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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. Barnes of the Environment Program gave a presentation entitled “Potential effects of stratospheric ozone, UV radiation and climate change on terrestrial habitats” at a public conference held at the University of Malaga.

Dr. Paul W. Barnes, J.H. Mullahy Endowed Chair in Environmental Biology, recently attended a meeting of the UNEP Environmental Effects Assessment Panel in Malaga, Spain from February 13-21, 2018 to prepare a quadrennial report on the environmental effects of ozone depletion and climate change.  Dr.

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Student Success

Honors Convocation 2018 Awards

Loyola University New Orleans College of Arts and Sciences Honors Convocation May 11, 2018

Congratulations to our Environmental students that received awards at this years Honors Convocation ceremony.  

The Environment Program 

Hope Clark, ENVS won the Most Outstanding Environment Major Service Award - given to an environment major for excellence in service.

Adrienne Ingram, ENVB won the Most Outstanding Environment Major Research Award - given to an environment major for excellence in research. 

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2018 Senior Capstone

Our Environment Program seniors explained their capstone projects through poster presentations on Thursday, April 12, 2018 on the 3rd floor in Monroe Hall from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. Congratulations Seniors! Click on the picture to check out the photo gallery.

Tropical Ecology

Tropical Ecology Study Abroad Field Courses - Loyola’s Tropical Ecology study abroad program combines lectures and discussions on campus with fieldtrips to Central America. Click on the picture to see our Brazil 2018 photo gallery.