The liberal arts and sciences teach students how to learn.
With majors in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, English, Environment, History, Languages and Cultures, Mathematical Sciences, Philosophy, Physics, Psychological Sciences and Religious Studies, the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences teaches students how to think, how to write, how to research, how to learn.
The College offers teaching certification, pre-law and pre-health programs with professional advisors, as well as professional and student tutors in the Writing Across the Curriculum lab, Academic Resource Center, Language Lab, and Math Lab. These resources are available to all students at the University.
Students in the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences have distinguished themselves in scholarship, research, and service. In recent years, students have been awarded prestigious Rhodes, British Marshall, Mellon, Davies-Jackson and Fulbright scholarships. Writing, literature, and mathematics requirements combine with philosophy, history, religious studies, natural sciences and other courses to afford students the perspective, skills, and knowledge that can enable them to form their convictions, beliefs, and commitments in an atmosphere of study and reflection.
William Byrd (physics), Savannah Logan (mathematics), Cameron McCormick (physics), and Wayne Mitchell (mathematics) placed 4th among all teams from universities across Louisiana and Mississippi in the annual MAA mathematics competition.
Prof. Armin Kargol collaborates on research problems in computational biophysics with members of the Quantum Biology group at the Catholic University of Brescia, Italy. A new scientific paper, co-authored also by scientists from Sisse, Trieste, and from Tulane, will appear in Phys. Rev. E.
Stella von Meer has been accepted to a PhD program in Dynamical Neuroscience at UC Santa Barbara. Stella graduated from Loyola with a major in Physics in 2007 and in 2010 she earned a M.Sc. degree in Medical Neuroscience from Charité Universitätsmedizin in Berlin, Germany.