Loyola University Chicago

University Core

Knowledge Areas: Transfer Students

The Core Curriculum expands students' understanding of themselves and the world, reinforces the development of skills, and integrates essential values, through a breadth of learning in the liberal arts and sciences.

All courses taken by continuing Loyola students prior to the Fall of 2012, which were approved for Core credit, will continue to count for Core credit.


Required Areas of Knowledge Required Core Courses Credit Hours
College Writing Seminar 1 3
Artistic Knowledge and Experience 1 3
Historical Knowledge 2 6
Literary Knowledge and Experience 2 6
Quantitative Analysis 1 3
Scientific Literacy 2 6
Societal and Cultural Knowledge 2 6
Philosophical Knowledge 2 6
Theological & Religious Studies Knowledge 2 6
Ethics  (Satisfied by completing one course that has been approved for Ethics in either Philosophical Knowledge or Theological and Religious Studies Knowledge Areas.) * *
TOTAL 15 courses 45 hours