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) involving field work or independent study is also required which 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. In the past, internships have included work with a variety of public agencies, private companies, and nonprofit organizations, including the Student Conservation Association, the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic, the Audubon Nature Institute, the Crescent City Farmer's Market, Hollygrove Market and Farm, and the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice. (Contact the program for a current list of internship descriptions and locations.) Research and independent study projects have included work on such topics as fracking, public lands issues, global climate change impacts, international environmental agreements, solid waste issues, deforestations, interstate water use agreements, corporate ethics, wetland loss, and alternative transportation. Please refer to the Senior Experience link below for specific requirements.
ENVA A105 Foundations of Environmental Studies (3 credits) will fulfill one course requirement of any of the three course areas listed above.
College of Humanities & Natural Sciences Minor Declaration Form (for Humanities and Natural Sciences Majors) Print, fill out and turn into BOBET 202,
College of Social Sciences Minor Declaration Form (for Social Science Majors) Print, fill out and turn into STALLINGS 210.