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Earth and Environmental Science


As an Environmental Science major at Taylor, you will take courses from a cross-section of the sciences including Biology, Chemistry and Geology. Many of our courses regularly include labs held outside the classroom conducting research in the field and service learning in the community. You will also have the opportunity to see beyond the natural sciences through courses on public policy, natural resource economics, and environmental ethics all from a perspective, which integrates faith and learning.

Earth & Environmental Science Majors

Bachelor of Science Degree

The Environmental Science degree requires 66-69 credit hours, and is an integration of biology, chemistry, geology, geography and math with cognate studies in policy, economics and ethics. All students complete a practicum of their choice and a summer field-studies course.

The EES department also coordinates two integrated majors: Chemistry-Environmental Science and Environmental Engineering. These majors provide excellent preparation for either further study at the graduate level or for employment in a variety of environmental fields.

Earth & Environmental Science Minors

Students pursuing degrees outside of the Earth and Environmental Sciences program may wish to increase their knowledge of environmental stewardship and sustainability by receiving one of three minors in Earth and Environmental Science. Each minor requires 19-20 credit hours.

Environmental Law and Policy: Looking to pursue a career in law or public policy? Consider adding an Environmental Law and Policy Minor appropriate for students with a political science major.

Environmental Science: Our Environmental Science Minor is designed for students with other science majors who wish to broaden their knowledge base and increase their applicability to environmental concerns.

Environmental Studies: The Environmental Studies Minor is especially appropriate for students with majors in business, communication arts, humanities or social sciences.