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Institute of Environmental Sustainability


B.S. Conservation and Restoration Ecology (52-53 total credit hours)

Requirements common to all ENVS BS and BA degrees (35-36 credit hours)

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted

ENVS 137 Foundations of Environmental Science I  
ENVS 237 Foundations of Environmental Science II 
ENVS 238 Foundations of Environmental Science Lab (1 credit hour)
ENVS 280 Ecology                                     
ENVS 286 Ecology Lab  (1 credit hour)
ENVS 288 Applied Interdisciplinary Data Analysis for ENVS

STAT 103 Fundamental Statistics or
STAT 203 Statistics

ENVS 284 
Environmental Justice or
PHIL 287 Environmental Ethics or
THEO 184 Moral Problems: Ecology Crisis

ECON 328 
Environmental Economics (prerequisite of ECON 201)
PLSC 392 Environmental Politics

ENVS 350a STEP: Water (4 credit hours)  or 
ENVS 350f STEP: Food Systems (4 credit hoursor
ENVS 281c Environ. Sustainability and Science in China or
ENVS 281v Humans and the Env. of Contemporary Viet Nam or 
ENVS 340 Natural History of Beliz or 
ENVS 391 Independent Environmental Research or
ENVS 395 Environmental Internship

ENVS 390 Integrative Environmental Seminar

Society, Ethics & Justice (at least one course in addition to the ENVS core)
ENVS 284 Environmental Justice
COMM 306 Environmental Advocacy
HIST 300 Food, Hunger and Power in 19th Century Europe
PHIL 287 Environmental Ethics
SOCL 252 Global Inequities
SOCL 272 Environmental Sociology
SOCL 276 Sociology and the Politics of Food
THEO 184 Moral Problems: Ecology Crisis
THEO 344 Theology and Ecology

Additional Major Requirements for
B.S. Conservation and Restoration
(at least 17 credit hours)

Each of the Following:

ENVS 218 Biodiversity & Biogeography
ENVS 320 Conservation Biology
ENVS 321
Conservation Biology Lab (1 credit hour)
ENVS 330
Restoration Ecology
ENVS 331 Restoration Ecology Lab (1 credit hour)

ENVS 383 Human Dimensions of Conservation

And one additional course from the list below:

ENVS 207 Plants & Civilization
ENVS 223 Introduction to Soils
ENVS 224 Climate & Climate Change
ENVS 267 Bird Conservation & Ecology
ENVS 326 Agroecosystems (4 credit hours)
ENVS 345 Conserv. & Sustainability in Neotropical Ecosystems
ENVS 380 Introduction to Geographic Informational Systems

Five-Year BA/MBA Requirements‌

For students interested in pursuing the five-year dual-degree B.S./M.B.A program, these elective credits can be filled by Graduate-Level business courses that count toward the M.B.A. The M.B.A. requires 54 credit hours of graduate coursework in business. Students must complete the GMAT satisfactorily and be accepted into the Quinlan School of Business at the end of their junior year. In their senior year, students begin to take courses toward the M.B.A. degree. Students complete the degree requirements for and receive a B.S. in Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture in their fourth year, then continue in their fifth year to complete the M.B.A. Students are advised to contact the Quinlan School of Business for M.B.A. requirements and calendar. Note: Courses in the Quinlan School of Business are on the quarter system.


Institute of Environmental Sustainability
Loyola University Chicago · 1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660 · Phone: 773-508-2130 · IES@luc.edu

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