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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 include labs held outside the classroom, doing 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 integrating faith and learning.

Earth & Environmental Science Majors

Bachelor of Science Degree

The environmental science degree requires 66-69 credit hours and integrates biology, chemistry, geology, geography and math with 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 increase their knowledge of environmental stewardship and sustainability by declaring 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. This minor is especially appropriate for political science majors.

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

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