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.
Taylor’s chemistry program is one of 12 Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) members certified by the American Chemical Society and the only CCCU university in Indiana with ACS certification.
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.
As you study chemistry for environmental scientists, you'll 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.
Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog.
The Foundational Core classes will give you a big-picture view of how your calling connects with God's purpose for your life, engaging with ideas that will demonstrate how God has given you certain talents and skills to bring healing to the world. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God's creation.