Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

New Fall 2017 Curriculum

BA Environmental Studies (EVST)

(51–53 credit hours)

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted

EVST Core Requirements

30-31 credit hours

ENVS 137 Foundations of Environmental Science I
ENVS 237 Foundations of Environmental Science II
ENVS 238 Environmental Science Lab (1 credit)
ENVS 200 Environmental Careers & Professional Skills (1 credit)
ENVS 203 Environmental Statistics
ENVS 280 Principles of Ecology
ENVS 286 Principles of Ecology Lab (1 credit)
ENVS 284 Env Justice -or- PHIL 287 Env Ethics - or- THEO 204 Rel. Ethics/Ecol. Crisis
ENVS 335 Ecological Economics -or- ECON 328 Environmental Economics
PLSC 392 Environmental Politics
ENVS 350a -or- ENVS 350f -or- ENVS 227r -or- ENVS 281c -or- ENVS 281v -or- ENVS 340 -or- ENVS 391 -or- ENVS 395 - or - ENVS 283 - or - ENVS 345 (3 or 4 credits)
ENVS 390 Integrative Environmental Seminar -or- ENVS 391c -or- ENVS 395c

Society, Ethics & Justice

6 credit hours, choose two

ENVS 284 Environmental Justice
ENVS 350a STEP: Water (4 credits)
ENVS 350f STEP: Food Systems (4 credits)
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
ENGL 288 Nature in Literature
HIST 300 Topics*
HIST 389g History of the US Environment
PHIL 287 Environmental Ethics
PSYC 277 Environmental Psychology
SOCL 252 Global Inequities
SOCL 272 Environmental Sociology
SOCL 276 Sociology and the Politics of Food
THEO 204 Religious Ethics and the Ecological Crisis
THEO 344 Theology and Ecology

Policy, Economics & Resource Management

3 credit hours, choose one

ENVS 290 Environmental Law
ENVS 332 Industrial Ecology
ENVS 335 Ecological Economics
ENVS 336 Biomimicry: Design Inspired by Nature
ENVS 338 Environmental Health Policy
ENVS 363 Sustainable Business Management
ENVS 364 Sustainability Management in the Global Context
ENVS 383 Human Dimensions in Conservation
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

Methods and Data Analysis

3 credit hours, choose one

ENVS 391 Independent Environmental Research*
ENVS 395 Environmental Internship*
ENVS 398 Special Topics*
ENVS 399 Directed Readings*
ENVS 380 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
ANTH 317 Qualitative Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology
BIOL 335 Introduction to Biostatistics
COMM 101 Public Speaking & Critical Thinking
COMM 231 Conflict Management and Mediation
COMM 234 Interviewing for Communication
COMM 277 Organizational Communication
COMM 363 Research Methods in Advertising and Public Relations
MARK 320 Marketing for Environmental Sustainability
SOCL 206 Principles of Social Research
SOCL 301 Statistics for Social Research
SOCL 302 Qualitative Research
STAT 203 Statistics
STAT 303 SAS Programming & Applied Statistics

*upon approval of IES Academic Director

Environmental Science Electives for BA Environmental Studies

9 additional credit hours, at least 3 (1 course) of which must be 300 level

ENVS 207 Plants & Civilization
ENVS 218 Biodiversity & Biogeography
ENVS 223 Soil Ecology
ENVS 224 Climate & Climate Change
ENVS 226 Science & Conservation of Freshwater Ecosystems
ENVS 227r Ecology of the Mediterranean
ENVS 267 Bird Conservation & Ecology
ENVS 273 Energy & the Environment
ENVS 281c Environ. Sustainability and Science in China
ENVS 281v Humans and the Environ. of Contemporary Vietnam
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 321 Conservation Biology Lab (1 credit)
ENVS 325 Sustainable Agriculture
ENVS 326 Agroecosystems
ENVS 327 Food Systems Analysis
ENVS 330 Restoration Ecology
ENVS 331 Restoration Ecology Lab (1 credit)
ENVS 338 Environmental Health Policy
ENVS 340 Natural History of Belize
ENVS 345 Conserv. & Sustainability in Neotropical Ecosystems
ENVS 350a STEP: Water
ENVS 350f STEP: Food Systems
ENVS 369 Field Ornithology
ENVS 380 Intro to Geographic Information Systems
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 104 The Human Ecological Footprint
ANTH 303 People & Conservation
courses in BIOL, CHEM, PHYS*

*upon approval of IES 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.

Five-Year BA/MPP Requirements‌

For students interested in pursuing the five-year dual-degree BA/Master of Public Policy (MPP) program, two 300-level IES courses and two 400-level MPP courses taken during the senior year will count toward both their BA and the MPP degree. Taken in the senior year, two relevant 300-level IES courses count as graduate electives and two 400-level courses count as general electives toward the student's 120 credit hours for the BA degree. The MPP requires 37 credit hours of coursework—12 three-credit courses, which includes a three-credit internship or capstone experience, plus a one-credit Professional Development class. The MPP is a professional degree program; instead of a thesis, it requires an internship or capstone experience, which allows students to apply skills developed in the program and gain work-related experience. To apply to the MPP program, students must be of junior standing, have declared an undergraduate major in Environmental Policy, Environmental Studies, or Environmental Science, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3, and a 3.5 GPA in five upper-level classes for the major. The application requires a personal statement and 3 letters of recommendation, at least 2 of which are from IES or affiliated faculty. No GRE test scores are necessary.