Loyola University Chicago

School of Environmental Sustainability

Current Curriculum

BS in Environmental Science: Environmental Health

(70-71 credit hours)

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted

EVEH Core Requirements

55-56 credit hours

ENVS 137 Foundations of Environmental Science I
BIOL 101 General Biology I
BIOL 111 General Biology I Lab (1 credit)
CHEM 101 General Chemistry
CHEM 111 General Chemistry Lab (1 credit)
BIOL 102 General Biology II
BIOL 112 General Biology II Lab (1 credit)
CHEM 102 General Chemistry II
CHEM 112 General Chemistry II Lab (1 credit)
ENVS 200 Environmental Careers and Professional Skills (1 cr)
ENVS 203 Environmental Statistics
ENVS 274 Chemistry of the Environment -or- CHEM 312 Environmental Chemistry
ENVS 275 Chemistry of the Environment Lab -or- CHEM 313 (1 cr)
ENVS 280 Principles of Ecology
ENVS 286s Principles of Ecology Lab (1 credit)
ENVS 284 Environmental Justice -or- PHIL 287 Environmental Ethics - or- THEO 204 Religious Ethics and the  Ecological Crisis
ENVS 335 Ecological Economics -or- ECON 328 Environmental Economics
PLSC 392 Environmental Politics
ENVS 226 -or-ENVS 227r -or-ENVS 267 -or- ENVS 273 -or- ENVS 281v -or- ENVS 283 -or- ENVS 340 -or- ENVS 345 -or- ENVS 350 (any section) -or- ENVS 369 -or- ENVS 391 -or- ENVS 395 (3 or 4 credits)
ENVS 301 Environmental Health
ENVS 302 Public Health Practice and Management
ENVS 303 Introduction to Epidemiology
ENVS 390 Integrative Environmental Seminar -or- ENVS 391c -or- ENVS 395c

Environmental Health & Society

3 credit hours, choose one

ENVS 204 Gender, Health & Environment
ENVS 260 Environmental Journalism
ENVS 279 Climate and History
ENVS 284 Environmental Justice
ENVS 310 Environmental Law
ENVS 297 North American Environmental History
ENVS 335 Ecological Economics
ENVS 338 Climate Change & Human Health
ENVS 350 STEP: Any section (4 credits)
ENVS 363 Sustainable Business Management
ENVS 383 Human Dimensions in Conservation
ENVS 391 Independent Environmental Research*
ENVS 395 Environmental Internship*
ENVS 398 Special Topics*
ENVS 399 Directed Readings*
COMM 101 Public Speaking and Critical Thinking
COMM 277 Organizational Communication
COMM 306 Environmental Advocacy
ECON 328 Environmental Economics
ENGL 288 Nature in Literature
HIST 300 Topics*
PHIL 287 Environmental Ethics
PLSC 354 Global Environmental Politics
PSYC 277 Environmental Psychology
SOCL 252 Global Inequities
SOCL 272 Environmental Sociology
SOCL 276 Sociology and the Politics of Food
SOCL 278 Global Health
THEO 204 Religious Ethics and the Ecological Crisis
THEO 344 Theology and Ecology

*upon approval of SES Academic Director

Environmental Science Electives for BS Environmental Science: Environmental Health

12 additional credit hours

ENVS 204 Gender, Health & Environment
ENVS 207
Plants & Civilization
ENVS 218 Biodiversity & Biogeography
ENVS 223 Introduction to Soils
ENVS 224 Climate & Climate Change
ENVS 226 Science & Conservation of Freshwater Ecosystems
ENVS 281v Humans and the Environ. of Contemporary Vietnam
ENVS 298 Special Topic*
ENVS 322 Invasive Species
ENVS 325
Sustainable Agriculture
ENVS 326 Agroecosystems
ENVS 327 Food Systems Analysis
ENVS 338 Climate Change & Human Health
ENVS 350a STEP: Any Section (4 credits)
ENVS 380 
Intro to Geographic Information Systems
ENVS 381 Advanced GIS Applications
ENVS 382
Remote Sensing
ENVS 385 
Introduction to Global Health
ENVS 387 Principles of Ecotoxicology
ENVS 388 Applied Economic Statistics
ENVS 389 Ecological Risk Assessment
ENVS 391 Independent Environmental Research*
ENVS 395 Environmental Internship*
ENVS 398 Special Topics*
ENVS 399 Directed Readings*
300 level courses in BIOL, CHEM, PHYS*

*upon approval of SES Academic Director

Five-Year BS/MBA Requirements‌

For students interested in pursuing the five-year dual-degree BS/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 Quinlan 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 Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture in their fourth year, then continue in their fifth year to complete the MBA Students are advised to contact the Quinlan School of Business for MBA requirements and calendar. Note: Courses in the Quinlan School of Business are on the quarter system.

  • Requirements for BS in Environmental Science: Public Health pre-fall 2017