Listen to Dr. Michael Guebert, Earth and Environmental Science Department Chair, discuss the unique facilities and opportunities of the Earth & Environmental Sciences program at Taylor.
Earth and Environmental Science
Leading the way in science, stewardship and service
Taylor University's Earth and Environmental Science (EES) program balances theoretical knowledge with practical experience and integrates Christian ethics with a deep concern for God’s creation.
We seek to give our EES students the intellectual and professional tools they need, as well as a deeper understanding of the ethical reasoning behind a faith-based pursuit of environmental studies and sustainability. We believe in science leading to stewardship and service, both inside and outside the classroom.
Located on the edge of a 145-acre arboretum, the award-winning Randall Environmental Center is the perfect embodiment of our departmental approach. The building itself demonstrates our strong focus on the latest environmental science research methods and techniques, while the setting reflects our commitment to conserving creation with our hands-on, “outside science” teaching methods.
Our graduates are heavily recruited as a result of this powerful combination of theory and experience, with nearly 100% of our graduates finding placement in either graduate studies programs or the workplace.
Take the next step
Taylor environmental science students have a great opportunity to serve and learn outside of the classroom through a biennial course in Guatemala. Watch the video of EES students learning about sustainable development as they build stoves, latrines, and water filters with the people of Guatemala.
Two interdisciplinary majors—biochemistry and sustainable development—have joined Taylor’s science offerings, providing students additional opportunities to learn at the intersections of disciplines.
Meteorologist and Taylor University Adjunct Professor of Earth and Environmental Science Jason Berry will give a presentation titled "How Will This Year’s El Nino Influence Weather in East-Central Indiana?"
Sustainable land management, public health emergencies, medical missions, urban gardens, and bridging science, ethics and religion are among the topics being covered during the Annual Natural Sciences Seminar, a series of Monday afternoon lectures and presentations hosted by Taylor University’s Department of Natural Sciences each Monday during the Fall Semester.