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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 »

Faculty Success

Rob Verchick's book, "The Octopus in the Parking Garage" featured in the Financial Times.

Rob Verchick's new book, "The Octopus in the Parking Garage" was recently featured in the Financial Times in an article about notable new books relating to climate and the environment. 

Read the article here.

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Student Success

Zarya Curran Featured in CIE Magis Spotlight

Zarya Curran recently studied abroad at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (Quito, Ecuador) in Spring 2022. During their trip, they were also featured in a CIE spotlight video. Spot them at 0:35, 2:08, and 6:17!

Check out the video here!



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ENVA C.U.R.E. Presentations

Come listen to first-year Environment students communicate their findings from an 8-week scientific endeavor studying aspects of the MIGS Community Garden fall vegetable that they then harvested and donated to Iggy's Cupboard.

2021 Environment Capstone

The Loyola Environment students have been working hard the past few years to enhance their on-campus curriculum through their capstone experiences. To earn a degree from the Environment Program, each student must complete a project which further develops their skills as a scholar. We hope you will take the time to watch each presentation and learn how Loyola University New Orleans Environment students have turned their passion into purpose.