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Environment

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.

Academics

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 »

Research

The Environment program offers many undergraduate research opportunities. Learn more »

Showcase

Let's Talk Environment

At today's Environmental Roundtable Dr. Craig Hood and Mr. Josh Fox, the Oscar nominated, Emmy-winning writer/director of How to Let Go of the World lead us in an open discussion on topics concerning environmental and social justice. Check out our photo gallery.

Hydraulic Fracturing

The Environmental Footprint of Hydraulic Fracturing Lecture by Dr. Robert Jackson, Chair of the Department of Earth System Science at Stanford University, will be lecturing at Loyola University New Orleans.