Loyola University New Orleans' Common Curriculum courses maximize each student’s academic achievement while providing all students the flexibility to pursue topics and classes that most interest them. 

  • First Year Seminars (FYS) are interdisciplinary courses that focus on questions of enduring value through the lens of "thinking critically, acting justly." The seminar introduces first-year students to college-level thinking and learning, helps develop writing and speaking skills, and promotes critical problem solving and experiential learning.  All students enroll in a First-Year Seminar during their first year.  
  • Introductory Common Curriculum (ICC) courses constitute the foundation of liberal education. Six courses in a variety of disciplines introduce and reinforce college-level skills and knowledge that form the foundation of life-long learning.   
  • Advanced Common Curriculum (ACC) courses enable students to begin to synthesize and apply their skills and knowledge within a wide selection of courses that explore disciplinary and interdisciplinary topics. 
  • Requirements Across the Curriculum (RAC)  enhance the breadth of each student’s education by making sure every student has the opportunity to explore courses that examine the Catholic tradition, issues of diversity, and the premodern era.