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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 »

Student Success

"Isabelle Bottger ’15 presents research on how ultraviolet radiation from the sun influences the growth of plant species to the Ecological Society of America."

"The research provided important insights into the costs and benefits of UV-sunscreen protection in plants and has important implications for developing crop plants that can cope with altered UV conditions occurring as a result of climate change."

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View some of the exciting environment career opportunities which students can pursue.

Student of the Month

The University Honors Program named Melanie Sferrazza Student of the Month for her trip to the Everglades with Partners in the Parks as well as her countless hours dedicated to the building and running of urban farms in the New Orleans area.

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