Earth and Environmental Science

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.


Environmental Science, BS
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.

Environmental Engineering, BS
Our program trains students to apply science and engineering principles to improving the natural environment. Common applications for this major include enhancing air, water, and land resources for human and organism habitation, as well as rectifying polluted sites.

Chemistry/Environmental Science, BS
Our integrated chemistry and environmental science major has a strong emphasis on the physical aspects of environmental studies, combining all the major chemistry classes with several environmental science classes. Students in this major graduate well prepared for careers in environmental research or industrial or municipal environmental monitoring and control.


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.