Loyola University New Orleans requires a minimum of 120 credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree.
If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. Loyola University New Orleans accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Loyola University New Orleans has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 59% of students who start college at Loyola University New Orleans graduate within six years.
Loyola University New Orleans offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Loyola University New Orleans may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Loyola University New Orleans has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with Loyola University New Orleans directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Loyola University New Orleans students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Loyola University New Orleans.
Student Designed Majors
Loyola University New Orleans allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
Loyola University New Orleans does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at Loyola University New Orleans
Loyola University New Orleans offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.
✅ Loyola University New Orleans offers services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ Loyola University New Orleans has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Loyola University New Orleans offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Loyola University New Orleans offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Loyola University New Orleans.
❌ Loyola University New Orleans studets are not required to complete an internship.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library and there is one other library on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
Loyola University New Orleans offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with University of New Orleans
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Loyola University New Orleans have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Loyola University New Orleans has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Loyola University New Orleans include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•a Navy ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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