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 »
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."
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.”