The Institute of Environmental Sciences (IES) integrates Loyola's Environmental Sciences Department into our innovative infrastructure of research, teaching and training, and outreach. Within the interdisciplinary faculty team, undergraduate and graduate students will receive educational experiences to address today’s pressing urban environmental issues. Combining the classroom, hands-on fieldwork, research projects, community outreach and internships, students will gain the skills necessary to become leaders in environmental research, policy and justice.
We offer the following degree programs:
- B.A. in Environmental Studies
- B.S. in Environmental Sciences
- Five-Year BS/ or BA/MBA Dual Degree Program
The following concentrations are available in both the B.A. and the B.S. programs:
- Conservation & Restoration
- Environmental Toxicity
- Food Systems
- Risk Assessment & Modeling
Additionally, we offer two minors:
Students working in IES-related research investigate pharmaceutical impacts on freshwater ecosystems, global process changes on microbial communities and assisting with the collection of data on the relationships between human development and the impact of invasive plant species on lakeshore areas.
The Institute collaborates with programs throughout the university to offer learning opportunities at the Retreat & Ecology Campus, Solutions to Environmental Problems courses, a Greenhouse learning community.