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College of Humanities and Natural Sciences

Scholarship, research, and service

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

At Loyola, you can become a certified secondary teacher in English, History, the Natural Sciences, Mathematics, or Foreign Language. You can study pre-law, and pre-health programs with professional advisors, and benefit from professional and student tutors in the Writing Across the Curriculum labAcademic Resource CenterLanguage 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 Humanities and Natural Sciences have distinguished themselves in undergraduate research. Learn more about current research projects »

Faculty Success

Dr. Rian Thum Publishes Essay in Los Angeles Review of Books

The history department's Dr. Rian Thum has penned an essay for the Los Angeles Review of Books, entitled "What is a Uyghur?"  You may access the essay at the following link:  The essay explores, in brief, issues examined at length in Dr. Thum's now-available book, The Sacred Routes of Uyghur History (Harvard, 2014).

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Student Success

Biology student presents research about cattail spreading in the Mississippi River Delta at national Botany conference

Madi Stark presented her senior thesis research at the Botany 2014 national conference in Boise, ID, in July 2014. The poster, on a possible undescribed hybrid cattail spreading aggressively in the Mississippi River delta, was co-authored with Biology professors Dave White and Don Hauber.

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University Honors Program

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

Interdisciplinary minors

Want to learn more about interdisciplinary minors offered at Loyola?