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 »
Dr. Allyn Schoeffler, assistant professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Earl and Gertrude Vicknair Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, received $89,000 from the Louisiana Board of Regents' Research Competitiveness Subprogram that will support undergraduate research in biochemistry for three years. Her project, "Molecular Determinants of Specialization in Bacterial Topoisomerases from Extreme Environments," will study adaptations in enzymes controlling DNA topology.
Congratulations to Pre-Health student Tomi John, who was recently crowned Homecoming Queen of 2021 and was awarded the Alumni Association Graduation Award and Grace of Ignatius Award!