What will I learn?

The mission of Loyola University Chicago calls for all of its members “to make a difference as ‘persons for others.’” The advocacy and social change major helps students prepare for the fulfillment of that mission, not only while at the university, but also as they move into the rest of their lives.

The program’s coursework and faculty help students understand everything from community organizing to lobbying to political campaigns, preparing them for a number of possible career paths. Students will explore and reflect on how to promote social justice in coursework, but also through engagement outside of the classroom.

Recent graduates have found employment with media literacy groups, domestic and international service organizations, Internet start-ups, and government officials, and gone on to pursue graduate and professional degrees.

Program Benefits

  • Learn to select and use various communication strategies leading to ethical social change
  • Gain experience defining, analyzing, inventing, and interpreting messages
  • Make professional connections in Chicago, a diverse, ever-changing global city, home to several leading nonprofit and advocacy organizations

Students who successfully complete the undergraduate program in Advocacy and Social Change will be able to:

  • Select and use various communication strategies (including persuasion, argumentation, conflict management, negotiation and mediation) leading to ethical social change.
  • Create, define, analyze, and interpret messages.
  • Demonstrate effectiveness as rhetors, critics and decision makers.
  • Serve the needs of diverse groups, communities and organizations which strive for equity, inclusion and fairness.

Which department am I in?

School of Communication

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$46,410.00 per year
USD $23,205 per semester for 12 to 21 hours; USD $365 for Over 21 hours, additionally per credit hour
Start date

29 August 2022


School of Communication

Loyola University Chicago,

820 N. Michigan Avenue, Water Tower Campus,



60611, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a secondary and high school.

For international students

Students must have a high school or secondary school completion from an institution you have attended. Also students must have the following scores,

  • A minimum score of 79 is required for the TOEFL
  • A minimum score of 6.5 for IELTS

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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