Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Curriculum

 ‌As an institution of higher education, Loyola University Chicago takes seriously its obligation to society that our students graduate with a deep understanding of environmental issues, and their responsibilities to respond.

We see environmental issues as part of our Foundational Science Core Curriculum requirement, and reinforce the major principles across the curriculum. The Institute of Environmental Sustainability is a resource at the University to help define projects, course modules and lecture topics that are aligned with the University mission and goals of environmental sustainability. We maintain a list of ongoing projects that are well suited to course integration and student fellowship endeavors.

 

Integrating Sustainability Practice & Principles

For sustainability to truly become part of our students' thinking and behaviors, we must infuse the courses with environmental and social sustainability principles. Read more...

Solutions to Environmental Problems: Food Systems

Students can take the STEP Food Systems course to engage in multidisciplinary study and student-led projects related to the many activities involved in food production and consumption. Read more...

Solutions To Environmental Problems: Water Course

Students can take the STEP Water course to study issues regarding water conservation, and initiate and lead campus projects pertaining to these topics. Read more...

Sustainable Agriculture

At the Retreat & Ecology Campus, students have the opportunity to explore the theory and practice of modern sustainable agriculture. Read more...

Ecological Restoration

At the Retreat & Ecology Campus, Loyola is in the process of restoring the biodiversity of fragile ecosystems in rural Illinois. Read more...

Aquatic Ecology Research

Faculty and students conduct collaborative research on aquatic ecology and regional water issues. Read more...

Green Laboratories

Some of the most resource intensive activities on a college campus are those connected with our laboratories. Read more...

Co-Curricular Activities

Film Series, Workshops, Fieldtrips, and Peer-to-Peer Education.  Across the departments and student life, co-curricular activities are plenty at Loyola for staff, students and faculty. Read more...

Student Organizations

Loyola student groups are actively promoting conservation through a variety of activities and initiatives. Read more...