Loyola University New Orleans’ College of Social Sciences is committed to linking educational excellence with social justice. The College is distinguished by its diversity, innovation, and commitment to offering a full range of high quality educational opportunities, fostering the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge by supporting research, scholarship and creative activity, and applying existing knowledge to address social and environmental problems in the city, state, national, and global communities.
Honoring the Jesuit vision of education, the College of Social Sciences strives to offer a rigorous value-based education that epitomizes “thinking critically, acting justly.” The schools and disciplines of the College, drawing heavily upon the social sciences, are committed to providing knowledge that is basic as well as emergent. They are dedicated to redefining higher education from a once-in-a-lifetime educational paradigm to one that views education in holistic terms and as an on-going and regular lifelong opportunity. The College functions as an epicenter of learning that serves a wide range of student needs and guides how new knowledge evolves and how it is used.