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. Paul Barnes, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, co-authored an article published in Frontiers in Plant Science
"UV Screening in Native and Non-native Plant Species in the Tropical Alpine: Implications for Climate Change-Driven Migration of Species to Higher Elevations."
Iris Lopez and Brianna Jancuska accompanied Dr. Evan Zucker to Ranchería Josefa Ortiz de Dominquez located near the town of Balancán, Tabasco, in southeastern México, on the banks of the Usumacinta River, for a 3-week study of black howling monkeys during July 2017. There, one group of monkeys, containing one adult male, three adult females, one juvenile female, and one infant male, was observed. This group inhabited a forest fragment about 1.5 miles from the field station where the researchers lived, so walking at least 6 miles per day was typical.