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Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Curriculum

B.A. Environmental Studies Major Requirements(50-51 credit hours)

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

ENVS Core 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 Satistics or
STAT 203 Statistics

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

ECON 328*
Environmental Economics
PLSC 392 Environmental Politics

ENVS 350a STEP: Water (3-4 credit hours)  or
ENVS 350f STEP: Food Systems or
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 Intergrative 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 Cen. Eurpo
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

* this course has a prerequisite of ECON 201

Fifteen additional hours, at least nine (3 courses) of which must be at the 300 level

ENVS 207   Plants & Civilization
ENVS 218   Biodiversity & Biogeography
ENVS 223   Introduction to Soils
ENVS 224   Climate & Climate Change
ENVS 267   Bird Conservation & Ecology
ENVS 269   Field Ornithology
ENVS 273   Energy & the Environment
ENVS 281c Environmental Sustainability & Sciences in China
ENVS 281v Humans in the Env. in Contemporary Vietnam
ENVS 283   Environmental Sustainability
ENVS 290   Environmental Law
ENVS 320   Conservation Biology
ENVS 321   Conservation Biology Lab (N)
ENVS 325   Sustainable Agriculture
ENVS 326   Agroecosystems (4 credit hours)
ENVS 327   Food Systems Analysis
ENVS 330   Restoration Ecology
ENVS 340   Natural History of Belize
ENVS 345   Conserv. & Sustainability in Neotropical Ecosystems
ENVS 350a STEP: Water
ENVS 350f  STEP: Food Systems
ENVS 380   Introduction to GIS
ENVS 387   Principals of Ecotoxicology
ENVS 391   Independent Environmental Research
ENVS 395   Environmental Internship
ENVS 398   Special Topics
ENVS 399   Direct Readings
ANTH 104   The Human Ecological Footprint
ANTH 303   People & Conservation
COMM 306  Environmental Advocacy
ENGL 288    Nature in Literature
PHIL 287     Environmental Ethics
PLSC 354   Global Environmental Politics
SOCL 265  Globalization & Society
SOCL 272   Environmental Sociology
SOCL 276  Sociology & The Politics of Food
SOCL 252  Global Inequities
THEO 184  Moral Problems: Ecology Crisis
THEO 344  Theology & Ecology


Five-Year BA/MBA Requirements

For students interested in pursuing the five-year dual-degree BA/MBA program, these elective credits can be filled by graduate-level business courses that count toward the MBA. The MBA requires 54 credit hours of graduate coursework in business. Students must complete the GMAT satisfactorily and be accepted into the Graduate School of Business at the end of their junior year.

In their senior year, students begin to take courses toward the MBA degree. Students complete the degree requirements for and receive a BS in Environmental Sciences in their fourth year, then continue in their fifth year to complete the MBA. Students are advised to contact the Graduate School of Business for MBA requirements and calendar. Note: Courses in the Graduate School of Business are on the quarter system.

Loyola

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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