Majors and Minors

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

Loyola University Chicago offers you more than 80 college majors and more than 80 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:

Explore our full range of academic offerings now:

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

Major degree programs in bold
Major concentrations in italics

 

MajorSchoolNotesWebsite
Accounting (BBA)* Quinlan School of Business   Visit Accounting Website
Advertising and Public Relations (BA) *
School of Communication Interdisciplinary program Visit Advertising and Public Relations Website
Advertising Creative (BA) School of Communication Only for current students. Qualified students must submit a portfolio application through the School of Communication for consideration. Coming soon
African Studies and the African Diaspora College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary program Visit African Studies and the African Diaspora Website
Anthropology (BA, BS) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Anthropology Website: Anthropology (BA), Anthropology (BS)
Art History (BA) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Art History Website
Bilingual/Bicultural Education(BSEd) *
School of Education Includes elementary, bilingual, and English as a Second Language
endorsements.
Visit Bilingual/Bicultural Education Website
Biochemistry (BS) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Biochemistry Website
Bioinformatics (BS) College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary program Visit Bioinformatics Website
Biology (BS) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Biology Website
Ecology College of Arts and Sciences Emphasis within Biology Visit Ecology Website
Molecular Biology
College of Arts and Sciences Emphasis within Biology Visit Molecular Biology Website
Biophysics (BS) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Biophysics Website
Chemistry (BA, BS) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Chemistry Website: Chemistry (BA), Chemistry (BS)
Classical Civilization (BA) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Classical Civilization Website
Communication Networks and Security (BS)* College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Communications Networks and Security Website
Communication Studies (BA) *
School of Communication   Visit Communication Studies Website
Advocacy and Social Change *
School of Communication  Emphasis within Communication Studies Visit Advocacy and Social Change Website
Computer Science (BS)* College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Computer Science Website
Criminal Justice & Criminology (BS) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Criminal Justice and Criminology Website
Dance (BA) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Dance Website
Early Childhood/Special Education (BSEd) *
School of Education Includes early childhood and special education endorsements. Visit Early Childhood/Special Education Website
Economics (BA)* College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Economics Website
Economics (BBA)* Quinlan School of Business   Visit Economics Website
Elementary Education 
School of Education Subject to state approval. Visit Elementary Education: K-9 Website
Engineering Science (BS) Engineering  Freshmen only Visit Engineering Science Website
Biomedical Engineering Engineering    
Computer Engineering Engineering    
Environmental Engineering Engineering    
English (BA) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit English Website
Creative Writing
College of Arts and Sciences Emphasis within English Visit Creative Writing Website
Entrepreneurship (BBA)* Quinlan School of Business   Visit Entrepreneurship Website
Environmental Policy (BA) Institute of Environmental Sustainability   Visit Environmental Policy Website
Environmental Science (BS) Institute of Environmental Sustainability   Visit Environmental Science Website
Conservation and Restoration Institute of Environmental Sustainability   Visit Conservation and Restoration Website
Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture Institute of Environmental Sustainability   Visit Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture Website
Environmental Studies (BA) Institute of Environmental Sustainability   Visit Environmental Studies Website
Exercise Science (BS) School of Nursing   Visit Exercise Science Website
Film and Digital Media (BA) *
School of Communication   Visit Film and Digital Media Studies Website
Digital Media *
School of Communication  Emphasis within Film and Digital Media Visit Digital Media Website
Film and Media Production *
School of Communication  Emphasis within Film and Digital Media Visit Film and Media Production Website
International Film Studies *
School of Communication  Emphasis within Film and Digital Media Visit International Film Studies Website
Finance (BBA) * Quinlan School of Business   Visit Finance Website
Forensic Science (BS)
College of Arts and Sciences  Interdisciplinary program Visit Forensic Science Website
French (BA) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit French Website
Greek (Ancient) (BA) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Greek (Ancient) Website
Health Systems Management (BS) School of Nursing   Visit Health Systems Management Website
History (BA) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit History Website
Human Resource Management (BBA)* Quinlan School of Business   Visit Human Resource Management Website
Human Services (BS) College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary program Visit Human Services Website
Information Systems (BBA)* Quinlan School of Business   Visit Information Systems Website
Information Technology (BS)* College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Information Technology Website
International Business (BBA)* Quinlan School of Business   Visit International Business Website
International Studies (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary program Visit International Studies Website
Italian (BA) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Italian Website
Journalism (BA) *
School of Communication   Visit Journalism Website
Latin (BA) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Classical Studies Website
Management (BBA)* Quinlan School of Business   Visit Management Website
Marketing (BBA)* Quinlan School of Business   Visit Marketing Website
Mathematics (BS) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Mathematics Website
Mathematics and Computer Science (BS) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Mathematics and Computer Science Website
Mathematics Education (BS) College of Arts and Sciences Only as dual-degree with Secondary Education [BSEd] Visit Mathematics Education Website
Middle Grade Education (BSEd) School of Education Licensure with content endorsement for the middle grades:
English/language arts, math, science, or social sciences. Subject to state approval.
Coming soon.
Music (BA) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Music Website
Jazz Studies College of Arts and Sciences Emphasis within Music Visit Jazz Studies Website
Sacred Music College of Arts and Sciences Emphasis within Music Visit Sacred Music Website
Nursing (BSN) School of Nursing Freshmen only Visit Nursing Website
Accelerated (BSN) School of Nursing Second bachelor’s program; applicants must have bachelor’s degree or higher in order to apply. Visit Accelerated BSN Website
RN-to-BSN School of Nursing Online program; transfers only Visit RN-to-BSN Website
Operations Management (BBA)* Quinlan School of Business   Visit Operations Management Website
Philosophy (BA) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Philosophy Website
Social Justice College of Arts and Sciences Emphasis within Philosophy Visit Social Justice Website
Physics (BS) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Physics Website
Physics and Computer Science (BS) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Physics and Computer Science Website
Physics and Engineering (BS)
College of Arts and Sciences  Dual BS degree with affiliated institutions Visit Physics and Engineering Website
Political Science (BA) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Political Science Website
Psychology (BS) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Psychology Website
Religious Studies (BA) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Religious Studies Website
Secondary Education and Foreign Languages K-12
(BSEd) *
School of Education Completed with licensure and one of the following majors in
the College of Arts and Sciences: English, French, history, Italian, Latin, mathematics, political science, psychology, or Spanish.
Visit Secondary Education major and foreign languages: K-12 Website
Social Work (BSW)* School of Social Work   Visit Social Work Website
Sociology (BA) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Sociology Website
Sociology and Anthropology (BA) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Sociology and Anthropology Website
Software Engineering (BS)* College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Software Engineering Website
Spanish (BA) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Spanish Website
Special Education: Learning Behavior Specialist I PreK-12 (BSEd) *
School of Education   Visit Special Education: K-12, Learning Behavior Specialist Website
Sport Management (BBA)* Quinlan School of Business   Visit Sport Management Website
Statistics (BS) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Statistics Website
Studio Art (BA) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Studio Art Website
Ceramics College of Arts and Sciences  Emphasis within Studio Art Visit Ceramics Website
Drawing and Painting College of Arts and Sciences  Emphasis within Studio Art Visit Drawing and Painting Website
Photography College of Arts and Sciences  Emphasis within Studio Art Visit Photography Website
Theatre (BA) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Theatre Website
Theology (BA) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Theology Website
Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics (BS) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics Website
Visual Communication (BA) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Visual Communication Website
Women's Studies and Gender Studies (BA) College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary Program Visit Women's Studies and Gender Studies Website

 

Minors at Loyola

 

MinorSchoolNotesWebsite
Accounting Information Systems * Quinlan School of Business   Visit Accounting Information Systems Website
Actuarial Science College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Actuarial Science Website
African Studies and the African Diaspora College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary program Visit African Studies and the African Diaspora Website
Anthropology College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Anthropology Website
Arabic Language and Culture College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Arabic Language and Culture Website
Art History Fine and Performing Arts   Visit Art History Website
Asian Languages and Literatures College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Asian Languages and Literatures Website
Asian Studies College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary program Visit Asian Studies Website
Bilingual Education * School of Education   Visit Bilingual Education Website
Bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) * School of Education   Visit Bilingual English as a Second Language Website
Bioethics College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary program Visit Bioethics Website
Biology College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Biology Website
Biostatistics* College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary program Visit Biostatistics Website
Business Administration * Quinlan School of Business   Visit Business Administration Website
Catholic Studies College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary program Visit Catholic Studies Website
Chemistry College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Chemistry Website
Classical Civilization College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Classical Civilization Website
Communication Studies * School of Communication   Visit Communication Studies Website
Computer Crime and Forensics College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Computer Crime and Forensics Website
Computer Science College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Computer Science Website
Criminal Justice & Criminology College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Criminal Justice & Criminology Website
Dance Fine and Performing Arts   Visit Dance Website
Economics * Quinlan School of Business   Visit Economics Website
Education Policy Studies * School of Education   Visit Education Policy Studies Website
English College of Arts and Sciences   Visit English Website
English as a Second Language (ESL) * School of Education   Visit English as a Second Language Website
Entrepreneurship * Quinlan School of Business   Visit Entrepreneurship Website
Environmental Action and Leadership Institute of Environmental Sustainability   Visit Environmental Action and Leadership Website
Environmental Science Institute of Environmental Sustainability   Visit Environmental Science Website
Ethics and Moral Philosophy College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Ethics and Moral Philosophy Website
Film and Digital Media * School of Communication   Visit Film and Digital Media Website
Finance * Quinlan School of Business   Visit Finance Website
French Language College of Arts and Sciences   Visit French Website
French Language & Literature College of Arts and Sciences   Visit French Language & Literature Website
German Studies College of Arts and Sciences   Visit German Studies Website
Greek (Ancient) College of Arts and Sciences   Visit the Greek (Ancient) Website
Health Systems Managment Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing   Visit Health Systems Management Website
History College of Arts and Sciences   Visit History Website
Information Systems * Quinlan School of Business   Visit Information Systems Website
International Business * Quinlan School of Business   Visit International Business Website
International Studies* College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary program Visit International Studies Website
Islamic World Studies College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Islamic World Studies Website
Italian Language College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Italian Website
Italian Language & Literature College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Italian Website
Journalism * School of Communication   Visit Journalism Website
Latin College of Arts and Sciences   Visit the Latin Website
Latin American Studies College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary program Visit Latin American Studies Website
Literature in Translation College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Literature in Translation Website
Management * Quinlan School of Business   Visit Management Website
Marketing * Quinlan School of Business   Visit Marketing Website
Mathematics College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Mathematics Website
Medieval Studies College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary program Visit Medieval Studies Website
Music Fine and Performing Arts   Visit Music Website
Musical Theatre College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Musical Theatre Website
Neuroscience College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary program Visit Neuroscience Website
Operations Management * Quinlan School of Business   Visit Operations Management Website
Operations Research College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Operations Research Website
Pastoral Leadership College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Pastoral Leadership Website
Peace Studies College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary program Visit Peace Studies Website
Philosophy College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Philosophy Website
Physics College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Physics Website
Polish Studies College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary program Visit Polish Studies Website
Political Science College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Political Science Website
Psychology College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Psychology Website
Psychology of Crime and Justice* College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary program Visit Psychology of Crime and Justice Website
Reading Teacher * School of Education   Visit Education Website
Religious Studies College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Religious Studies Website
Rome Studies College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary program Visit Rome Studies Website
Shakespeare Studies Fine and Performing Arts   Visit Shakespeare Studies Website
Social Work School of Social Work   Visit Social Work Website
Sociology College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Sociology Website
Spanish Language College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Spanish Website
Spanish Language and Literature College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Spanish Website
Special Education * School of Education   Visit Education Website
Sport Management * Quinlan School of Business   Visit Sport Management Website
Statistics College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Statistics Website
Studio Art Fine and Performing Arts    Visit the Studio Art Website
Studio Art: Ceramics Fine and Performing Arts    Visit the Studio Art Website
Studio Art: Drawing & Painting Fine and Performing Arts    Visit the Studio Art Website
Studio Art: Photography Fine and Performing Arts    Visit the Studio Art Website
Theatre Fine and Performing Arts   Visit Theatre Website
Theology College of Arts and Sciences   Visit Theology Website
Urban Studies College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary program Visit Urban Studies Website
Urban Studies and Sustainability College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary program Visit Urban Studies and Sustainability Website
Visual Communication Fine and Performing Arts    Visit Visual Communication Website
Women's Studies & Gender Studies* College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary program Visit the Women's Studies and Gender Studies Website