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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

Faculty Spotlight, Dr. Joel MacClellan

Dr. Joel MacClellan (Philosophy faculty 2014-present, Ph.D. University of Tennessee, 2012). Professor MacClellan teaches courses such as Environmental Ethics and the Philosophy of Science at Loyola. His recent research is in the ethics of conservation biology, and his recent talks include an argument that wild animals’ have limited privacy rights which can be violated through documentary filmmaking, zoo cameras, wildlife tracking, etc., and the view that an animal rights perspective is compatible with invasive species management.


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Student Success

ENVA Student Tori Rodrigues Coauthors paper with Dr. Jordan

Environment & Biology professor Frank Jordan and students Dahlia Martinez and Tori Rodrigues '22 ENVB  coauthored a paper on the discovery of non-native swamp eels in Bayou St. John, New Orleans.

 

Check it out here!


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Showcase

Student Awards

Congratulations to our 2020 Environment Program Award Winners! Click on the Student Awards image to view all our award winners.

2020 Environment Capstone

The Loyola Environment students have been working hard the past few years to enhance their on-campus curriculum through their capstone experiences. To earn a degree from the Environment Program, each student must complete a project which further develops their skills as a scholar. We hope you will take the time to watch each presentation and learn how Loyola University New Orleans Environment students have turned their passion into purpose.

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