Arrupe College is a two-year college of Loyola University Chicago that continues the Jesuit tradition of offering a rigorous liberal arts education to a diverse population, many of whom are the first in their family to pursue higher education.
Using an innovative model that ensures affordability while providing care for the whole person—intellectually, morally, and spiritually—Arrupe prepares its graduates to continue on to a bachelor’s program or move into meaningful employment. Heeding the call of its namesake, renowned Jesuit leader Pedro Arrupe, S.J., the college inspires its students to strive for excellence, work for justice, and become “persons for others.”
- Business Administration (AA)
- Liberal Arts (AA) + Bilingual/Bicultural Education (B.S.Ed.)
- Liberal Arts with a Concentration in Communication (AA)
- Liberal Arts with a Concentration in English (AA)
- Liberal Arts with a Concentration in History (AA)
- Liberal Arts with a Concentration in Pre-STEM (AA)
- Social and Behavioral Sciences (AA) + Nursing (BS)
- Social and Behavioral Sciences with a Concentration in Criminal Justice (AA)
- Social and Behavioral Sciences with a Concentration in Political Science (AA)
- Social and Behavioral Sciences with a Concentration in Psychology (AA)
As a graduate of Arrupe College, you will achieve the following learning outcomes:
Communication: You will communicate effectively, using written, oral, and visual modes appropriate to your audience and purpose.
Quantitative Reasoning: You will understand, analyze, and evaluate numerical data and use it to draw or evaluate conclusions.
Critical Thinking: You will analyze, synthesize, and evaluate diverse information, ideas, and perspectives in a contextually appropriate manner. You will demonstrate an awareness of your own thinking and decision-making processes, and their importance in academic and non-academic settings.
Ethical Reasoning: You will demonstrate historically grounded awareness of ethical concepts and frameworks. You will evaluate, articulate, and apply ethical reasoning in decision-making, showing awareness of the intersectional** and historical nature of the relationships/situations being studied.
Social Justice: You will reflect on social, political, and historical events, contexts, and norms that lead to injustice, and then articulate responses that respect and promote the welfare of all beings in global and intersectional** communities.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: You will connect academic knowledge to lived experience in order to identify and critique how diverse thinkers* contribute to knowledge in and outside academia.
* "Diverse thinkers" refers to the many dimensions of human identity and experience as defined in intersectionality, below.
**Intersectionality addresses multiple contexts, such as gender, sexuality, race, class, culture, religion, and disability, with attention to power structures that have privileged some identities over others.
Arrupe College Policies
- Learn about Arrupe College's innovative Associate of Arts degree program;
- Find information about procedures that relate to academic progress and standing; and
- Understand important policies to help you successfully complete your degree program.
We produce this handbook so that you have the information you need all in one place. Please review its contents carefully when referencing policies that may affect you. If any questions arise, please reach out to your advisor or dean(s) for clarification.
From time to time, these policies and their accompanying forms will be updated to align with the needs of the College and its students. All students will be held to the most current academic policies and regulations.
Undergraduate Policies and Procedures
Please see Undergraduate Policies and Procedures for academic policies that supersede those of academic units within the University.