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College of Arts & Sciences


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.



Commencement Photos

Check out photo galleries of this year's commencement ceremonies.  


Commencement Videos

See the complete videos of this year's commencement ceremonies.   LEARN MORE

CAS Students, Alumni Receive Fulbright and NSF Awards

Several students and alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences were among this year's winners of the Fulbright U.S. Student grants, as well as the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.   LEARN MORE

Retiring Modern Languages Professor Volunteers Time to Teach Prisoners

Loyola Professor Andrew McKenna is taking his teaching to a new classroom – one in Stateville Federal Correctional Center to be specific. The French professor in the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures will retire from Loyola after teaching at the University for over 40 years, but will continue to volunteer his time at the correctional center teaching English and literature.

Graduate Profile: Marquitta Dixon

“Loyola provided the resources and support I needed to find my passion in financial planning and wealth management.”  

Graduate Profile: Brooke Hendricks

“I’m leaving Loyola doing something much different than I ever thought I would be doing—and I couldn’t be happier.”  

Graduate Profile: Maggie Bednarz

“Loyola exposed me not only to the hard sciences but also to a diverse liberal arts curriculum.”  

Graduate Profile: Tanner Walters

“I know everyone says to network, and that can be difficult. But even just having good relationships with your classmates helps.”  

Bioethics Bowl Team Wins Second National Title at 2016 Competition

Loyola’s Bioethics Bowl team secured the University's second national win in the past three years at the National Bioethics Bowl competition in April. The team also won the national competition in 2013, where they also beat Georgetown University by a single point.

Weekend of Excellence

Edet Nsemo: Purple Heart recipient helps other veterans adjust to college

Edet Nsemo, who received a Purple Heart while serving in the Marine Corps, will be recognized at a ceremony for military and veteran students at the Weekend of Excellence. “My time at Loyola has been life changing,” he says. “It has refined in me a sense of purpose.”  

Weekend of Excellence

Victor Valencia: Biochemistry major working hard to make a difference

Biochemistry major Victor Valencia, who will start medical school this year, will give a research presentation at the Weekend of Excellence. “My time at Loyola has made me realize I want to serve those in need,” he says.  

Loyola Psychology Alum Featured in Wall Street Journal Article

Loyola alum Pam Mueller (BA 2002) recently appeared in the Wall Street Journal to discuss her research on note taking strategies.

Loyola Physics Student Accepted into Prestigious CERN Summer Program

Barbara Skrzypek has a lot to look forward to this coming summer. The Loyola physics and math major was recently accepted into the prestigious Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program at CERN, Switzerland. This highly competitive program, which pairs students with CERN researchers, accepts only 150 applicants annually from across the globe, and this year, Skrzypek will represent Loyola University Chicago in that group.   READ MORE

2015 Staff Member of the Year: Joyce Knight, Assistant Dean of Advising

Joyce Knight, Assistant Dean of Advising for the College of Arts and Sciences, was awarded the 2015 Staff Member of the Year in December. In the 35 years she has been a part of the Loyola community, Her faith and her compassion for others have been evident in the impact she has had on the students she advises. Here she talks more about her time at Loyola and her role as an advisor.

Honors Students Author Book on Big Data and Discrimination

Big data meets big ethical problems for students in Dr. Mark Albert’s computer science course this semester. The honors students enrolled in this unique class are working to put together a textbook that explains the rise of big data and its implications on discrimination and privacy concerns.

More than child’s play

Loyola researchers are taking a hands-on approach to get youngsters interested in STEM fields.  

Where History Meets Advocacy

The Public History Lab started with a handful of students. What it has turned into, however, is a full-scale campaign to support Chicago’s historic neighborhoods.   LEARN MORE

Dr. Willetta Greene-Johnson: Where Science and Award-Winning Music Meet

Receiving a PhD is a difficult feat. So is receiving a Grammy. But Loyola Professor Willetta Greene-Johnson can say she has achieved not just one, but both in her lifetime.

Loyola Announces Launch of Interdisciplinary Center for Criminal Justice

Loyola University Chicago has officially launched the Interdisciplinary Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy and Practice. The center is a major initiative of the University, with a focus on its strategic five-year plan to promote social justice.  

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