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College of Arts and Sciences

Scholarship, research, and service

The College of Arts and Sciences offers academic programs that teach students how to think, how to write, how to research, and how to learn.

At Loyola, you can prepare to become a certified secondary teacher in Classical Studies, English, Foreign Language, Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies. You can study pre-law, and pre-health programs with professional advisors, and benefit from professional and student tutors in the Student Success Center, Language Lab, and Math Lab.


Graduates of our programs have been awarded prestigious Rhodes, British Marshall, Mellon, Davies-Jackson and Fulbright scholarships. Learn more about our academic programs » 


Students in the College of Arts and Sciences have distinguished themselves in undergraduate research. Learn more about current research projects »

Faculty Success

Dr. Denney published his textbook (alongside co-author Dr. Allen Copenhaver) Media & Crime: Contemporary Issues with Kendall Hunt publishing.

This book offers an in-depth discussion of contemporary crime and media issues. Specifically, this book is the first of its kind to examine crime and media issues from a modern and approachable standpoint. Moreover, this book heavily focuses on how various forms of media interact with the three components of the criminal justice system (e.g., law enforcement, courts, and corrections). Topics in this book include:


·      Crime Construction and Real-World Effects

·      Crime Perceptions and Fear of Crime

·      Dramatization

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Student Success

Congratulations to fall 2022 Frugé Fellowship Recipient: Malaika Saleem

Malaika Saleem is a junior originally from Seattle, Washington. She is majoring in Sociology and double minoring in African and African American Studies and History. Malaika received the  Frugé Fellowship this fall for her demonstrated commitment to service within the New Orleans community and commitment to social justice advocacy. As a  Frugé Fellow, Malaika joins the Loyola Social Justice Scholars Program and will continue her service and activism work.

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University Honors Program

The Honors program is open to qualified students of all majors.

Immerse Yourself

Learn about the world through our study abroad and exchange programs.