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With a venerable history of over 140 years, the College of Arts and Sciences is dedicated to the Jesuit tradition of a transformative education in the vast disciplines of the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. We invite you to visit our academic departments and interdisciplinary programs, which serve as home to 57 academic majors and over 60 minors.

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An ordinary artifact, until its significance was uncovered

Dr. Reinhard Andress, Professor of German and Director of the German Studies Program, in the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures of Loyola’s College of Arts and Sciences, discovered an important document while researching the German explorer, geographer, scientist, romantic philosopher and author of Kosmos, Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859).

Professor Schloesser’s Visions of Amen Explores Cosmic Visions & Historical Notes

The Great War, Roaring Twenties, Ominous 1930s. Stalag VIIIA and Occupied Paris. Nebulae and angels; dinosaurs and birdsong. Synesthesia, hallucinogens, surrealism. Greek meters and Plainchant. Shakespeare and Wordsworth. Peruvian folksong and Russian lament; Hindu talas and Balinese gamelans. History and Apocalypse. Protology and eschatology. Sexual passion and glorified bodies. Modern / Mystic. History Department Professor Stephen Schloesser, S.J., explores all of the above and more in his recent book Visions of Amen: The Early Life and Music of Olivier Messiaen (Eerdmans, 2014).

National Science Foundation awards major grant to Math & Stats faculty

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics recently announced significant funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the amount of $370,000 for Drs. Emmanuel Barron, Marian Bocea, and Robert Jensen.

Recognizing Outstanding Faculty

Congratulations to Dr. Linda Brazdil on being named a 2015 Fellow by the American Chemical Society (ACS) for her distinguished service to the field of chemistry.

Giving back to the community

Paul Rink, Class of 1967, graduated summa cum laude from Loyola’s College of Arts & Sciences with a history major. Now in retirement, he serves as volunteer legal counsel for the Chicago Lighthouse for People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired.

Mary Ann Hynes wins Damen Award at 2015 Founders' Dinner

Throughout her career, through mentoring and leadership, Mary Ann Hynes (BA '90) has expanded opportunities for women in law and championed diversity in the legal profession. Her achievements inspired Inside Counsel magazine to create the Mary Ann Hynes Award, given annually to female general counsel who advance the status of women in the legal world.  

Professors receive grant to combat youth exposure to violence

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention recently awarded psychology professor Maryse Richards and her research team a million dollar grant to fund a study that could change the lives of Chicago area youth.

Video

Watch this year's Commencement addresses

See this keynote and student addresses from the College of Arts and Sciences Commencement ceremonies.  

Commencement 2015

Trafficking survivor on mission to help others

You never know how strong you are until you’re pushed to the brink. Until you get to that point where you realize, “This is it. I could die.” Loyola senior Shamere McKenzie, 31, has been to that point—and beyond.  

Graduate Profile: Colleen McCaffrey

Sociology and Anthropology major Colleen McCaffrey reflects on her Loyola experience: "At Loyola, I've always been encouraged to constantly seek out new challenges and to always push the boundaries of what I think I know."  

College of Arts and Sciences Names Dean

Thomas Regan, S.J., has been named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Father Regan has been serving as the interim dean of the University’s largest college since June.  

Professors Receive Funding to Run Math Teachers' Circle

Loyola Professors Marian Bocea and Peter Tingley have been awarded $2,000 from the American Institute to continue running the first math teachers’ circle in Chicago.

Theatre and the world around us

Loyola graduate Jackie Taylor describes how her liberal education helped her establish her career and her focus on social issues.  

Think Critically

The Department of Psychology is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in research, teaching, service to students, the university, and the wider public. Review one of our research projects, which highlights our connection to Chicago’s communities.  



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