Loyola University Maryland

About Loyola University Maryland

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Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit, Catholic university committed to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus and to the ideals of liberal education and the development of the whole person. The University strives to lead students, faculty, staff, administrators and alumni forward to the promise of an examined life of intellectual, social and spiritual discernment. Founded in 1852, Loyola is the ninth oldest among the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and the first to bear the name of Saint Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus. The University, which grants bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, enrolls approximately 3,800 undergraduate and nearly 2,300 graduate students. Loyola University Maryland is open to students from all religious backgrounds.

 

Located in a residential section of northern Baltimore, Loyola's Evergreen Campus is noted for its mix of a beautifully landscaped quadrangle with stately buildings and its comfortably appointed residence halls. Two modern, graduate campuses in Timonium and Columbia offer amenities for the working professional and convenience to major thoroughfares.

 


Our Jesuit Identity
Hallmarks of a Jesuit education include an emphasis on academic excellence, the liberal arts, and educating the whole person -- body, mind and spirit. At Loyola, this means the curriculum is rigorous and faculty expectations are high. All undergraduates complete the core curriculum that includes courses in English, philosophy, theology, ethics, history, fine arts, foreign language, mathematics, science, and social sciences. Students are challenged to understand the ethical dimensions of personal and professional life and to examine their own values, attitudes, and beliefs. The University sponsors a variety of programs and opportunities in support of its Jesuit mission; these include the Center for Community Service and Justice, Campus Ministry, and Catholic Studies.
 

Since its founding, Loyola University Maryland has challenged itself to remain grounded in a centuries-old tradition of Jesuit, liberal arts education, while continually seeking to adapt to changing circumstances. In this balance between values and the desire to serve the greater community, the University has managed to renew its historic mission.

 


Faculty and the Academic Organization
As scholars and teachers, the faculty play a critical role in initiating students into the world of independent learning, developing their skills of critical evaluation and original thinking and serving as models of the intellectual life. To undertake such important work requires they be productive researchers, keeping abreast of their area of specialization, creating new knowledge and, where appropriate, discovering how their research can contribute to a more just society.
Loyola College of Arts & Sciences, The Joseph A. Sellinger, S.J., School of Business and Management, and the School of Education offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs. These academic units are under the direction of deans who are responsible for the program of majors offered, staffing of courses, academic advising, recruitment of faculty, and faculty development activities.

 

Loyola College of Arts & Sciences comprises the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Classics, Communication, Computer Science, English, Fine Arts, Global Studies, History, Mathematical Sciences, Modern Languages and Literatures, Pastoral Counseling, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology, Theology, and Writing.

 

The Sellinger School of Business and Management comprises the departments of Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems and Operations Management, Law and Social Responsibility, Management and International Business, and Marketing.

 


In addition to a major in Elementary Education, The School of Education offers minors in Secondary Education and Special Education, the five-year MAT program, and houses the Center for Innovation in Urban Education Center, the Center for Montessori Education and the Kodály Center for Music Education.

 



Commitment to Diversity
Loyola University Maryland values the benefits of diversity and is committed to creating a community that recognizes the inherent value and dignity of each person. As a community, the University actively promotes an awareness of and sensitivity toward differences of race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, culture, sexual orientation, religion, age, and disabilities among students, faculty, administrators, and staff.

 

Commitment to diversity requires the creation of a community that fosters and advocates the understanding of the impact of differences on ourselves and our institutions. An essential feature of this community is an environment in which all students, faculty, administrators, and staff are able to study and work free from bias and harassment. Such an environment contributes to the growth and development of each member of the community.

 

The acceptance and understanding of human differences are parts of the University's heritage and are embodied in the Jesuit ideals of personal concern for the humanity of others and service to those oppressed in any way by contemporary society. Consequently, all members of the University community are expected to participate in Loyola's diverse community in a manner consistent with the University's motto: "Strong Truths, Well Lived."

 


Loyola as a Workplace
The Loyola University Community of faculty, staff and administrators includes both religious and lay women and men who represent a wide variety of religious, racial and cultural groups. They are all collaborators in an important endeavor, striving together to realize the Ignatian vision of education at Loyola University. Individually and collectively they are called to serve others with care and concern for the whole person that is at the heart of Jesuit education.

 



Loyola University aspires to be a collegium, wherein all of the members of the community treat each other as colleagues: their values recognized, their differences appreciated, their rights safeguarded, their responsibilities acknowledged, and their opinions respected. Colleagues are considerate of one another's efforts and committed to the mission and goals of the institution. They support the enterprise by performing their work effectively, with courtesy and integrity, and by conducting themselves as responsible and cooperative members of the University and community. Colleagues recognize and respect that valid difference of opinions and interests will arise in any community. Yet they are pledged to address differences and resolve conflicts reasonably, rationally and constructively.

 


Additional Information
Further information on Loyola University Maryland can be found at: http://www.loyola.edu or by calling 410-617-2000. Loyola University welcomes applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to its educational mission. Loyola is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, seeking applications from underrepresented groups.

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