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Environmental Studies Minor

The minor in Environmental Studies requires 21 hours of course work.  Students are required to complete six (6) different courses equaling 18 semester hours from the following three course areas: Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Social Science, and Humanities.  Two courses must be taken in each area. 

The three course areas and the currently approved courses are listed in Loyola's Bulletin under Environmental Studies Minor.  We will update the course list on this page as new courses are approved, but students should feel free to contact the Program Chair/Administrative Assistant for the latest list of eligible courses.

In addition, a three (3) hour Environmental Studies Senior Experience (Capstone Course) consisting either of an internship (ENVA A497), a research project (ENVA A498) or an independent study (ENVA A499) is also required. This culmination of the minor allows students to participate in a large spectrum of learning experiences that contribute to their environmental education and prepare them to potentially choose to pursue further work in environmental fields.  

The Environmental Studies minor includes 21 credit hours of courses:

Natural & Mathematical Sciences (select two courses)

BIOL A208 Ecology and Evolution
BIOL A330/A331 Ecology
BIOL Y230 Human Ecology
BIOL Y236 Evolution
BIOL Y237 Marine Biology & Conservation
BIOL Y240 Plant Natural History
BIOL Y244 Mississippi River Delta Ecology
BIOL Y250/Z251 Tropical Ecology
BIOL Y264 Global Ecology
CHEM A105/A107 General Chemistry I Lecture/Lab
CHEM A106/A108 General Chemistry II Lecture/Lab

Social Sciences & Business (select two courses)

CMMN A475 Environmental Communication
SOCI A285 Sociology of Disaster
SOCI A355 Environmental Sociology
SOCI X236 Global Environmental Crisis

Humanities (select two courses)

ENGL A352 Literature and Environment
PHIL U243 Environmental Philosophy
PHIL W245 Environmental Ethics
RELS A368 Christianity and the Environment
RELS A470 The Spirituality of the Nature Writers


Capstone Experience
Capstone Experience Agreement Form
Capstone Experience Liability Waiver
Evaluation Form

Minor Declaration here.

Environmental Studies course information