Chemistry – Environmental Science Major

Find Your Place in the World

Learn and explore the connections between chemical organisms and their environments as a Chemistry-Environmental Science major at Taylor. Studying for a Chemistry-Environmental Science degree includes all areas of chemistry, as well as foundational environmental science classes for an interdisciplinary investigation into intricate chemical processes.

A Flourishing Learning Environment

As a major in Chemistry-Environmental Science, your chemistry classes will include biochemistry, as well as analytical, organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry. This chemistry foundation produces a deep scientific understanding that leads to new connections and scientific questions useful in researching and pursuing solutions to environmental problems.

The Environmental Science courses on pollution, toxicology, ecology, environmental law, and environmental ethics provide an interdisciplinary grasp of complex natural processes and infuse societal health and sustainability into the Chemistry curriculum. Students in this major will also have access to the study and research ecosystems surrounding Taylor’s campus, such as the 145-acre arboretum.

Students pursuing a Chemistry-Environmental Science degree have many opportunities for hands-on research and experience. You will investigate real environmental systems, participate in student-faculty research during the summer or academic year, and complete a practicum in a related chemistry or environmental science field.

Chemistry – Environmental Science Curriculum & Degree Options

Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog here.

Contact the Environmental Science, Public Health & Sustainable Development Department

Dr. Michael Guebert, Department Chair and Professor of Environmental Science, Public Health & Sustainable Development

Contact the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

Dan King, Department Co-Chair and Professor of Chemistry

Tricia Stan, Department Co-Chair and Associate Professor of Chemistry