Core Area and Courses
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.
The University Core Curriculum includes 16 courses distributed across 10 Areas of Inquiry designed to reinforce learning of important skills, including communication, critical thinking, ethical awareness, information literacy, quantitative and qualitative analysis and research methods, and technological literacy. These courses have also been designed to promote students' understanding of the values of Diversity, Justice, and Faith and Spirituality, central to Loyola's Jesuit education.
|Required Core Areas||Required Courses||Credit Hours|
|College Writing Seminar||1||3|
|Artistic Knowledge and Inquiry||1||3|
|Historical Knowledge and Inquiry||2||6|
|Literary Knowledge and Inquiry||2||6|
|Quantitative Knowledge and Inquiry||1||3|
|Scientific Knowledge and Inquiry||2||6|
|Societal and Cultural Knowledge and Inquiry||2||6|
|Philosophical Knowledge and Inquiry||2||6|
|Theological & Religious Knowledge and Inquiry||2||6|
|Ethical Knowledge and Inquiry||1||3|
|Total||16 courses||48 hours|