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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

Allison Davis, a recent Environmental Science graduate, will be pursuing her doctorate degree at the University of Texas at Austin’s College of Natural Science

As a recent graduate of Loyola New Orleans, I am happy to announce that I will be pursuing my doctorate degree in the Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior program at the University of Texas in Austin. The EEB program allows the collaboration of many scientists from across the natural sciences to ask questions as to how and why organisms and ecosystems exist the way they do today. Under the guidance of Dr. Michael Ryan, I will be exploring these questions on the family of live-bearing fish known as Poeciliidae.

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Senior Capstone Celebration

Please join our Environment Program seniors as they explain their research projects through poster presentations on Thursday, April 20, 2017 on the 3rd floor in Monroe Hall from 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm. Light refreshments will be served during this time in MO 301. We hope to see you there.

Fracturing Photo Gallery

“As the world faces the realities of climate change, it is more important than ever to gain both insight and perspective on efforts to preserve our environment and mitigate the effects of humans on our climate system,” said Dr. Paul Barnes. “Dr. Robert Jackson stands on the front lines of this mission, making Loyola privileged to gain firsthand knowledge of his research regarding the implications of hydraulic fracturing on the environment.”