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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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Physics major participates in prestigious program at CERN

Physics major participates in prestigious program at CERN

In the spring Barbara Skrzypek received word that she was accepted into the prestigious CERN summer institute program for physics students. While she wasn’t entirely sure what to expect, she found that working at CERN and living among emerging and established scientists opened up a world of possibilities.  

Chemistry professors will use NSF grant to research sustainable energy sources

Chemistry professors will use NSF grant to research sustainable energy sources

The conducted research will investigate the ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase and its evolution, which has great potential to be used in the future to improve crops or algae for biofuel production.  

Above and beyond

Above and beyond

History major Michelle King spent her summer interning at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.  

Understanding bioinformatics

Understanding bioinformatics

See how Loyola students are using computer programming and statistics to improve scientific research.   READ MORE

Philosophy professor presents at Educational Justice conference

How students see themselves can directly impact their academic success. Your self-esteem and confidence are influenced by your own self-image or what Assistant Philosophy Professor Pamela Lomelino calls “imaging-as.”

Faculty talk about crime and violence in Chicago

About 50 great minds from CAS and across the university came together to discuss what is on many American minds now: violence, particularly in Chicago.

Dr. Stemen Appointed to Illinois Sentencing Commission

Dr. Donald Stemen, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, was appointed on June 17, 2016, to the Illinois Sentencing Policy Advisory Council (SPAC).

Writing about Cuba

Writing about Cuba

In 2015, President Obama helped to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba; the first time in over 50 years. Despite the renewed relations and its effect internationally, the U.S. enforced embargo continues. In the July 2016 edition of Harper’s Magazine, Dr. Joy Gordon, Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J. Professor of Social Ethics in the Department of Philosophy, addresses such issues in her article, El Bloqueo, which provides an in-depth look at the long-term consequences of the embargo and what it means today.  

Ricardo Estrada (BS

Ricardo Estrada (BS '89) receives 2016 Damen Award, College of Arts and Sciences

The President and CEO of Metropolitan Family Services has over two decades of experience in human services. Video |Bio  

Fr. Regan thanks College of Arts & Sciences alumni

Fr. Regan thanks College of Arts & Sciences alumni

Fr. Regan shares his gratitude to College alumni for participating in a survey this spring. The College greatly appreciates that over 1,000 individuals took the time to respond! College alumni shared professional updates, updated contact information, and even wrote messages to their favorite professors.  

CAS Students, Alumni Receive Fulbright and NSF Awards

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 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.

Loyola Physics Student Accepted into Prestigious CERN Summer Program

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.

More than child’s play

More than child’s play

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

Where History Meets Advocacy

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

Loyola Announces Launch of Interdisciplinary Center for Criminal Justice

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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Researcher, teacher, mentor

Psychology professor Noni Gaylord-Harden, PhD, is all three—and the recipient of this year’s Ignatius Loyola Award.  

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