Cross-College Programs

Cross-College Programs are undergraduate programs that are coordinated in partnership between the undergraduate colleges and other offices of the university. 

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City College

City College is the office of Loyola University New Orleans that facilitates the delivery of undergraduate Associates Degrees exclusively for online program students. These programs are specifically offered through the online format to support adult and non-traditional students. 

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Associate of Arts in Psychology

The Associates of Arts, Psychology major is a 60 semester credit hour, online academic program. Students will complete Loyola Core requirements and Psychology discipline requirements. Completion of this academic program requires a 2.0 GPA in the major curriculum and a 2.0 GPA in the Loyola cumulative curriculum. All major courses must be completed in the department unless an exception is allowed by the department chair. No more than 30 credit hours of transfer credit can be applied to this program, and at least 50% of the Psychology discipline coursework must be completed at Loyola. 

  • Overview of requirements: 60 credit hours (crs) required for completion
    • Loyola Core: 36 crs
    • Psychology discipline: 24 crs
       
  • Loyola Core: Complete a modified scope of the Loyola Core with 36 crs in Loyola Core requirement areas. Modifications include:
    • Foundation Science requirement is satisfied within the major.
    • Natural Science in Context is not required for the Associates program.
       
  • Psychology discipline core courses for 15 crs. Requirements include: 
    • PSYC A100 Introduction to Psychology
    • PSYC A230 Developmental Psychology
    • PSYC A235 Abnormal Psychology
    • PSYC A240 Social Psychology
    • PSYC A301 Research Methods
       
  • Psychology discipline electives - select 9 crs of coursework in consultation with an advisor. 
     
  • Associates of Arts in Psychology Degree Program Course Listing. The DPCL serves as a helpful checklist of requirements for each program. Use this form in consultation with your advisor to plan your schedule.

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Associate of Science in Business

The Associates of Science, Business major is a 60 semester credit hour, online academic program. Students will complete Loyola Core requirements and Business discipline requirements. Completion of this academic program requires a 2.0 GPA in the major curriculum and a 2.0 GPA in the Loyola cumulative curriculum. All major courses must be completed in the department unless an exception is allowed by the department chair. No more than 30 credit hours of transfer credit can be applied to this program, and at least 50% of the Business discipline coursework must be completed at Loyola. 

  • Overview of requirements: 60 credit hours (crs) required for completion
    • Loyola Core: 36 crs
    • Business discipline: 24 crs
       
  • Loyola Core: Complete a modified scope of the Loyola Core with 36 crs in Loyola Core requirement areas. Modifications include:
    • Mathematics requirement is satisfied with MATH A115 Finite Math
    • Social Science requirement is satisfied within the major.
    • Natural Science in Context is not required for the Associates program.
       
  • Business discipline courses for 24 crs. Requirements include: 
    • BA B100 Introduction to Business
    • BA B101 Business Communication
    • ACCT B202 Principles of Accounting
    • ECON B200 Principles of Microeconomics
    • ECON B201 Principles of Macroeconomics
    • MGT B245 Management & Organizational Behavior
    • MKT B230 Principles of Marketing
    • Business Elective for 3 crs
       
  • Associates of Science in Business Degree Program Course Listing. The DPCL serves as a helpful checklist of requirements for each program. Use this form in consultation with your advisor to plan your schedule.

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Interdisciplinary Programs

Loyola's interdisciplinary studies programs give students the chance to examine topics from multiple perspectives, explore issues that emerge at the intersection of academic disciplines, and think creatively about themes and problems across departmental boundaries. These programs draw on the broad intellectual resources of the university and the specialized expertise of teacher-scholars in a variety of departments. Students interested in interdisciplinary study may choose among four majors and eleven minors.

Programs

Interdisciplinary Majors are coordinated thorough the College of Arts & Sciences

Interdisciplinary Minors are coordinated with faculty throughout the undergraduate colleges. 

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African & African-American Studies

Students selecting the African and African-American Studies (AAAS) minor complete the following courses for 21 credit hours with a 2.0 GPA:

  • Choose one of the following history courses for 3 crs: 
    • HIST Q262 Comparative Social Movements
    • HIST Q276 African American History to 1865
    • HIST Q277 African American History Since 1865
    • HIST Q349 Africa to 1880
    • HIST Q350 Africa 1880 to Present
    • HIST Q352 Women in African History
    • HIST T232 Africa & Its Diasporas
       
  • Choose one of the following humanities courses for 3 crs:
    • CLHU A347 Egyptian Art & Archaeology
    • ENGL A331 Introduction to African American Literature
    • ENGL A332 African-American Literature since 1900
    • ENGL A335 Post-Colonial Literature
    • ENGL A373 The Black Writer in America
    • ENGL A450 Black Aesthetics
    • ENGL N210 Global Identities
    • ENGL N216 Post-Colonial and Ethnic American Lit.
    • ENGL N230 WAL: Modern African American Literature 
    • MUGN O272 Jazz in American Culture
    • THEA O243 Black Theater 1940 - Present
       
  • Choose one of the following social sciences courses for 3 crs:
    • SOCI A204 Introduction to Haitian Society and Culture
    • SOCI A352 Global Race/Ethnic Relations
    • SOCI A375 U.S. Civil Rights Movement
    • SOCI X255 Race, Racism, and Privilege
    • SOCI X260 Race, Class, and Schools
       
  • Electives. Complete any four courses from the list for an additional 12 crs. Please check with the program director for additional course offerings and seminars that may be eligible for AAST program completion.

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American Studies

Students selecting the American Studies (AMST) minor complete the following courses for 21 credit hours with a 2.0 GPA:

  • ENGL A243 American Masterworks
  • HIST T200 U.S. History to 1865
     
  • Complete one of the following Social Science courses for 3 crs:
    • POLS A100 Intro to American Government
    • POLS A200 Comparative Government 1
    • POLS A211 The American Presidency
    • POLS A213 American Political Thought
    • POLS A310 Money in American Politics
    • SOCI A220 Social Protest Movements
    • SOCI A365 The Sixties
    • SOCI A375 U.S. Civil Rights Movement
    • SOCI X255 Race, Racism, & Privilege
       
  • Complete one of the following Humanities courses for 3 crs:
    • MUGN O272 Jazz in American Culture
    • PHIL A430 American Philosophy
    • RELS V267 Native American Religions
    • THEA O243 Black Theatre 1940 to Present
    • THEA O250 American Musical Theatre
       
  • Complete three of the following elective courses for 9 crs:
    • ENGL A244 American Literature Since 1900
    • ENGL A250 Introduction to African-American Literature
    • ENGL A251 African-American Literature Since 1900
    • ENGL A349 Twentieth-Century American Fiction
    • ENGL A373 The Black Writer in America
    • ENGL A433 19th Century American Fiction
    • ENGL A434 American Romanticism
    • ENGL A438 Southern Literature
    • ENGL A439 American Drama
    • ENGL O256 American Regionalism
    • ENGL O305 Harrison Ford - American Hero
    • HIST Q231 Law in Modern America 
    • HIST Q232 American Trials
    • HIST Q238 Law in Early America 
    • HIST Q242 A History of New Orleans
    • HIST Q245 Louisiana History
    • HIST Q276 African-American History to 1865
    • HIST Q277 African-American History since 1865
    • HIST Q330 American Beginnings
    • HIST Q332 Revolutionary America
    • HIST Q336 History of the Old South
    • HIST Q337 The New South
    • HIST Q338 Civil War and Reconstruction
    • HIST Q340 U.S.: Gilded and Progressive Eras
    • HIST Q342 U.S.: The 20's and the 30's
    • HIST Q343 WWII to Present
    • HIST Q345 A History of Food in America
    • HIST T201 U.S. History from 1865
       
  • Check with AMST advisor for AMST-eligible First-Year Seminar courses.

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Asian Studies 

Students selecting the Asian Studies (ASST) minor complete the following courses for 21 credit hours with a 2.0 GPA:

  • Complete two of the following courses from different societies (Japan or China) for 6 crs:
    • HIST Q390 China to 1644
    • HIST Q391 Modern China
    • JPNS O250 Culture in Pre-Modern Japan
       
  • Complete five of the following courses for 15 crs:
    • CHIN A100 First Year Chinese I
    • CHIN A101 First Year Chinese II
    • CHIN A201 Intermediate Chinese II
    • HIST/JPNS A287 East Asian History
    • HSIT A313 Islam in China
    • HIST/JPNS A360 Punishment and Power in Modern Japan
    • HIST A370 History of India
    • HIST/JPNS A392 Japanese History I
    • HIST/JPNS A393 Japanese History II
    • HIST Q390 China to 1644
    • HIST Q391 Modern China
    • HIST T288 Middle East & Islam
    • HIST T289 Middle East 1600 - Present
    • JPNS A100 Modern Japanese I
    • JPNS A101 Modern Japanese II
    • JPNS A200 Intermediate Japanese I
    • JPNS A201 Intermediate Japanese II
    • JPNS A480 Capstone
    • JPNS N250/O250 Culture in Pre-Modern Japan
    • JPNS O267 Japanese Film & Culture
    • POLS A315 International Relations
    • POLS A320 U.S. Foreign Policy
    • POLS X325 International Relations of East Asia
    • RELS A310 Religions of Asia
    • RELS A411 Hindu Theology
    • RELS V253 Varieties of Hindu Traditions
    • RELS V260 Introduction to Islam
    • RELS V277 Tibetan & Indian Religions
    • RELS V377 Buddhism Across Asia
  • Please check with the program director for additional course offerings and seminars that may be eligible for ASST program completion.

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Catholic Studies

Students selecting the Catholic Studies (CATH) minor complete the following courses for 21 credit hours with a 2.0 GPA:

  • RELS S247 New Testament as Literature (or New Testament equivalent course approved by Catholic Studies Director)
  • RELS S252 Catholicism
  • Complete five of the courses listed below for 15 crs. Must include at least one additional Catholic Studies course from RELS and at least two courses in departments other than RELS. 
    • ENGL A316 Medieval Literature
    • HIST Q306 Middle Ages
    • HIST Q307 Saints & Demons in Medieval Europe
    • HIST Q310 Age of Reformation
    • HIST T240 Women in the Middle Ages
    • HIST T256 The Crusades
    • PHIL A340 Being and God
    • PHIL A405 History of Medieval Philosophy
    • PHIL A408 Thomas Aquinas
    • PHIL A491 Seminar: Medieval Philosophy
    • PHIL U270 Philosophy and Religion in the Middle Ages
    • PHIL U278 Philosophy of God
    • PHYS Y130/RELS S330 Faith, Science, and Religion
    • RELS A200 Early Christian Thought
    • RELS A201 Medieval Christian Thought
    • RELS A255 Synoptic Gospels
    • RELS A300 Pauline Writings
    • RELS A315 Johannine Literature
    • RELS A320 The Christian God
    • RELS A350 Christology
    • RELS A354 Dynamics of Salvation
    • RELS A358 Ecumenical Theology
    • RELS A400 Theology of Vatican II
    • RELS S220 Bibilcal Literature in Roman and Medieval Context
    • RELS S238 Christianity and Liberation
    • RELS S242 Christian Ethics
    • RELS S270 Jesus Christ
    • RELS S330/PHYS Y130 Faith, Science, and Religion
    • RELS S336 Parables of Jesus
    • RELS S339 Experience of Grace
    • RELS S344 Social Policy and the Christian
    • RELS S348 Christian Origins
    • RELS S358 Ignatius Loyola
    • RELS S386 Medieval Synthesis
    • RELS S388 Sin: History of an Idea
  • Check with the program director for additional course offerings and seminars that may be eligible for CATH program completion.

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Legal Studies

The Legal Studies (LGST) minor requires students to take seven courses for 21 crs, spread across at least two colleges and three departments. No more than two courses may come from the same department. Students may not use a course from their major to fulfill a minor requirement. A 2.0 GPA is required for this minor. Eligible courses for this minor include: 

  • College of Arts & Sciences
    • Classical Studies 
      • CLHU A238 Justice in Greek Literature
    • Criminology & Justice
      • CRIM A105 Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems
      • CRIM A110 Criminology: Fundamentals*
      • CRIM A313 Criminal Evidence
      • CRIM A320 Violent Offenders
      • CRIM A330 Correctional Institutions
      • CRIM A345 Seminar: Constitutional Law
      • CRIM A380 Ethics and Politics of Criminal Justice
      • CRIM A405 Criminal Law
      • CRIM A430 Legal Research and Writing
    • History
      • HIST Q231 Law and Modern America
      • HIST Q232 American Trials
      • HIST Q238 Law in Early America
      • HIST Q305 Medieval Crime and Community
      • HIST Q360 Punishment and Power in Modern Japan
    • Philosophy
      • PHIL A225 Philosophy of Law
      • PHIL W234 Medical Ethics
      • PHIL W235 Ethics of Rights
      • PHIL W244 Law and Morality
    • Political Science
      • POLS A212 The Legislative Process
      • POLS A218 Courts/Judges/Politics
      • POLS A300 Constitutional Law I
      • POLS A301 Constitutional Law II
      • POLS X262 Law / Politics / Gay Rights
    • Psychology
      • PSYC A215 Psychology & the Law
    • Religious Studies
      • RELS A400 Theology of Vatican II
      • RELS S344 Social Policy and the Christian
      • RELS V228 Islamic Law
      • RELS V396 Law: Ancient World
    • Sociology
      • SOCI A215 Criminal Behavior
      • SOCI A315 Delinquency and Justice
      • SOCI X252 Violence in Society
  • College of Business 
    • ECON B330 Law and Economics
    • INTB B310 Law for International Relations
    • LGST B200 Business Law
    • LGST B205 Legal Environment of Business
    • LGST B310 Law for International Business
  • College of Music & Media
    • Mass Communication
      • CMMN A355 Covering the Courts
      • CMMN A401 Law of Mass Communication
      • CMMN A451 Media and American Courts
    • Music Industry Studies
      • MUIN M201 Arts & Entertainment Legal Issues I
      • MUIN M301 Legal Issues II
         
  • Please check with the program director for additional course offerings and seminars that may be eligible for LGST program completion.

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Medieval Studies

Students selecting the Medieval Studies (MEST) minor complete any the following courses for 18 credit hours with a 2.0 GPA:

  • Medieval History - complete one of the following courses for 3 crs: 
    • HIST Q305 Medieval Crime & Community
    • HIST Q306 Middle Ages
    • HIST Q307 Saints & Demons in Medieval Europe
    • HIST T240 Women in the Middle Ages
    • HIST T256 The Crusades
       
  • Medieval Literature - complete one of the following courses for 3 crs:
    • ENGL A316 Medieval Literature
    • ENGL A340 The Canterbury Tales
    • ENGL A424 Medieval Drama
    • ENGL O288 Vikings: Warrior Poets
    • ENGL O299 Arthurian Legend
    • SPAN A310 Survey of Spanish Literature
       
  • Medieval Thought - complete one of the following courses for 3 crs:
    • PHIL A405 History of Medieval Philosophy
    • PHIL A408 Thomas Aquinas 
    • PHIL A491 Major Seminar: Medieval
    • PHIL U270 Philosophy and Religion in the Middle Ages
       
  • Complete any three Medieval Studies eligible courses for 9 crs. These courses can be selected from any list above or any additional courses listed below:
    • ARTH O160 Introduction to Art History 1
    • ARTH O220 Medieval Art
    • FREN A320 Culture and Civilization I
    • HIST Q381 English History to 1688
    • HIST T258 Medicine in the Medieval West
    • HIST T288 Middle East and Islam 600-1650
    • LATN A435 Medieval Latin
    • MUGN O206 Music & Art in the Middle Ages & Renaissance
    • PHIL U278 Philosophy of God
    • RELS S285 Heresies & Heretics
  • Please check with the program director for additional course offerings and seminars that may be eligible for MEST program completion.

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Middle East Peace Studies

Students selecting the Middle East Peace Studies (MEPS) minor complete any the following courses for 21 credit hours with a 2.0 GPA:

  • HIST Q254 Palestinians & Israelis
     
  • Middle East Studies - complete any 3 of the courses below for 9 crs: 
    • HIST Q357 Modern Iran
    • HIST T256 The Crusades
    • HIST T288 Middle East & Islam 600-1650
    • HIST T289 Middle East 1650 to Present
    • RELS V228 Islamic Law
    • RELS V246 Judaism
    • RELS V260 Introduction to Islam
    • Arabic language courses taken at another institution may be considered for inclusion in this section. Please see the MEPS advisor for which language level qualifies. 
       
  • Complete 9 crs. of the courses listed below; with at least 1 course from each section:
    • Normative Views:
      • ENGL N212 WAL: How to Tell a True War Story
      • PHIL W235 Ethics of Rights
    • Historical and Institutional Practices:
      • HIST Q230 Oppression & Resistance
      • POLS A315 International Relations
      • POLS A320 U.S. Foreign Policy
      • POLS A341 International Organizations
  • Please check with the program director for additional course offerings and seminars that may be eligible for MEPS program completion.

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New Orleans Studies

Students selecting the New Orleans Studies (NOST) minor complete any the following courses for 21 credit hours with a 2.0 GPA:

  • HIST A240 History of New Orleans
     
  • Complete six of the following courses from at least disciplines for 18 crs:
    • BIOL Y244 Ecology of the Mississippi River Delta
    • CMMN A369 Documentary Photography
    • ENGL A350 New Orleans in Literature
    • ENGL A351 Louisiana Literature
    • ENGL A438 Southern Literature
    • ENGL A466 Southern Women Writers
    • HIST A404 New Orleans Oral Histories
    • HIST Q232 Africa and its Diasporas
    • HIST Q245 Louisiana History
    • HIST Q336 History of the Old South
    • HIST Q337 History of the New South
    • HIST Q338 Civil War and Reconstruction
    • LIBR G450 Researching New Orleans (1 cr.)
    • MUGN O246 History of New Orleans Music
    • POLS A220 Urban Process
    • SOCI A242 Sociology of Mardi Gras
    • SOCI A285 Sociology of Disaster
    • SOCI A323 Social Justice in New Orleans
    • THEA O243 Black Theatre 1940 - Present
       
  • Please check with the program director for additional course offerings and seminars that may be eligible for NOST program completion. First Year Seminars with a New Orleans topic or focus may be eligible for inclusion as well. 
     
  • Internships (497), research projects (498) and independent studies (499) can be arranged with permission of the minor adviser.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to complete a final thesis, internship or another approved project as one of their courses. The thesis option requires students to write their theses within their major departments with a required one-hour course in information literacy offered by the library faculty (LIBRG450).

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Religion and Media

Students selecting the Religion and Media minor complete the following courses for 18 credit hours with a 2.0 GPA: 

  • Required Courses for 6 crs
    • CMMN A100 Introduction to Mass Communication
    • RELS V244 Religion, Media, and Culture
       
  • Select 12 crs from the following courses
    • RELS A370 Religion and Media
    • RELS S230 Bible in the Media
    • RELS V222 Religion, Secularism, and Discrimination
    • RELS V254 Islamophobia and its Media Coverage
    • RELS V327 Religion in the News
  • Please check with the program director for additional course offerings and seminars that may be eligible for Religion and Media program completion.

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Women’s Studies

Students selecting the Women’s Studies (WMST) minor complete any the following courses for 21 credit hours with a 2.0 GPA:

  • Complete one of the following courses for 3 crs:
    • HIST Q268 Gender and Nation
    • PHIL U241 Philosophical Perspectives on Women
    • SOCI A250 Sociology of Gender
  • Complete six of the following elective courses if not taken above for 18 crs. Courses must be selected from at least 3 departments:
    • ARTH O236 Women in Art
    • CMMN A455 Media and Gender
    • CRIM A280 Domestic Violence
    • CRIM A410 Women and Crime
    • ENGL A385 Women Writers
    • ENGL A410 Writing Gender
    • ENGL A466 Southern Women Writers
    • HIST Q268 Gender and Nation
    • HIST Q352 Women in African History
    • HIST T240 Women in the Middle Ages
    • MUGN O204 Women in Music
    • PHIL U222 Philosophy and Feminism
    • PHIL U241 Philosophical Perspectives on Women
    • PHIL U254 Postmodernism and Feminism
    • POLS A235 Gender & Global Politics
    • PSYC A327 Studies in the Psychology of Woman
    • RELS A417 Women, Religion, Culture
    • RELS S343 Women in the Christianity
    • RELS V281 Women in World Religions
    • RELS V265 Ecofeminist Theologies and Spiritualities
    • SOCI A240 Sociology of the Family
    • SOCI A250 Sociology of Gender
    • SOCI A255 Sociology of Sexualities
    • SOCI A321 Body, Society, & Health
    • VISA A285 Cinematic Representations of Cross-Gendered Performances
    • WMST T121 Any WMST First-Year Seminar
       
  • Elective Choice: either HIST Q230 Oppression & Resistance OR SOCI X305 Social / Political Inequality can be taken for WMNA credit, but not both.
     
  • Please check with the program director for additional course offerings and seminars that may be eligible for WMST program completion.

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Loyola Core

Loyola’s holistic undergraduate curriculum, which is deeply grounded in Jesuit values and the liberal arts and sciences, is designed to form “students as scholars” who upon graduation have understanding of epistemological theories as well as disciplinary content knowledge, critical thinking skills, self awareness, and a commitment to lifelong learning and lifelong service. 

The Loyola Core stands as a clear expression of the Jesuit vision of education and provides a foundation in a genuinely humanistic education - philosophy, religious studies, literature, history, the sciences, and the arts - complementing the major fields of study of every undergraduate's program. Loyola Core courses will present a wide variety of topics in context, and the program delivers a college-level foundation for the development of critical thinking, oral and written communication, quantitative reasoning, information literacy, and ethical reasoning.

Overview

The Loyola Core involves at least 42 credit hours in 14 requirement areas that satisfy specific areas of study to provide the basis of the liberal arts undergraduate education founded in the nearly 500 year old Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person. One requirement serves as an introductory course to each student's major academic program. In terms of curricular design, this means Loyola Core completion requires 13 courses (at least 39 credit hours) within the Loyola Core, and 1 course (at least 3 credit hours) assigned by each program to the major. Some majors do require 4 credit hour Mathematics courses or Natural Science courses with 1 credit hour lab requirements that slightly increase the number of Loyola Core credit hours.  

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Foundations Area

The 4 courses in the Foundation area are designed for students in their first undergraduate year. Each course provides a solid college-level academic foundation for all undergraduate programs at Loyola, and delivers skills and competencies that will be used throughout the Loyola college experience.

  • First-Year Seminar
    Most incoming students will take this course in their first undergraduate semester. This issues-based, interdisciplinary seminar introduces students to college-level thinking and learning, as well as the Jesuit values at the core of a Loyola education. First-Year Seminars can come from any department or area, but all carry the same course number “T121.”  
     
  • English Composition
    The English Composition requirement is satisfied by ENGL T122 Critical Reading & Writing. English majors take ENGL A205 Writing About Texts. English placement standards can be found in the Academic Regulations section of the University Bulletin.
     
  • Mathematics
    The college-level Mathematics requirement is determined by each student’s major. Mathematics placement standards can be found in the Academic Regulations section of the University Bulletin.  
     
  • Science
    The Foundations Science requirement can be satisfied with SCIE T129 Investigating Nature, or any introductory course offered by Biology, Chemistry, or Physics. Majors in the Natural Sciences will often have a specific course requirement designated for this area of the Loyola Core. 

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Knowledge & Values Area

Knowledge & Values courses deliver skills and competencies while focusing on a topic or theme in context, relating that topic to larger ideas in the field of study. Flexibility on course topic or theme is built into the Loyola Core, allowing students to explore areas of interest within the larger scope of the required disciplinary or interdisciplinary area. Knowledge & Values courses should be taken within 3 years, but must be completed before graduation.

In most undergraduate programs, the required introductory course for the major satisfies one of the areas within the Knowledge & Values section.

  • Creative Arts & Cultures (CAC)
    Courses fulfilling the CAC requirement focus on the study of artistic expression in practice across history and cultures. Topics can involve art history, appreciation of the fine arts, music criticism, or explorations of creative writing and film. CAC course numbers are designated with the letter “O.”
     
  • History 1
    Students will take two History courses within the Loyola Core. The introductory History 1 course numbers are HIST courses designated with the letter “T.”
     
  • History 2
    Students will take two History courses within the Loyola Core. The intermediate History 2 course numbers are HIST courses designated with the letter “Q.” 
     
  • Natural Science in Context
    Courses fulfilling the Natural Science in Context requirement make science relevant and personal. Students learn about quantitative, testable models to predict real-world phenomena along with interpreting and using data to form and support conclusions. Loyola Core Natural Science course numbers are designated with the letter “Y,” but introductory majors courses from Biology, Chemistry, or Physics can also satisfy this requirement. Majors in the Natural Sciences will often have a specific course requirement designated for this area of the Loyola Core.
     
  • Philosophy 1
    The introductory philosophy course for the Loyola Core is PHIL R122 Philosophy of the Human Person. The course covers major systematic areas of philosophical inquiry to provide a set of fundamental reasoning skills that can be applied to future coursework.
     
  • Philosophy 2
    Courses fulfilling the Philosophy 2 requirement examine fundamental philosophical questions on a focus area regarding knowledge, reality, and ethics. Philosophy 2 course numbers are PHIL courses designated with either a “U” or a “W.”
     
  • Religious Studies - Christian Traditions
    Christian Tradition courses engage in historical and analytical study of common practices, doctrines, literatures, institutions, figures and events within the large and diverse Christian religion. Course numbers are RELS courses designated with the letter “S.”
     
  • Religious Studies - World Religions
    World Religion courses examine significant events, individuals, and issues from one or more of the major world religions with reference to their continuity and influence in today’s pluralistic world. Focus could include Buddhist, Confucian, Daoist, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, and Sikh traditions as well as religions of Africa, Japan, Native America, and other regions. Course numbers are RELS courses designated with the letter “V.” 
     
  • Social Science
    Courses fulfilling the Social Science requirement examine key theoretical or conceptual frameworks for the study of the social world using the collection and critical examination of empirical data. Social Science courses can come from a number of departments, with course numbers designated with the letter “X.”
     
  • Writing About Literature (WAL)
    Courses fulfilling the WAL requirement focus on reading texts of various forms, approaching those texts from multiple critical angles, and the process of writing intensively and analytically about the critique. WAL courses are offered mostly through the English and Languages & Cultures departments, with course numbers designated with the letter “N.” 

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Professional and Continuing Studies

The Office of Professional and Continuing Studies (PACS) serves the non-traditional student population at Loyola University New Orleans by connecting interested individuals with certificates, non-credit professional development and personal enrichment courses, and customized contract training for business and industry.

Certificate Programs

Loyola offers both credit and non-credit certificate programs. Our credit certificates allow you to combine a set of undergraduate and graduate courses into a short, topic-focused program. Our non-credit certificates offer courses to help you develop specialized skills that are in high demand. Certificate programs include: 

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Loyola Institute for Ministry Certificates

The Loyola Institute for Ministry (LIM) facilitates several certificate programs. Detailed information about these programs is available in the LIM sections of the Bulletin

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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Music Education

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Music Education/Alternative Teacher Certification in Instrumental or Vocal Music is a program offered through the College of Music and Media, School of Music and Theatre Arts. This program is designed for students who have a bachelor's degree in music and want to be certified to teach instrumental or vocal music in K-12. 

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Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Certificate

The Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Certificate (PB-Health) is aimed at supporting recent graduates and career changers with a bachelor’s degree who have a drive and passion for a health-science career, but lack the courses required for entry into their program of choice. The PB-Health Certificate prepares students for study in medical school, dental school, veterinary school, physician assistant programs, physical therapy programs, and more.

Certificate requirements will vary depending on each participant’s previous undergraduate credit relative to the credit hour requirements of the health field they would like to pursue. Applicants should consult with a program advisor for detailed recommendations & certificate planning. 

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Pre-CPA Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Previously known as the Advanced Studies in Accounting certificate, the Pre-CPA Post-Baccalaureate Certificate is designed to allow any student with a completed Bachelor’s degree to earn the necessary credit hours and satisfy the educational requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination in the State of Louisiana. Bachelor's degrees can be in any field and from any accredited higher education institution.

The certificate consists of up to 48 credit hours in general business and specific accounting coursework. Students may transfer into the certificate program up to 24 credit hours of previously completed business or accounting coursework, and will typically complete 24-30 credit hours at Loyola to meet the credit hour and educational requirements to sit for the CPA.

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Summer Session

Loyola's Summer Session offers courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels in a variety of on-campus and online sessions. Summer courses offered are standard course offerings - Loyola students can apply them to their programs and visiting students can usually transfer them back to other colleges and universities. Visiting students should always check with their home institutions about the eligibility of transferring coursework. 
The summer session schedule is available on the Summer Session homepage and the Academic Calendars maintained by the Office of Student Records. Course information, class schedules, registration, and additional resources are available through the Loyola Online Records Access (LORA) system.

Admission

All Loyola students, any student in good standing at another university, and all entering freshmen are eligible to attend the summer sessions at Loyola. Visiting students and entering freshmen will need to contact the Office of Admissions. 

Regulations

All the general rules of the university apply, as described in this bulletin, with the following exception: a student may schedule no more than six credit hours per session (or seven, if one course is a laboratory science course) without the written permission of their associate dean, and only then if the student has a cumulative average of 3.0 or better. Loyola students desiring to attend summer sessions elsewhere must have prior written permission from their associate dean if they want such credits to apply toward a Loyola degree. Students are hereby cautioned that associate deans will only grant permission to take courses elsewhere when the student can demonstrate compelling reasons to do so.

Housing

Campus housing is available during the summer. For further information, refer to the Office of Residential Life.

Law

For information on summer law courses & sessions, contact the College of Law.

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University Honors Program

The Loyola University Honors Program (UHP) offers the opportunity for academically talented, highly motivated students to take challenging, discussion and writing intensive courses, to participate in special cultural and intellectual enrichment activities, and to engage in an Honors Living-Learning Community. The UHP is open to qualified students of all undergraduate colleges and majors.

Students with superior high school records or students with superior college records (GPA 3.5 or higher) are invited to apply to the UHP. Prospective and current Loyola students should complete and submit the relevant application for review. In addition to Honors coursework, students must also maintain the minimum grade point average of 3.3 and make normal progress toward graduation.

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Honors Admission

Students interested in joining Honors submit their Loyola application through the regular admissions process, but submit an additional application to the UHP. 

Incoming First-Year Students
The UHP is a rigorous academic program founded in the Jesuit liberal arts tradition. Although most students have a 3.8 or higher GPA, we know that there is a lot more to being an outstanding student than test scores and grades. We look for students who have not just done well academically, but who have demonstrated a commitment to their school, their community, their activities and organizations, or their family. We want students who are motivated to make the world a better place, and to create the community of relationships at the heart of honors. 

Qualified Transfer Students
Applications to the UHP will be accepted from qualified transfer students to Loyola University. Requirements include a 3.5 cumulative GPA from your previous college or university. Transfer students should keep in mind that full completion of the UHP requires at least 21 semester hours of Honors courses. Interested transfer students should contact the Honors Director to discuss how entering the UHP will affect their degree program, based on eligible transfer credits.

Currently Enrolled Students
Students at Loyola who achieve academic excellence in their first year may apply to enter the Honors Program. A Loyola GPA of 3.5 is required for consideration, as well as a writing sample and a faculty recommendation. Please contact the Honors Director or Coordinator of Student Services if you are interested in applying to the program and to discuss how entering the UHP will affect your degree program. Because of the number of Honors credits required for successful program completion, it is recommended that the transfer occur by spring of sophomore year.

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Honors Curriculum

Participation in the UHP requires the successful completion of at least 22 credit hours of coursework with a 3.3 GPA. This Honors curriculum generally replaces the Loyola Core section of an undergraduate academic program, with degree requirements for the major, languages, adjunct courses, and electives remaining mostly the same according to the student’s chosen major program. Some programs will require more than 120 credit hours to complete when the Honors curriculum is included. 

  • Honors Foundation Requirements - 7 credit hours
  • Honors Disciplinary Requirements - at least 12 credit hours
  • Honors Major Requirements - 3 credit hours

Honors Foundation Requirements 
Students complete Honors Core courses for 7 crs: 

  • Honors First Year Interdisciplinary Humanities Seminar H121
  • HONS H193 Ignatian Colloquium (1 cr)
  • Honors Ethics (H215). 
  • May be satisfied with an ethics course in the major. If not, an H215 course must be used to fulfill at least one Honors Disciplinary Requirement.
  • Social Justice Seminar (H396) 

Honors Disciplinary Requirements 
Students will select at least 12 crs from a variety of courses that satisfy a specific Honors Seminar requirement. All Honors Seminar eligible courses are usually indicated by the number H295, though there are slight variations. It is imperative that a student meet with the UHP during the advising period to determine what course will go toward what requirement.

  • Creative Arts & Cultures
    • May be satisfied with either an H295 seminar or with credits in performance or practice-based arts courses (three credits in ballet or painting, for example). The latter option must be approved by the UHP prior to the student taking the course.
  • History
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
    • Requirements for Mathematics and Natural Science may be fulfilled by an A-level course in the major or with approved AP credit. Students who are required to take A-level Mathematics and/or Natural Science courses in their major are not required to take an additional Honors Seminar.
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies

Honors Major Requirements 
Students must complete 3 crs of thesis work within the major, either as a part of Honors Thesis requirement or a department equivalent where available. Some majors have thesis requirements above 3 crs, in which case the total number of credit hours for thesis work may vary. 

  • HONS H491 or Department Equivalent

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Honors Degree Plans

Degree Program Course Listings (DPCL) are available for every academic program that offers an Honors Program option. These detailed checklists of Honors and major requirements can be found alongside the major coursework for the programs. 

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