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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2010

August 20-22 MBA Orientation
August 25-29 Wolfpack Welcome
August 30 Classes begin
September 3 Add deadline
October 29 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 10 Last day of classes
December 11-17 Final Exams

Spring Term 2011

January 8 New Student Orientation; MBA Orientation
January 10 Classes begin
January 14 Add deadline
March 4 Last day to withdraw
May 4 Last day of classes for undergraduate students
May 5 Last day of classes for graduate students
May 6-12 Final Exams for day division
May 9-12 Final Exams for graduate and evening students
May 14 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin


The Environmental Studies minor program offers Loyola students the opportunity to engage in a broad study of the environment from a variety of academic viewpoints. This program focuses on understanding the relationships between humans and the natural world from biological, physical, chemical, sociological, economic, cultural, philosophical, and religious perspectives.

The culmination of the program is a senior practicum or research project. Practicums 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, and the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice.

Research projects have included work on such topics as public lands issues, international environmental agreements, solid waste issues, deforestation, interstate water use agreements, corporate ethics, wetland loss, and alternative transportation.

Minor Requirements

The Environmental Studies minor is composed of the following 21 hours:

Choose two of the following Natural & Mathematical Sciences courses:

  • BIOL Z230 Human Ecology
  • BIOL Z236 Evolutionary Biology
  • BIOL Z264 Global Ecology
  • BIOL H295 Human Ecological Science
  • BIOL A208 Ecology and Evolution
  • BIOL A118 Tropical Ecology
  • BIOL A330/A331 General Ecology
  • CHEM A105 - A107 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM A106 - A108 General Chemistry II
  • CHEM T122 Intro to Chemistry

Choose two of the following Social Sciences courses:

  • CMMN A475 Environmental Communications
  • SOCI X235 Environment and Society
  • SOCI X236 Global Environmental Crisis

Select two of the following Humanities courses:

  • PHIL V143 Environmental Philosophy
  • PHIL V245 Environmental Ethics
  • RELS A368 Christianity and the Environment
  • RELS A470 Spirituality of Nature Writers
  • ENGL V281 Literature of Nature

Senior Research Experience

  • ENVA A497 Practicum
  • ENVA A498 Research Project
  • ENVA A499 Independent Study

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