Making a Difference in the World
Preserve, conserve, restore. Make a difference in the world.
Global climate change affects nearly every aspect of life on our planet. We engage you with the critical environmental issues facing the planet today, and equip you with the knowledge and problem-solving skills that will enable you to deal with real-world environmental challenges in the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences. We need people like you to make a difference to our environmental future.
Bachelor of Science
Our Environmental Science degrees provide you with the knowledge, experiences and problem-solving skills to solve global to local environmental issues facing the planet today. We need you to join us to engage in conservation ecology, biodiversity, ecological restoration, marine ecology, environmental monitoring, and environmental education. Our teacher certification degree qualifies you to teach middle-high school to our future generations.
Bachelor of Arts
Our Environmental Studies degrees prepare you to use what you will learn in the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences to understand human interactions with the environment. We need you to join us to confront environmental justice, policy, ethics, law, spirituality, creative expression (writing, film, arts), and to engage communities in environmental education.
This degree may be eligible for completion in three years through our Degree in Three program. Learn more and find out if you're a fit.
Minor in Environmental Studies
Our Environmental Studies minor is perfect for any student to gain foundational knowledge and skills in learning about and participating in environmental issues that will enhance your primary undergraduate major.
What We DoSee what our faculty and students are accomplishing
Environment Program’s Capstone Celebration
Please join our annual Senior Capstone Celebration and see how our Environment Program students turn their passion into purpose through prepared poster presentations.
A BioBlitz, also known as a biological inventory or biological census, is an event or intense period of surveying that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time.
BioBlitz New Orleans City Park is designed to assess the full range of species in the 1,300-acre park. This "Citizen Science" project invites citizens of all ages and levels of expertise to engage in the process.
Mapping and Geospatial Technologies
This introductory course Mapping and Geospatial Technologies will focus on how to map anything!
The Azby Greenhouse
The 3,000-square-foot Greenhouse facility is located atop the recently renovated Monroe Hall on the main campus. Open to both students and faculty, the rooftop greenhouse will provide a crucial resource for teaching and research in biological, botanical and environmental sciences.
Environmental Foundations Class
Introduction class for majors, minors and an elective for non-environment students. Great opportunity to gain environmental literacy and participate in local field trips to learn about the inner workings of the region.
Environmental Roundtables are facilitated discussions of important environmental issues, hosted by the Loyola University Environment Program. Facilitators include Environment Program students, faculty and guest hosts.
See what our faculty and students are accomplishing
Leigh Adrienne Ingram, Ignatian Scholar
At Loyola, she served as a biological research assistant, assisting with research and managing the university's aquatic ecology lab; she has also worked as a special projects assistant for the Loyola Center for Environmental Communication, where she co-authored two professional presentations.
Dr. Rob Verchick, "Connect the Dots"
Environment Program faculty member and Endowed Chair of Environmental Law creates podcast, offer engaging, accessible discussions with top experts, helping listeners “connect the dots.”
Mariana Kendall, Summer Undergraduate Internship
Interns were involved in hands-on activities related to climate research that allowed them to see the direct impacts of climate variability and change on the West Texas Southern High Plains, the prairie and forest ecosystems and tribal cultures of Oklahoma, and the bayous, delta and coastline of Louisiana.