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Accounting

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College of Business

This degree is designed to provide the technical and ethical background needed to succeed in either the public, private, or not-for-profit accounting sectors. Coursework fulfills the majority of requirements for most state certification exams.

Art, Bachelor Arts

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College of Music and Fine Arts

This major is designed to prepare students for careers in art galleries, art councils, museums, and collections management. Includes areas of emphasis in ceramics, drawing, digital arts, painting, printmaking, and sculpture.

Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts

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College of Music and Fine Arts

Designed to help students develop not only technical expertise, but also a commitment to artistic quality and enhanced creative judgment. Fine Arts majors have the opportunity to exhibit their work in Loyola’s Collins C. Diboll Gallery. Course work includes painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, digital arts, photography, and art history. This major prepares students for life as a professional artist or for graduate studies in art.

Biological Sciences

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College of Arts and Sciences

This major provides an outstanding modern science education and preparation to compete in the best graduate and professional programs. Provides support for students pursuing health professional careers, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, optometry, podiatry, nursing, and related areas.

Biological Sciences with a Concentration in Cell and Molecular Biology

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College of Arts and Sciences

This program provides students with a strong foundation in cell biology and associated molecular and biochemical mechanisms controlling cell functions. A strong emphasis is placed on the interactions of DNA, RNA and proteins, as well as the regulation of these interactions.

Biological Sciences with a Concentration in Ecology and Evolution

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College of Arts and Sciences

This program examines the basic concepts of ecology, including the nature of ecosystems, energy flow, biogeochemical cycles, and characteristics of populations and communities of organisms. The role of humans in the ecosphere is emphasized, with particular attention to human population problems, food production, and pollution problems.

Biological Sciences with a Concentration in Marine Biology

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College of Arts and Sciences

This program examines diversity, physiology, ecology, and conservation of microbes, plants, and animals that live in the marine environment. Emphasis is placed on how marine organisms have adapted to living in their environment and how humans depend upon and affect marine ecosystems.

Biological Sciences with a Concentration in Pre-health

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College of Arts and Sciences

This program is designed to guide the student into coursework that will prepare them for health professional schools and careers in health care. A strong emphasis is placed on understanding human biology at the cellular and organismal level as well as the biotic and abiotic environment that impacts human health.

Biological Sciences with Teacher's Certification

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College of Arts and Sciences

A central focus of the Biological Sciences is to engage students in the study of life through active learning in the classroom and through collaborative research in the laboratory and field. With coursework included for teacher’s certification, students will be prepared to teach in the secondary education setting (grades 6-12) and fulfill state requirements for a teaching certificate.

Biophysics Pre-Health

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College of Arts and Sciences

Prepares students who have a strong interest in physics and mathematics but who envision careers in health professions, as well as medical physics (non-MD), biophysics, and biomedical engineering.

Business Analytics

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College of Business

The Business Analytics major provides insight into the way organizations use data to make decisions and achieve their goals. A student with a degree in Business Analytics can work in nearly any area of business given the universal need for informed decision-making. Business analysts, in New Orleans and nationally, are in high demand in healthcare, information systems, tourism and hospitality, operations and logistics, financial services, market research and many other industries.

Business, General

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College of Business
This program offers undecided business students an opportunity to explore many areas of accounting, economics, finance, international business, management, and marketing so they can find their niche and select a major.

Chemistry

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College of Arts and Sciences

This major prepares students to enter directly into the chemical industry or pursue an advanced degree in any field of chemistry. Our program provides students with nationally competitive classroom and laboratory instruction coupled with a dynamic research program.

Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry/Pre-Med

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College of Arts and Sciences

This major combines a core set of chemistry courses with adjunct courses in biology, physics and mathematics to prepare students for graduate study in the health sciences, and in a wide variety of health-science fields including medical and dental school.

Chemistry with a concentration in Forensic Chemistry

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College of Arts and Sciences

This major focuses on forensic analytical techniques used in the field and in the laboratory. Graduates leave the program with both specialized chemical knowledge and substantial laboratory experience. The degree is designed to prepare students to step into a job in a forensic laboratory or to pursue an advanced degree in forensic chemistry.

Chemistry with a concentration in Teacher's Certification

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College of Arts and Sciences

This major prepares students to enter directly into the chemical industry or pursue an advanced degree in any field of chemistry. Our program provides students with nationally competitive classroom and laboratory instruction coupled with a dynamic research program. With coursework included for teacher’s certification, students will be prepared to teach in the secondary education setting (grades 6-12) and fulfill state requirements for a teaching certificate.

Classical Studies with a concentration in Classical Civilization

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College of Arts and Sciences

The program examines the art and archaeology, history, literature, and thought of the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. Students learn to analyze modes of expression and communication from antiquity.

Classical Studies with a concentration in Greek

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College of Arts and Sciences

Examines ancient Greek society in a variety of contexts. Students study the original language of Greek, texts in translation, and learn to analyze modes of expression and communication from antiquity.

Classical Studies with a concentration in Latin

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College of Arts and Sciences

Examines ancient Roman society in a variety of contexts. Students study the original language of Latin, texts in translation, and learn to analyze modes of expression and communication from antiquity.

Classical Studies with a concentration in Latin and Teacher Certification

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College of Arts and Sciences

Students study the original language of Latin, texts in translation, and learn to analyze modes of expression and communication from antiquity. With coursework included for teacher’s certification, students will be prepared to teach in the secondary education setting (grades 6-12) and fulfill state requirements for a teaching certificate.

Composition

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College of Music and Fine Arts

This major concentration is designed to prepare students for graduate work in composition or for freelance work as composers, copyists, or arrangers. The curriculum includes a strong emphasis on analog and digital synthesis and on current computer applications for the preparation of musical scores. Additional course work is available in recording technologies.

Computational Mathematics

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College of Arts and Sciences

This major ensures students master knowledge of mathematical concepts and techniques. Coursework includes programming, applied scientific computing, computational mathematics, and a capstone research project. This degree prepares students for graduate work in numerical analysis and statistics.

Computer Information Systems

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College of Arts and Sciences

This major equips students for the practical application of technology in a wide range of categories. Coursework includes information systems theory and practice, programming, and relational databases.

Computer Science

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College of Arts and Sciences

You will start by learning basic programming skills in commonly used programming languages. You’ll learn algorithms and data structures, operating systems, and more advanced programming languages. Students will conclude their studies with internships at local and regional companies using the skills in their discipline.

Computer Science with Game Programming

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College of Arts and Sciences

Designed as a focused version of the Computer Science degree, the game programming track also spans basic programming concepts to advanced core topics. It expands a student’s knowledge by offering an eclectic set of electives including Game as Art, Media Play, Doing Things with Videogames, Videogames and Literature, Artificial Intelligence, and Advanced Graphics.

Criminology & Justice

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College of Arts and Sciences

This program provides a strong social science research component, directed toward evaluating the effectiveness of criminal justice and other auxiliary programs. Students learn about conducting original research and critiquing agency-generated research. This program prepares students for careers in criminal justice and the legal field. Many students find the program an excellent pre-law curriculum.

Design

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College of Music and Fine Arts

This major prepares students for a wide-range of career options as a graphic design professional from motion graphics and web design to exhibitions and careers in education.

Digital Filmmaking

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College of Music and Fine Arts

This major is for students who wish to learn how to write, direct, and produce films. Students take courses in film production management, development and distribution, screenwriting, film lighting, cinematography, audio, video editing, legal issues/finance/marketing for the arts and entertainment industry, visual effects, directing, digital pre-visualization, and post-production sound among others.

Economics, Bachelor of Arts

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College of Arts and Sciences

This program emphasizes understanding how interactions among people in their roles as consumers and producers, and as individuals or members of social, cultural, political, and economic organizations, are coordinated. This program offers an excellent basis for graduate study in economics or business as well as preparation for law school.

Economics, Bachelor of Business Administration

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College of Business

This major is designed to provide an understanding of economic processes and the ability to critically analyze economic issues. This program offers an excellent basis for graduate study in economics or business as well as preparation for law school.

English Literature with Teacher's Certification

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College of Arts and Sciences

Students in this major concentration receive a strong foundation in classical and contemporary works, with writing style and skills emphasized in every course. Coursework covers Medieval, Renaissance, Restoration/18th-century, 19th-century, and American literature before 1900, as well as critical theory. With coursework included for teacher’s certification, students will be prepared to teach in the secondary education setting (grades 6-12) and fulfill state requirements for a teaching certificate.

English Writing with Teacher's Certification

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College of Arts and Sciences

This major concentration offers students an opportunity to master the art of the written word. Students take five literature and six writing courses. Students complete an internship at a magazine, business, or school. Many also work with the New Orleans Review, a nationally prominent literary periodical sponsored by the department. With coursework included for teacher’s certification, students will be prepared to teach in the secondary education setting (grades 6-12) and fulfill state requirements for a teaching certificate.

English, Film + Digital Media

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College of Arts and Sciences

This major concentration combines courses in film history, analysis and theory, and involves the presentation of creative texts through digital media, including e-readers and the Internet. This program emphasizes the critical study of film as an art form, giving students a solid knowledge of the history and aesthetics of film as well as exposure to the various methodological approaches of cinema studies as an academic discipline.

English, Literature

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College of Arts and Sciences

Literature majors study the vast expanse of literature written in English from medieval dramas to Romantic poetry to Indian short stories to contemporary graphic novels. The major is designed to prepare students for graduate study and a teaching career in literature as well as various professional fields.

English, Writing

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College of Arts and Sciences

This major concentration offers students an opportunity to master the art of the written word. Students take five literature and six writing courses. Students complete an internship at a magazine, business, or school. Many also work with the New Orleans Review, a nationally prominent literary periodical sponsored by the department.

Environmental Science with Teacher's Certification

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College of Arts and Sciences

This program introduces students to the global and regional environmental issues facing the planet today, and provides students with the knowledge and problem-solving skills that will enable them to understand our ecosystems and contribute to their future well-being. This program prepares students for graduate programs in ecology, natural resource management, and related fields. With coursework included for teacher’s certification, students will be prepared to teach in the secondary education setting (grades 6-12) and fulfill state requirements for a teaching certificate.

Environmental Science, Biological Sciences

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College of Arts and Sciences

This program introduces students to the global and regional environmental issues facing the planet today, and provides students with the knowledge and problem-solving skills that will enable them to understand our ecosystems and contribute to their future well-being. Prepares students for graduate programs in ecology, natural resource management, and related fields.

Environmental Studies, Humanities

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College of Arts and Sciences

This major concentration introduces students to the global and regional environmental issues facing the planet today, and provides students with the knowledge and problem-solving skills that will enable them to understand our ecosystems and contribute to their future well-being.

Environmental Studies, Social Sciences

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College of Arts and Sciences

This major concentration introduces students to the global and regional environmental issues facing the planet today, and provides students with the knowledge and problem-solving skills that will enable them to understand our ecosystems and contribute to their future well-being. Prepares students for graduate programs in the social and behavioral sciences, humanities and law school.

Finance

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College of Business

The discipline of finance is not for everyone, as it is one of the most challenging of all business majors. But, if you are willing to work hard, are attracted to a challenge, are a mathematical and logical thinker, and want a career that will put you in the heart of the business decision-making process and give you an invaluable set of knowledge and skills, then a degree in finance is for you.

Food Studies

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College of Arts and Sciences

Access to food is an urgent justice issue, and Loyola’s food studies major prepares students to face that issue in all its complexity. Students learn the systems that bring food from the farm to the plate, the forces that influence food equity, and the culture and industry of food. The food studies major prepares students for careers in fields as diverse as policymaking, food policy advocacy, food journalism, food criticism, food entrepreneurship, and consulting.

French with Teacher's Certification

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College of Arts and Sciences

This major encourages and challenges students to reach competency in French. Coursework combines language, literature, culture and film classes. With coursework included for teacher’s certification, students will be prepared to teach in the secondary education setting (grades 6-12) and fulfill state requirements for a teaching certificate.

General Studies, Humanities

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College of Arts and Sciences

Many students enter college undecided about the field of study they would like to pursue. For students still exploring their educational and/or career goals, Loyola University New Orleans offers the General Studies Program. This program encourages students to identify their intellectual strengths and interests by taking courses in the Common Curriculum and introductory courses in a variety of academic disciplines to help them determine their scholastic path. Students who are interested in the humanities will focus on coursework in Classical Studies, English, the Environment, History, Languages and Cultures, Philosophy, and Religious Studies.

General Studies, Natural Science

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College of Arts and Sciences

Many students enter college undecided about the field of study they would like to pursue. For students still exploring their educational and/or career goals, Loyola University New Orleans offers the General Studies Program. This program encourages students to identify their intellectual strengths and interests by taking courses in the Common Curriculum and introductory courses in a variety of academic disciplines to help them determine their scholastic path. Students who are interested in the natural sciences will focus on coursework in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, the Environment, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and Psychological Sciences.

General Studies, Social Sciences

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College of Arts and Sciences

Many students enter college undecided about the field of study they would like to pursue. For students still exploring their educational and/or career goals, Loyola University New Orleans offers the General Studies Program. This program encourages students to identify their intellectual strengths and interests by taking courses in the Common Curriculum and introductory courses in a variety of academic disciplines to help them determine their scholastic path. Students who are interested in the social sciences will focus on coursework in Criminology & Justice, Mass Communication, Political Science, Sociology, and Nursing.

History

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College of Arts and Sciences

This major provides students with skills in historical research and analysis, a chronological understanding of the past, and factual knowledge of specific historical periods. Study yields an appreciation of U.S. history as well as the histories of other peoples and cultures that enhances multicultural understanding in the workplace and in everyday society.

History with a concentration in International Studies

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College of Arts and Sciences

The International Studies concentration within the History degree provides students with knowledge and analytical skills that are useful for international careers in development, aid, diplomacy, journalism, business, and academia. The program harnesses the strengths of the History department in the study of Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, Latin America, and Europe.

History with a concentration in Pre-Law History

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College of Arts and Sciences

This major provides students with skills in historical research and analysis, a chronological understanding of the past, and factual knowledge of specific historical periods. Students interested in a career in law will take courses that specifically prepare them for law school admission.

History with Teacher's Certification

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College of Arts and Sciences

This major provides students with skills in historical research and analysis, a chronological understanding of the past, and factual knowledge of specific historical periods. Courses include those with an appreciation of U.S. history as well as the histories of other peoples and cultures that enhances multicultural understanding in the workplace and in everyday society. With coursework included for teacher’s certification, students will be prepared to teach in the secondary education setting (grades 6-12) and fulfill state requirements for a teaching certificate.

Interaction Design

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College of Music and Fine Arts

The program in Interaction Design will teach you to use the techniques of graphic design to fully realize the capabilities of the new media environment based on both user experience design (UX) and user interface design (UI) so that you can make a career of making meaningful connections between people and the technology that shapes our world.

International Business

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College of Business

This major prepares students to step into leadership positions in international organizations that conduct business worldwide.

Jazz Studies

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College of Music and Fine Arts

This major concentration is designed for brass, woodwind, and rhythm instrumentalists. Courses for our program include: jazz improvisation, jazz combo, jazz composition and arranging, and evolution of jazz styles.

Languages & Cultures with a concentration in French

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College of Arts and Sciences

Louisiana is an amazing place to study French because of our rich French, Creole, and Cajun heritage. Students study language, art, music, poetry, film, and other subjects in New Orleans and abroad. They have the possibility of studying at 32 different universities in France as well as universities in Morocco and Martinique.

Languages & Cultures with a concentration in Latin American Studies

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College of Arts and Sciences

This major provides an opportunity to tailor your studies to your interests and future professional goals. The requirements for this program depend on your level of fluency in Spanish. You can choose to focus your studies on one region of Latin America or to study many disciplines at once.

Languages & Cultures with a concentration in Spanish

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College of Arts and Sciences

This major helps students to understand and integrate in their own life many facets of Spanish cultures and languages, from both Latin America and Spain. A student’s individual level of Spanish language proficiency upon entering the program will determine the specific degree requirements. There are many study aborad opportunities for you to study abroad are built into the program and are strongly encouraged.

Management

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College of Business

This major is one of the broadest in scope of all business disciplines, which translates into career flexibility. With a management major, you can be a successful manager, leader, or visionary entrepreneur in any field or industry.

Marketing

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College of Business

This major will show you how to get ahead of the curve. You'll be ready for a lucrative and exciting career in new product design and development, corporate brand management, special events planning and promotion, market research, or consumer analysis.

Mass Communication, Journalism

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College of Music and Fine Arts

This major provides students with basic journalism skills, including techniques for asking questions, analysis of information, newswriting and reporting. Students also learn the history of how American journalism developed, the meaning of press freedom in the United States, and the social, political and ethical responsibilities of journalists.

Mass Communication, Strategic Communications (Advertising/Public Relations)

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College of Music and Fine Arts

This major focuses on the persuasive communications of advertising and public relations. Students focusing on advertising get a strong foundation in research methods, copywriting, and design. Students focusing on public relations develop the expertise needed to facilitate mutual understanding among groups and institutions.

Mathematics

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College of Arts and Sciences

This major ensures students master knowledge of mathematical concepts and techniques, preparing you for graduate work in topology or abstract algebra and careers in high-demand fields such as banking, finance, technology, science, engineering, and research.

Mathematics, Liberal Arts

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College of Arts and Sciences

This major ensures students understand mathematical concepts and techniques for lucrative careers in a variety of high-demand fields including aerodynamics, electronics, marketing, social engineering, opinion analysis, telecommunications, insurance, accounting, automation, management, computer applications, sales, teaching and government operations or research.

Music Education, Instrumental

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College of Music and Fine Arts

This major concentration provides an opportunity for talented students to enhance musical skills and bring them to a professional level. After graduation, you’ll have all the skills you need to inspire a new generation of artists as a music teacher.

Music Education, Vocal Performance

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College of Music and Fine Arts

This major concentration offers the essential vocal training needed to advance into professional and educational settings. Our voice faculty brings the highest level of professionalism and performing experience. Graduates are well prepared for professional careers in opera, higher education, and other teaching roles.

Music Education, Vocal with General Music Concentration

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College of Music and Fine Arts

This major concentration offers the essential vocal training needed to advance into professional and educational settings. Our voice faculty brings the highest level of professionalism and performing experience. Graduates are well prepared for professional careers in opera, higher education, and other teaching roles.

Music Industry Studies

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College of Music and Fine Arts

This major places an emphasis in the areas of music and arts entrepreneurship such as legal studies, marketing, video production, audio recording, and management. This program teaches students the different languages of the music business and does not require a background in a musical instrument.

Music Industry Studies - Performance

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College of Music and Fine Arts

This major offers courses on legal issues in music, music marketing, music management, music administration, and multi-media production. While students learn the basics of the music business, they also gain a better understanding of their music instrument through applied study, music theory courses, and the opportunity to perform in ensembles.

Music Performance (Guitar, Keyboard, Orchestral, Vocal)

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College of Music and Fine Arts

All of our music performance students study with Loyola’s artist faculty who maintain professional careers and have extensive backgrounds. This major concentration includes coursework in music history and literature, performance, private instruction, music ensembles, and music theory.

Music Therapy

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College of Music and Fine Arts

This major offers hands on training to prepare students for a career in music therapy, a health profession that promotes wellness, alleviates pain, and helps others manage stress through music. Founded in 1957, our program is one of the oldest in the country and it’s endorsed by the American Music Therapy Association, Inc.

Music with Elective Studies

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College of Music and Fine Arts

All of our music performance students study with Loyola’s artist faculty who maintain professional careers and have extensive backgrounds. This major concentration includes coursework in music history and literature, performance, private instruction, music ensembles, and music theory.

Music, Bachelor of Arts

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College of Music and Fine Arts

This major includes intensive study in music theory, music history, and solo and ensemble performance. Students in this program complete a minor, or even a second major, in another field. This can prepare you for a career in either music or the other field, or in an area that combines the two. The flexibility of this degree lends itself well to pre-professional studies, and graduates have gone on to medical and law school. It’s also a particularly good starting point for graduate study in music history, music theory, and ethnomusicology.

Philosophy

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College of Arts and Sciences

This major develops critical reasoning and analytical writing skills, and it teaches students how to think clearly and rigorously about fundamental intellectual questions. This program provides an excellent preparation for graduate and professional school, as well as a wide variety of career paths, including law, government, and business.

Philosophy, Pre-Law

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College of Arts and Sciences

The Philosophy Pre-Law major is designed for students who want to investigate the basic moral and political concepts and traditions that shape contemporary legal thought. Philosophy provides the tools and perspectives to address the most difficult questions about law and society. Philosophy pre-law majors will also achieve a firm grounding in the history and problems of philosophy broadly conceived. The pre-law philosophy major offers an ideal preparation for students interested in careers in public policy, NGOs or government.

Physics

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College of Arts and Sciences

This major is designed for students intending to pursue graduate studies in physics or a closely related field.

Physics with a concentration in Liberal Arts

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College of Arts and Sciences

This major concentration is great for students who want the scientific and analytic training that a physics degree offers, but don’t plan on pursuing graduate studies in physics.

Physics with a concentration in Liberal Arts with Teacher Certification

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College of Arts and Sciences

This major concentration is great for students who want the scientific and analytic training that a physics degree offers, but don’t plan on pursuing graduate studies in physics.

Political Science

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College of Arts and Sciences

Political Science analyzes systems of government, ranging from cities to contemporary nation-states, as well as the theory and practice of politics and the resultant distribution of power and resources. Majors are trained to see the underlying relationships of political events and to develop general principles about the role of politics and political behavior in human society.

Popular and Commercial Music

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College of Music and Fine Arts

This major is for singer/songwriters, rock musicians, rappers, EDM artists, and other musicians who might not necessarily have a background in classical or jazz. This program includes courses in contemporary music theory, ensemble, style and practice, history and literature as well as business, legal, and technology courses students will need to sustain themselves and manage the businesses that result from their creative work.

Pre-Engineering (Physics)

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College of Arts and Sciences

Students interested in a career in engineering may pursue a major in physics specifically designed to prepare them for admission to an engineering program. Students take their first three years at Loyola and then pursue an engineering degree at another university for an additional two years. With the successful completion of the engineering degree, the student also earns a physics degree from Loyola. We currently have partnerships with engineering departments at the University of New Orleans and Tulane University's School of Engineering.

Pre-Law

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Students interested in a career in law may pursue a major in history or philosophy specifically designed to prepare them for law school admission. Students interested in a career in law need to look for majors that cultivate analytical / problem solving skills, critical reading, writing skills, oral communication / listening abilities, general research skills, task organization, public service, and the promotion of justice. In developing the pre-law concentrations in history or philosophy, Loyola has taken these criteria to heart to produce programs that fulfill those goals.

History | Philosophy

Pre-Med/Pre-Health

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Careers in health sciences are open to students from any major providing the student completes the courses required for entry into the professional school and qualifies through the National Examination required by that school. At Loyola, the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, and Psychology offer a curriculum for pre-medical and pre-health students, which prepare them to enter Professional and Graduate Schools in Medical Fields. Medical schools strongly encourage students to become broadly educated in non-science disciplines when they are undergraduates rather than to overspecialize in science courses. Courses in religious studies, English, Philosophy, Sociology, History, Political Sciences, Modern Foreign Languages and other Liberal Arts disciplines provide the breadth of knowledge needed to enrich the life of the student and ultimately the lives in his or her care.

Biochemistry | Biology | Biophysics | Psychology

Psychological Sciences

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College of Arts and Sciences

This major explores the human mind and behavior to help students pursue an advanced degree or a rewarding career helping others. A Psychological Sciences degree opens doors to a variety of career paths from clinical psychology to marriage counseling.

Religious Studies, Christianity

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College of Arts and Sciences

This major concentration offers an understanding of Christianity, its values and its impact upon human existence.

Religious Studies, World Religions

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College of Arts and Sciences

This major concentration program helps students achieve an understanding of the person as a religious believer and of the impact of religion upon human existence.

RN to BSN

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College of Graduate and Professional Studies

With a robust education grounded in Jesuit values from Loyola, you can enhance your practice as an RN with a degree that demonstrates your knowledge and ability to provide exceptional patient care.

Sociology

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College of Arts and Sciences

Through research and hands on experience, this major helps students gain a better understanding of people, their behavior, beliefs, organizations, problems and dreams. These skills translate to fulfilling careers in counseling, human resources and public relations after graduation.

Sociology with a concentration in Crime, Law & Social Control

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College of Arts and Sciences

This major explores the social forces that shape human behavior and the contemporary social world. This major is for students interested in a career in law, social justice, counseling, conflict management or graduate studies in sociology or criminology. Coursework includes Criminal Behavior, Social Problems, Violence in Society, Delinquency and Justice, and Violence and Human Rights.

Sociology with a concentration in Global Sociology

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College of Arts and Sciences

This major examines world society and how globalization affects all social processes. This major is for students interested in graduate work in anthropology, international and area studies, sociology, and/or careers such as international business, international relations, human resources, tourism and cultural exchange. Coursework includes Global Sociology, Cultural Anthropology, Intro to Haitian Society & Culture, Sociology of Food & Food Justice, and Global Environmental Crisis.

Sociology with a concentration in Social Justice & Inequalities

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College of Arts and Sciences

This major is increasingly important as the racial, ethnic, gender, and economic diversity of our society have increased and as social inequality in many instances has increased. This major is for students interested in a career in social services, healthcare, law, or politics. Coursework includes Social and Political Inequality, Social Problems, Body Society and Health, The Sixties, Sociology of Gender, Race Racism and Privilege, Race Class and Schools, and U.S. Civil Rights Movement.

Spanish with a concentration in Teacher's Certification

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College of Arts and Sciences

This major provides students a thorough understanding of Spanish cultures and language in preparation for careers in teaching, communication and cultural understanding.

Theatre Arts

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College of Music and Fine Arts

This major is designed to prepare students for work in professional or community theatre.

Theatre Arts & Musical Theatre

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College of Music and Fine Arts

The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts and Musical Theatre is an undergraduate degree building upon the liberal arts foundation of the theatre arts major by combining it with intensive training in acting, vocal performance, and dance. You’ll have exposure to casting directors, production managers and other theatre professionals through student forums.

Theatre Arts with Business Minor

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College of Music and Fine Arts

This major is designed for the student who is interested in arts management.

Urban and Electronic Music Production

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College of Music and Fine Arts
The first program of its kind in the United States, our Bachelor of Science in Urban & Electronic Music Production degree is designed to immerse you in the worlds of modern hip-hop, R&B, and EDM from your very first semester. With our state-of-the-art facilities and Grammy®-winning faculty, you’ll learn exactly how each component of the music industry works, as well as how to create a radio-ready track.

Visual Communication

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College of Music and Fine Arts

The Visual Communication degree can lead to careers fields such as advertising creative director, brand strategist, videographer, photographer or countless others, this program will, at its core, teach you to tell a story — introduce a brand or issue in a relevant way and promote it through the lens of a global camera. You’ve heard a picture is worth a thousand words. At Loyno, we’ll teach you the skills to decide which ones are worth a million.

Accounting
African and African American Studies
American Studies
Art & Art History
Asian Studies
Ballet
Biological Sciences
Business
Catholic Studies
Chemistry
Classical Civilizations
Classical Studies
Computational Science
Computer Science
Criminology & Justice
Digital Filmmaking
Economics
English
English - Writing
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Studies
Film Studies
Forensic Chemistry
Forensic Science
Game Studies
Graphic Design
History
History - Pre-Law
International Business
Languages and Cultures - French
Langues and Cultures - Spanish
Latin American Studies
Legal Studies
Legal Studies (Business)
Marketing
Mass Communication
Mathematical Sciences
Medieval Studies
Middle East Peace Studies
Music - Jazz Studies
Music Industry Studies
New Orleans Studies
Philosophy
Philosophy - Pre-Law
Physics
Political Science
Pre-M.B.A.
Psychological Sciences
Religion and Media
Religious Studies - Christianity
Religious Studies - World Religions
Sociology
Theatre Arts
Women's Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

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Online

Students explore diverse aspects of life, society, and human culture while gaining the knowledge and skills they need to enter the workplace, change careers, or complete academic work that they started elsewhere. Grounded in the Jesuit educational tradition that makes Loyola distinctive, this general studies online degree program provides a solid foundation in critical thinking and values-based decision-making.

Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication

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In today’s technology-driven world, it is more important than ever to be innovative and responsible in the dissemination of information to mass audiences. Loyola University New Orleans offers an online communication degree that trains visionary, ethical and entrepreneurial journalists and communication professionals.

Bachelor of Business Administration in Management

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The online BBA in Management provides broad coverage of all of the essential functional areas of business through the Business Core, as well as a deep dive through the Major requirements into the challenges facing managers and business leaders in a variety of organizations.

Bachelor of Criminology & Justice

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Loyola’s online criminal justice degree features a strong social science research component that allows students to take a deep dive into the field. Students learn how to conduct original research and critique agency-generated research. This program prepares students for a variety of careers in criminal justice.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems – Entrepreneurship

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The entrepreneurship track of computer information systems provides students with a robust breadth of knowledge of computer science and business principles. A student graduating with this degree will be well equipped to establish a small software company and will have the knowledge and skills to make this type of endeavor successful and sustainable. The required core principle business courses teach a common foundation of knowledge across primary fields of business: financing, accounting, management, marketing, and entrepreneurship. Combined with the technical computer science skill set, this degree is perfect for students interested in any small business enterprise.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems – Management Science

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This Computer Information Systems program prepares graduates for potentially hundreds of possible fulfilling professional positions. Every industry is impacted by the accelerating growth of technology, and students in computer and technology majors are no longer limited by narrowly defined technological occupations. Rather, students have the opportunity for employment in diverse fields ranging from public service to nonprofit work, and from traditional business environments to entrepreneurship and innovation.

Master of Business Administration

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Our online MBA program provides you the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of business, gain experience, and practice real-world business skills you can immediately apply at work from day one. Our curriculum is guided by our Jesuit roots, embracing ethics and experiential learning tactics in all our courses, while maintaining a high level of rigor from our excellent faculty. Our online program is AACSB accredited and allows you to earn your MBA in as little as two years. Optional specialization tracks in Marketing, Finance, Operations and Entrepreneurship provide an additional competitive advantage to our graduates once they complete their degree.

Master of Criminology & Justice

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Our Master of Criminology and Justice degree is a convenient one-year program, designed to serve students directly from completion of their undergraduate studies, or for those returning to study after beginning their careers. In addition to a variety of specialty criminal justice administration and criminology courses, graduate students learn advanced research methodology and data analysis skills.

Master of Pastoral Studies

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Christians are called to “go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15) through their everyday lives at home, work, and the larger communities to which they belong. Lay people working in variety of contexts including parishes, schools, diocesan offices, secular workplaces, or in the helping professions of medicine and social work can develop the theological and spiritual grounding necessary to become wiser and more effective ministers and leaders as they proclaim the Good News through their words and actions.

Master of Pastoral Studies (MPS) and Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Loyola University’s online Master of Pastoral Studies and Master of Business Administration program prepares graduates to add value to organizations and society through their application of business theory and practice to incorporate faith-based values into their work and embrace practices that support the common good.

Master of Religious Education

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Lay ministers working in a variety of religious education contexts work to promote within their students a sense of identity, reverence, and responsibility for life and the sacred. The Master of Religious Education degree at Loyola University provides educators with a broad and in-depth exploration of the field.

Plus-30 Credit-Completion Program

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If you hold a bachelor’s degree and are required by your state to earn additional credits in order to be eligible for licensure in your chosen field, this option is tailor-made for you. Plus-30 allows professionals needing credit-hour completion to take up to 30 additional post-baccalaureate credit hours to satisfy professional credentialing requirements.

BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice - Family Nurse Practitioner
Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)
Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Master of Criminology & Justice (M.C.J.)
Master of Music in Performance
Master of Music Therapy (M.M.T.)
Master of Pastoral Studies (M.P.S.)
Master of Pastoral Studies / Master of Business Administration (M.P.S./M.B.A.)
Master of Pastoral Studies / Master of Criminology & Justice (M.P.S./M.C.J.)
Master of Pastoral Studies / Master of Science in Counseling (M.P.S./M.S.C.)
Master of Religious Education (M.R.E.)
Master of Science in Counseling (M.S.)
Master of Science in Counseling / Master of Music Therapy (M.S.C./M.M.T.)
Master of Science in Counseling / Master of Science in Criminology & Justice (M.S.C./M.S.C.J.)
Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (online only)
Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator (online only)
Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Leadership (online only)
MSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice - Executive Leader (online only)
MSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice - Nurse Practitioner (online only)
RN to MSN Bridge
Juris Doctor
Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration
Juris Doctor/Master of Public Administration
Juris Doctor/Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Certificate in Environmental Law
Certificate in International Legal Studies
Certificate in Taxation
Certificates in Civil Law and Common Law
Extern Programs
International Programs
LL.M. in United States Law
Certificate in Forensic Science Investigation
Certificate in Music Education
Certificate in Pre-Health
Criminology and Justice, Bachelor of
Interdisciplinary Studies, Bachelor of
Nursing (RN to BSN - online only)