Interdisciplinary Program Visit Physics and Computer Science Web site
Physics and Engineering College of Arts and Sciences Pre-professional Programs and Dual-Degree Engineering Interdisciplinary Program Visit Physics and Engineering Web site
Political Science (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Political Science   Visit Political Science Web site
Psychology (BS) College of Arts and Sciences Psychology   Visit Psychology Web site
Human Services College of Arts and Sciences   Emphasis within Psychology Visit Human Services Website
Natural Sciences College of Arts and Sciences   Emphasis within Psychology Visit Natural Sciences Web site
Social Sciences College of Arts and Sciences   Emphasis within Psychology Visit Social Sciences Website
Psychology of Crime and Justice College of Arts and Sciences   Interdisciplinary Program Visit Psychology of Crime and Justice Web site
Religious Studies (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Theology   Visit Religious Studies Web site
Science Education K-9 (BSEd) School of Education Education   Visit Science Education: K-9 Website
Secondary Education 6-12 (BSEd) School of Education Education Completed with certification and one of the following majors in the College of Arts and Sciences: biology, chemistry, English, French, history, Italian, Latin, mathematics, political science, psychology or Spanish. Visit Secondary Education major and foreign languages: K-12 Web site
Social Work (BSW)* School of Social Work Social Work   Visit Social Work Web site
Sociology (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Sociology   Visit Sociology Web site
Sociology and Anthropology (BA) College of Arts and Sciences   Interdisciplinary Program Visit Sociology and Anthropology Web site
Software Development (BS)* College of Arts and Sciences Sciences   Visit Software Development Web site
Spanish (BA) College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Spanish Web site
Special Education: K-12, Learning Behavior Specialist (BSEd) School of Education Education   Visit Special Education: K-12, Learning Behavior Specialist Web site
Sport Management (BBA)* Quinlan School of Business Sport Management   Visit Sport Management Web site
Statistics (BS) College of Arts and Sciences Math and Statistics   Visit Statistics Web site
Studio Art (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Department of Fine and Performing Arts    
Theatre (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Theatre   Visit Theatre Web site
Theology (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Theology   Visit Theology Web site
Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics (BS) College of Arts and Sciences Sciences Interdisciplinary Program Visit Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics Web site
Visual Communication (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Department of Fine and Performing Arts   Visit Visual Communication Web site
Women's Studies and Gender Studies (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Women's Studies and Gender Studies Interdisciplinary Program Visit Women's Studies and Gender StudiesWeb site

 

Minors at Loyola

 

MinorSchoolBrochureNotesWeb Site
Actuarial Science College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Actuarial Science Web site
Asian Languages and Literatures College of Arts and Sciences Asian Studies   Visit Asian Languages and Literatures Web site
Asian Studies College of Arts and Sciences Asian Studies Interdisciplinary program Visit Asian Studies Web site
Bilingual School of Education      
Bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) School of Education      
Bioethics College of Arts and Sciences Bioethics (Minor) Interdisciplinary program Visit Bioethics Web site
Biostatistics Quinlan School of Business   Interdisciplinary program Visit Biostatistics Web site
Catholic Studies College of Arts and Sciences Catholic Studies Interdisciplinary program Visit Catholic Studies Web site
Computer Crime and Forensics College of Arts and Sciences Forensic Science   Visit Computer Crime and Forensics Website
Dance College of Arts and Sciences Department of Fine and Performing Arts   Visit Dance Web site
Emergency Medical Services School of Continuing and Professional Studies     Visit Emergency Medical Systems Web site
English as a Second Language (ESL) School of Education      
Environmental Action and Leadership College of Arts and Sciences Environmental Action and Leadership   Visit Environmental Action and Leadership Web site
Environmental Science College of Arts and Sciences Environmental Studies Science    
Ethics and Moral Philosophy College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Ethics and Moral Philosophy Web site
Islamic World Studies College of Arts and Sciences Islamic World Studies   Visit Islamic World Studies Web site
Latin American Studies College of Arts and Sciences Latin American Studies Interdisciplinary program Visit Latin American Studies Web site
Literature in Translation College of Arts and Sciences     Visit Literature in Translation Web site
Medieval Studies College of Arts and Sciences Medieval Studies Interdisciplinary program Visit Medieval Studies Web site
Musical Theatre College of Arts and Sciences Department of Fine and Performing Arts   Visit Musical Theatre Web site
Neuroscience College of Arts and Sciences Neuroscience Interdisciplinary program Visit Neuroscience Web site
Operations Research College of Arts and Sciences   Interdisciplinary program Visit Operations Research Website
Pastoral Leadership College of Arts and Sciences Pastoral Leadership   Visit Pastoral Leadership Web site
Peace Studies College of Arts and Sciences Peace Studies Interdisciplinary program Visit Peace Studies Website
Polish Studies College of Arts and Sciences Polish Studies Interdisciplinary program Visit Polish Studies Web site
Psychology of Crime and Justice College of Arts and Sciences   Interdisciplinary program Visit Psychology of Crime and JusticeWeb site
Reading Teacher School of Education      
Rome Studies College of Arts and Sciences Rome Studies Interdisciplinary program Visit Rome Studies Web site
Urban Studies College of Arts and Sciences Urban Studies Interdisciplinary program Visit Urban Studies Web site