Loyola University Chicago

School of Environmental Sustainability

Current Curriculum

BS Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture (EVFS)

(67–69 credit hours)

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted

EVFS Core Requirements

46-47 credit hours

ENVS 137 Foundations of Environmental Science I
BIOL 101 General Biology I
BIOL 111 General Biology I Lab
CHEM 101 General Chemistry
CHEM 111 General Chemistry Lab
BIOL 102 General Biology II
BIOL 112 General Biology II Lab
CHEM 102 General Chemistry II
CHEM 112 General Chemistry II Lab
ENVS 200 Environmental Careers and Professional Skills
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
ENVS 280 Principles of Ecology
ENVS 286s Principles of Ecology Lab
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 390 Integrative Environmental Seminar -or- ENVS 391c -or- ENVS 395c

Society, Ethics & Justice

3 credit hours, choose one

ENVS 204 Gender, Health & Environment
ENVS 260
Environmental Journalism
ENVS 279
Climate and History
ENVS 284
Environmental Justice
ENVS 297 North American Environmental History
ENVS 350 STEP: Any section*
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
COMM 322 Guerilla Media*
COMM 372 Special Topics Journalism
ENGL 288 Nature in Literature
HIST 300 Topics*
PHIL 287 Environmental Ethics
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

Policy, Economics & Resource Management

3 credit hours, choose one


ENVS 298 Special Topics*

ENVS 302 Public Health Practice and Management
ENVS 310 Intro to Environmental Law & Policy
ENVS 311 Natural Resources and Land Use Law & Policy
ENVS 312 Water Law & Policy
ENVS 313 Energy Law & Policy
ENVS 332 Industrial Ecology
ENVS 335 Ecological Economics
ENVS 336 Biomimicry: Design Inspired by Nature
ENVS 338 Climate Change & Human Health
ENVS 351 Introduction to Sustainability Concepts & Impacts
ENVS 363 Sustainable Business Management
ENVS 364 Sustainability Management in the Global Context
ENVS 383 Human Dimensions in Conservation
ENVS 389 Ecological Risk Assessment
ENVS 391 Independent Environmental Research*
ENVS 395 Environmental Internship*
ENVS 398 Special Topics*
ENVS 399 Directed Readings*
ECON 328 Environmental Economics
MGMT 201 Intro to Business Management
PLSC 354 Global Environmental Politics

Environmental Science Courses

15-16 credit hours

ENVS 207 Plants and Civilization
ENVS 223 Soil Ecology
ENVS 325 Sustainable Agriculture
ENVS 320 -or- ENVS 326 -or- ENVS 327
Plus one from the following list

Environmental Science Electives for BS Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture

3 additional credit hours

ENVS 218 Biodiversity & Biogeography
ENVS 224 Climate & Climate Change
ENVS 226 Science & Conservation of Freshwater Ecosystems
ENVS 273 Energy & the Environment
ENVS 283 Environmental Sustainability
ENVS 301 Environmental Health
ENVS 302 Public Health Principles and Practice
ENVS 303 Introduction to Epidemiology
ENVS 319 Winter Ecology
ENVS 320 Conservation Biology
ENVS 322 Invasive Species
ENVS 326 Agroecosystems
ENVS 327 Food Systems Analysis
ENVS 330 Restoration Ecology
ENVS 338 Climate Change and Human Health
ENVS 340 Natural History of Belize
ENVS 345 Conservation and Sustainability in Neotropical Ecosystems
ENVS 350 STEP: Any Section
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 391 Independent Environmental Research*
ENVS 395 Environmental Internship*
ENVS 398 Special Topics*
ENVS 399 Directed Readings*
ANTH 303 People & Conservation
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.