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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 »

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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Showcase

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.

Poster Session Photo Gallery

Foundations in Environmental Science & BioInquiry Poster Session there were 26 research posters presented by teams of students enrolled in these courses. The topics ranged from water chemistry in local aquatic systems and greenhouse plant growth to arthritis in humans.

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