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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

Joel MacClellan Receives Award for Excellence in Research

Joel MacClellan was recently awarded with the Loyola University New Orleans College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Excellence in Research Award. This award is given to a person who has demonstrated consistent superiority in scholarship as evidenced in the publication of books, articles in refereed journals, creative endeavors, conference presentations, as well as other activities pertaining to their academic field. Congratulations, and thank you for all your hard work! 


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Student Success

Alumni Tom Gruber, co-creator of Siri, visits Azby Greenhouse

Alumni Tom Gruber, '81, and co-creator of Siri, visited the Azby greenhouse to meet with Environment Program students and staff and to learn about student research, campus sustainability and other activities that go on year round in the facility. Tom is a strong advocate for ocean conservation and ending ocean plastic pollution. Learn about his advocacy here.



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Earth Week 2024 Photos

Check out the highlights of Earth Week 2024

Thursday, August 29th

Please join the Environment Program on Thursday, August 29th in Monroe Hall 152 to meet the environment faculty and students!