Loyola University Maryland

Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Learning Aims

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Students in the environmental studies minor will:

  • Understand our impact upon the environment in a scientific, historical, economic, and/or ethical context.
  • Learn how and where to find information about environmental issues.
  • Acquire detailed knowledge about environmental issues and understand the complex interrelationships which characterize them.
  • Learn how to apply scientific, economic, and/or humanistic perspectives in analyzing environmental issues. 
  • Be prepared for entry-level positions and to begin more advanced study in a wide range of environmentally-oriented fields and professions.

Additionally, minors in environmental study will have the knowledge, skills, and commitment to:

  • Display a passion for the natural environment.
  • Develop tools to advocate for environmental protection and environmental justice.
  • Demonstrate the ability to draw on their strengths to respond to environmental challenges at local, regional, and global levels.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use speech and writing effectively and persuasively to address environmental issues and propose effective solutions to environmental problems.
  • Be models for environmental justice education, through teaching, scholarship, and community outreach, with special emphasis on working in solidarity with the poor to prevent environmental degradation.