The Loyola science department offers two sequences of study in either an integrated science curriculum, or a more traditional chemistry, biology, physics curriculum. We also offer a great number of electives including astronomy, anatomy, and geology as well as all of the Advanced Placement science courses. While only two years of science are required for graduation, the majority of our students continue their studies for three, four, or occasionally five years. The reason: science is a big part of our lives these days, and our instructors capture the imagination and interest of students, while emphasizing rigorous college prep material.
In addition to our classrooms and labs spaces, our department is excited to have the use of our beautiful Theodore G. Munz S.J. Campus, just a few miles from our main campus. With its own prairie, wetlands, wild spaces, and bordering a branch of the Chicago River, our outdoor campus offers a unique opportunity for our students to do their own field studies, and to see the changes in a living system.
For students who want more science than we offer in the classroom, we also support several co-curricular activities, including a ranking Science Olympiad team; a JETS and WYSE team; and our E-team, who monitors and cares for our section of the Munz Campus.