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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.


Arts & Sciences

Andrew Kletzien: He’s getting the most out of his college experience

Despite studying for two degrees—one in political science and another in philosophy—Andrew Kletzien still manages to keep an active schedule outside the classroom.  

Chemistry Professor Awarded for Sustainability Work

Chemistry Professor Patrick L. Daubenmire has been recognized for his work in bringing sustainability into chemistry classrooms. Dr. Daubenmire is one of four recipients of the 2015 Award for Incorporation of Sustainability into Chemistry Education, a prestigious award from the American Chemical Society and its Committee on Environmental Improvement.

New Shakespeare Studies program

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts recently introduced its newest offering this fall: a minor in Shakespeare Studies. The minor gives students an important interdisciplinary experience, allows them to study the works of Shakespeare in-depth, and acquire research and career skills.


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.

English Professor and Student Featured in Open Door Readings

Earlier this month, Assistant Creative Writing Professor Aaron Baker and Loyola alum Lucy Schoyer were chosen as featured poets for the Poetry Foundation’s Open Door Readings. Baker and Schoyer read selections from their work on September 16 at the Poetry Foundation headquarters in downtown Chicago.

Author Stuart Dybek Returns to Loyola

College of Arts and Science alumnus and renowned author Stuart Dybek will return to Loyola September 30 to present his latest works to students and faculty. The 1964 graduate is a part of this year’s Friends of the Loyola Libraries Speaker Series. Dybek will read and discuss sections from his two latest fiction books, Ecstatic Cahoots and Paper Lantern: Love Stories. Dybek will sign books following the presentation.

CAS Seniors: Apply for Graduation Today!

The deadline to apply for graduation this May is rapidly approaching. College of Arts and Sciences students planning to graduate in Spring or Summer 2015 need to submit their applications by midnight on Wednesday, October 1st in order to have their credentials processed in time for May 2015 Commencement.

Midnight Bike through History

On September 11, History Professor Timothy Gilfoyle led 37 people on the most recent of his long running Midnight Bike Rides. For the past 20 years, Dr. Gilfoyle has been leading Loyola students, faculty, and friends around the city in the dead of the night, exploring Chicago historical sites and themes in American history along the way.

Anthropology Professor Explores Violence, Community in Brazil

Anthropology and Latin American Studies Professor Benjamin Penglase recently published a new book on the effect of violence on the lives of Brazilians living in squatter communities near Rio de Janeiro. Living with Insecurity in a Brazilian Favela: Urban Violence and Daily Lives is now available through Rutgers University Press.

Art from the heart

When Mercedes Inez Martinez (BA ‘11) walks into the classes she teaches at John Barry Elementary School, her main goal is to help children learn music and performance; but Martinez also passes on her knowledge of Latino culture.

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