What will I learn?

Environmental Studies students complete coursework spanning a variety of disciplines pertinent to the understanding of environmental issues. This provides students with a solid interdisciplinary curriculum that promotes appreciation of the human imprint on the environmental landscape, issues of environmental sustainability, and the need to assess environmental problems by integrating economic, societal, ethical, political, and historical perspectives.

This major combines a solid base of courses in the natural sciences with course work in the social sciences to prepare students for careers in government, business, education, non-profit organizations or the media. These students have strong interests in: environmental policies; the relationships of those policies to local, national and international politics; issues of environmental ethics & advocacy; social change and its relationship to social justice; the history of human interaction with the environment; and the portrayal of nature in art and literature. Students have the option of pursuing an MBA through additional coursework.

Which department am I in?

School of Environmental Sustainability

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$46,410.00 per year
USD $23,205 per semester for 12 to 21 hours; USD $365 for Over 21 hours, additionally per credit hour
Start date

18 January 2022, 29 August 2022


Loyola University Chicago

1032 W. Sheridan Road,



60660, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a secondary and high school.

For international students

Students must have a high school or secondary school completion from an institution you have attended. Also students must have the following scores,

  • A minimum score of 79 is required for the TOEFL
  • A minimum score of 6.5 for IELTS

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.