Earth and Environmental Science (EES) Department
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.
The Environmental Science degree requires 67-69 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.
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 the EES department. Each minor requires 19-20 credit hours.
Environmental Law and Policy: Looking to pursue a career in law or public policy? Consider adding this minor which is especially appropriate for students with a political science major.
Environmental Science: This 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: This minor is especially appropriate for students with majors in business, communication arts, humanities or social sciences.