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At the Loyola College of Arts and Sciences, we'll give you the skills you need to succeed in natural and applied sciences. 


The Biology major is designed to provide the depth, scope, and skills necessary for admission to graduate and professional schools or for the job market. After graduation, many Biology majors pursue more specialized study in medicine, nursing and biological studies. Others prepare for teaching careers by doing graduate work in biology, life sciences or biotechnology while others move directly into careers in research and development, pharmaceutical sales, public health or government. 

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Chemistry and Biochemistry

The chemistry major exposes students to the five major areas of chemistry: analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry. After graduation many chemistry graduates pursue more specialized study in one of these five areas or in pharmacy, forensic chemistry, pharmacology, dentistry or medicine. Some graduates begin their professional career working in healthcare, hospitals, government, and in education.

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Computer Science

The study of computer science combines an up-to-date curriculum with state-of-the art facilities. A few specialties within it are robotics, game development, social network infrastructures, simulation, and data mining.

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After graduation, many engineering graduates pursue employment in a variety of industries including aerospace, construction, environmental, oil & gas, energy, and mechanical. Some continue their education in a specialized field immediately after graduation while others pursue an MBA or advanced engineering degree after a few years in the workforce.

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Mathematics and Statistics

The study of mathematics and statistics helps students develop their conceptual skills, problem solving ability and analytical thinking. Graduates can apply their high-level mathematical and statistical techniques to areas such as biostatistics, econometrics, operations research, actuarial risk analysis, optimization, and coding theory.

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A major in physics leads to a fundamental understanding of nature and technology, an ability to think creatively, and a highly developed set of problem solving skills. The analytical track is suited for students preparing for graduate study in physics or a related field. The applied science track is for majors interested in technical subjects such as computing, engineering, or the health professions. The general track allows a concentration in non-technical areas such as finance, education, or science writing.

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