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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

Dr. Eric Hardy from the Environment Program shares his opinion on the S&WB's crumbling water system is part of a national problem

The Times-Picayune published an article on the S&WB's crumbling water system is part of a national problem: Opinion by Dr. Eric Hardy

Eric M. Hardy teaches in both the History Department and the Environment Program at Loyola University. His current book project is "Atlanta's Water Wars: Technocracy, Racial Politics, and Environmental Activism, 1945-2005."

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Student Success

Steven Gergen, ENVA’16, is a Naturalist at the Audubon Louisiana Nature Center.

Steven Gergen, ENVA’16, is a Naturalist at the Audubon Louisiana Nature Center. Every day he has the opportunity to work in both of his fields: Environmental Science and Education. Gergen says, “It's thrilling to be able to engage with the public outdoors and to work in a field tied so closely with what I fell in love with studying at Loyola.”

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Students Identifying Insects

Loyola University New Orleans Biology professor Aimée K. Thomas and students in the Entomology class have been busy learning about insects. Tala Maalouli and Rheyanna Lewis collect insects in City Park.

Meet & Greet Fall 2017

Everyone is welcome to attend the Environment Program Meet and Greet. This is a perfect time to come and meet your fellow Loyola students and our Environment faculty members to hear about exciting new research opportunities. Our club representatives will share information, answer questions, and explain how to get more involved. We look forward to meeting you!

Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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