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.

Sustainable Development, BS
If you're interested in the practical side of caring for the environment, consider a sustainable development major. Students in this major take a variety of environmental science classes, along with classes in economics and sociology. All sustainable development majors also choose one of the following concentrations: economic development, public and environmental health, sustainable agriculture, and water resources.

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 a minor in Environmental Science. The minor requires 17-20 credit hours.

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.