2024-2025 CATALOG

The Academic Catalog is the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies and degree requirements for Loyola University Chicago. It is published every year in advance of the next academic year.

Requirements for Students Entering as Freshmen

All Loyola students who enter as freshmen1 will follow the University Core Curriculum, which will entail completion of courses in the Core Areas

In six of the Core Areas, students will take two courses: the first course will be a foundational or Tier I course that will provide an introduction to the main concepts and modes of thought common to that Area. Upon completing the Tier I course, students can choose from a wide array of Tier II courses that will allow students to pursue their academic interests and deepen their understanding in each Area.

For more details regarding Core requirements, please consult with your academic advisor.


Please refer to the transfer credit policy for new (first time) freshman administered by the Office of Registration and Records for more information on the credits that may count toward undergraduate degree requirements.