Common Curriculum

The Common Curriculum at Loyola University equips students to understand the world as it is and how we can work to make it better, to focus on the values that shape our lives, to free ourselves from prejudice and unexamined views, and to acquire knowledge and skills that inspire us to act and reflect critically on our actions as we seek the creation of a more just world.

The Common Curriculum is the cornerstone of the nearly 500-year-old distinctive Jesuit tradition of connecting educational excellence with social justice. The mission of the Common Curriculum is to educate the whole person, a central tenet of the Ignatian vision of education.