Protect, conserve, renew
Hurricanes, oil spills and coastal erosion present unavoidable challenges to the southeast Louisiana coastal area that foreshadow environmental quandaries elsewhere. Unlike most other institutions, Loyola University offers its students a front row seat for community debates over the cost, effectiveness and long-range consequences of engineering regional ecosystems. Wetland, lake, river and gulf estuaries surrounding the city provide unique opportunities for the exploration and study of natural resources. Urban New Orleans also surrounds the campus, offering students a place to explore dynamic cultural traditions of music, art, cuisine, gardens and architecture celebrating the changing landscape.
Loyola's unique program in the Environment offers three majors and a minor: Environmental Science, Environmental Studies (Humanities), Environmental Studies (Social Sciences), and a minor in Environmental Studies. Learn more about our programs of study »
The Environment program offers many undergraduate research opportunities. Learn more »
Professor David White Co-authored a Ground Breaking Study on the Water Quality Change in the Mississippi River
Dr. David White professor in the Environment Program and Biology department co-authored with Dr. Jenneke Visser from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette published a ground breaking study on the "Water quality change in the Mississippi River, including a warming river, explains decades of wetland plant biomass change within its Balize delta." Aquatic Botany 132 (2016) 5-11.
Honors students Melanie Sferrazza '17 and Michael Pashkevich '16 study in the Everglades with Partners in the Park
Honors students Melanie Sferrazza '17, an environmental science junior, and Michael Pashkevich '16, a biological sciences senior, recently spent a week in Everglades National Park learning about invasive species threatening the health of our national parks.