Proud Loras College Student during commencement

Find Your Focus

Relating a rich liberal arts
tradition to a changing world.

Academic Programs

Loras helps you strengthen the connections between theory and practice from the very beginning.

You will communicate with confidence, think critically, write with clarity, research with accuracy, and dialogue with respect.

experiential learning

Through experiential and community-based learning, you can discover your interests and be empowered to shape your education.

Scholar Programs

Breitbach Catholic Thinkers & Leaders

For fifteen years, the Breitbach program has shaped students through Catholic intellectual tradition and created a community of Catholic servants who actively respond to the needs of others through self-giving.

Civic Leaders

The Civic Leaders program allows you to deepen your understanding of leadership, service, justice, and responsible contribution across all four years of your college experience.


The Honors program engages you in real-world problem-solving through collaborative, interdisciplinary research projects. Students respond to community needs through academic research, service, and cultural awareness.

Interfaith Leaders

Our Interfaith Leaders program allows you to explore how people orient around religion differently and discover your abilities to interact with others of diverse religious and worldview backgrounds.

Miller Academic Resource Center

Shree Prakash Shah ('25) sitting at his desk with 4 desktop computers behind him.

Center for Experiential Learning

Experiential learning expands the dimensions of a Loras education by integrating your knowledge, experience, and skills. Through structured experiences in other countries, communities, and environments, you are encouraged to pursue your learning outside the traditional classroom.

Lynch Disability Resource & Cultural Center

Loras recognizes the dignity of persons with disabilities and challenges you to grow in our supportive environment. Various services are available, including our unique Autism Resources for Career in Higher Education (ARCH) program.

Loras College Library

The library is central to supporting learning and academic success. Take advantage of the Learning Commons for academic support with the Math Lab and Writing Center. Our librarians also offer individual research assistance with our extensive collection.

Chemistry and biology students in the lab testing samples

May Term

May term provides an intensive three-week learning opportunity to fully engage in a single course.

You can participate in field excursions, simulations, research projects with faculty, performance or studio art, and more. First-year students are required to enroll in a May term course.

Loras Liberal Arts

Foundations, Explorations & Vocations

We provide you with the foundation necessary to make thoughtful choices to learn, to act, and to contribute to society throughout your life.

Registration & Records

Get help with registration, academic records, transcripts, transfer credits, graduation requirements, degree audits, and more.

Academics News

  • 2024 Spring Dean’s List

    The following Loras College students were recognized for academic achievement during the recent semester by Dr. Donna Heald, Loras College provost and academic dean. The Dean’s List is compiled at the completion of each semester. More

  • Loras College Corner Pillar with Keane hall in the background

    New Master of Arts in Disability Studies

    A groundbreaking, first-in-the-region graduate program will be added to Loras’ academic offerings beginning this fall. This disability studies master’s program is well-suited for administrators, social service professionals, educators, advocates, individuals with disabilities, and family members. More

  • loras business students won awards for their work

    CFA Institute Research Challenge

    Students Emma Coates (‘24), Chase Hefel (‘25), Tyler Kratochvil (‘24), and Lori Silva (‘26) represented Loras while competing in the 2024 sub-regional competition hosted by the CFA Society of Iowa. More