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Accounting

Accounting
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.

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Music Education, Vocal

Music Education, Vocal
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.

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Business with Music Industry Studies Minor

Business with Music Industry Studies Minor
College of Music and Fine Arts

This program offers a business administration degree with a minor in music industry studies. Courses include Music Industry Forum, Intro to Music Industry Studies, Legal Issues, Music Management, Music Marketing, Music Finance, Music Entrepreneurship, and Music Industry Studies Senior Seminar.

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Music Education, Vocal with General Music

Music Education, Vocal with General Music
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.

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Business, General

Business, General
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.

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Music Industry Studies, Bachelor of Music

Music Industry Studies, Bachelor of Music
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.

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Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences
College of Humanities and Natural 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.

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Music Industry Studies, Bachelor of Science

Music Industry Studies, Bachelor of Science
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.

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Biochemistry

Biochemistry
College of Humanities and Natural 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, including medical and dental school. We also offer students the opportunity to become an expert in a field of chemistry by participating in undergraduate research.

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Music Therapy

Music Therapy
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.

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Chemistry

Chemistry
College of Humanities and Natural 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.

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Music, Bachelor of Arts

Music, Bachelor of Arts
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.

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Chemistry, Forensic Science

Chemistry, Forensic Science
College of Humanities and Natural 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.

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Music, Composition

Music, Composition
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.

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Classical Studies

Classical Studies
College of Humanities and Natural Sciences

This major examines ancient Roman and Greek society in a variety of contexts. Students study the original languages of Latin or Greek, texts in translation, or the ancient arts and cultures, and learn to analyze modes of expression and communication from antiquity.

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Music, Elective Studies

Music, Elective Studies
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.

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Communication, Journalism

Communication, Journalism
College of Social Sciences

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.

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Music, Guitar Performance

Music, Guitar Performance
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.

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Communication, Strategic Communications (Advertising/Public Relations)

Communication, Strategic Communications (Advertising/Public Relations)
College of Social Sciences

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.

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Music, Jazz Studies

Music, Jazz Studies
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.

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Computational Mathematics

Computational Mathematics
College of Humanities and Natural 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.

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Music, Keyboard Performance

Music, Keyboard Performance
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.

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Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Arts

Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Arts
College of Social 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.

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Music, Orchestral Instrumental Performance

Music, Orchestral Instrumental Performance
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.

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Design

Design
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.

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Music, Vocal Performance

Music, Vocal Performance
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.

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Digital Filmmaking

Digital Filmmaking
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.

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Philosophy

Philosophy
College of Humanities and Natural 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.

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Economics, Bachelor of Arts

Economics, Bachelor of Arts
College of Social 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.

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Philosophy, Pre-Law

Philosophy, Pre-Law
College of Humanities and Natural 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.

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Economics, Bachelor of Business Administration

Economics, Bachelor of Business Administration
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.

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Physics

Physics
College of Humanities and Natural Sciences

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

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English, Film + Digital Media

English, Film + Digital Media
College of Humanities and Natural 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.

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Physics, Liberal Arts

Physics, Liberal Arts
College of Humanities and Natural 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.

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English, Literature

English, Literature
College of Humanities and Natural 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.

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Political Science

Political Science
College of Social Sciences

This major provides students a full understanding of how to analyze individual and group motivation and behavior, think through working systems and institutions, and conduct research into how systems and institutions work.

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English, Writing

English, Writing
College of Humanities and Natural 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.

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Environmental Science, Biological Sciences

Environmental Science, Biological Sciences
College of Humanities and Natural 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.

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Pre-Engineering

Pre-Engineering

Students interested in a career in engineering may pursue a major in physics specifically designed to prepare them for admission 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.

Biological Sciences | Physics

Environmental Studies, Humanities

Environmental Studies, Humanities
College of Humanities and Natural 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.

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Pre-Law

Pre-Law

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

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Environmental Studies, Social Sciences

Environmental Studies, Social Sciences
College of Humanities and Natural 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.

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Pre-Med/Pre-Health

Pre-Med/Pre-Health

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 | Physics | Psychology

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Finance

Finance
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.

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Psychology

Psychology
College of Humanities and Natural Sciences

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

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French

French
College of Humanities and Natural Sciences

This major encourages and challenges students to reach competency in French. Coursework combines language, literature, culture and film classes.

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Religious Studies, Christianity

Religious Studies, Christianity
College of Humanities and Natural Sciences

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

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History

History
College of Humanities and Natural 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.

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Religious Studies, World Religions

Religious Studies, World Religions
College of Humanities and Natural 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.

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International Business

International Business
College of Business

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

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Sociology

Sociology
College of Social 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.

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Latin American Studies

Latin American Studies
College of Humanities and Natural 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.

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Spanish

Spanish
College of Humanities and Natural Sciences

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

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Management

Management
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.

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Studio Art, Bachelor of Arts

Studio Art, Bachelor of Arts
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.

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Marketing

Marketing
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.

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Studio Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts

Studio Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts
College of Music and Fine Arts

This major is designed to help you develop not only technical expertise, but also a solid commitment to artistic quality and enhanced creative judgment. Students use this degree to excel in professions careers in art education, graphic design, scenic animation, calligraphy, and medical illustration.

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Mathematics

Mathematics
College of Humanities and Natural 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.

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Teacher's Certification

Teacher's Certification
College of Humanities and Natural Sciences

Loyola’s sequence in secondary education allows students to earn certification in teaching grades 6-12. The courses are integrated with the student’s major and Common Curriculum courses. When students graduate, they earn a degree in the major (either English, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Language [French or Spanish], Science [Chemistry, Physics, Biology, or Environmental Science], or Social Studies [History]) and a teaching certificate.

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Mathematics, Liberal Arts

Mathematics, Liberal Arts
College of Humanities and Natural 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.

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Theatre Arts

Theatre Arts
College of Music and Fine Arts

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

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Music Education, Instrumental

Music Education, Instrumental
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.

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Theatre Arts with Business Minor

Theatre Arts with Business Minor
College of Music and Fine Arts

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

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