Environment and Society
Environment and Society
The intersecting crises of ecological destruction and social injustice result from environmentally neglectful economies, policies, legal systems, cultural mores, and values. Our research question concerns how best to understand these crises and, with this knowledge, build more sustainable societies. Our teaching and research give students the analytical tools and practical skills needed to answer this question and join in creating a more just and sustainable world.
At Loyola University Chicago, sustainability is not trending. Sustainability is a living, dynamic, integral part of our Jesuit mission.
Our Programs and Faculty
Related Degrees and Certifications
- Environmental Studies (BA)
- Environmental Minors
- Environmental Action and Leadership (minor)
- Environmental Economics and Sustainability (minor)
- Sustainability Management (minor)
- Environmental and Society Certificates and MS concentrations:
- Environmental Law and Policy (certificate & concentration in MS)
- Sustainability Assessment and Planning (certificate and concentration in MS)
- Environmental Science and Sustainability (MS and BA/MS 4+1)
Learn more about all degrees, minors, and certifications available within SES.
Faculty and Staff
- Sasha Adkins
- Lopa Chakraborti
- Megan Conway
- Mary Dinsmore
- Rachel Elfant
- Ben Johnson
- Reuben Keller
- Jory Kleemann
- Linda Kurtos
- Max Melstrom
- Gilbert Michaud
- Stephen Mitten
- Mike Schuck
- Tania Schusler
- Zach Waickman
- Yanning Wei
- Bo Zhang
- GIS Lab
- Searle Biodiesel Lab
Learn more about our research facilities.
Waste makes haste
Loyola's biodiesel program has been a permanent fixture for over a decade and caught the attention of the EPA, earning it a Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award in 2015. Learn how used cooking oil becomes bus fuel.Read More
Embracing the sciences
A student-athlete and an undergraduate researcher at the highest level found his calling with three majors focused on sustainability.Learn More
Student Research Opportunities
Undergraduate Research Fellowships
SES Undergraduate Research Fellowships allow students to focus on a biodiversity project researched at Loyola’s Retreat and Ecology Campus (LUREC). Learn more about this opportunity and the application process.
Graduate Student Opportunities
Graduate students have an opportunity to apply as an Alfred H. Baum Family Graduate Research Scholar to fund and explore the intersecting crises of ecological destruction, social injustice, legal systems, and policies.
Student Internships and Jobs
The School of Environmental Sustainability provides hands-on internship opportunities for students to get deeply involved in our environmental initiatives.