Tackle the world’s most pressing environmental problems with a major in Environmental Chemistry.

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Major Roadmap

Explore your options — classes, internships, research and study abroad. Find what interests you, discover what you love, and create a major experience that jumpstarts your future. 

Environmental Chemistry Major Guide

You’ll learn the impact that chemical substances have on the earth’s ecosystems by building your knowledge of both chemistry and environmental science. Get ready to confront climate change, find ways to clean up air and water pollution, and respond to environmental disasters. Or figure out solutions to problems related to energy, waste and recycling.

You’ll join a student-faculty research group for at least two semesters, where you’ll learn the process of research from beginning to end. Apply your knowledge in the state-of-the-art labs of the John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences Center. Graduate with a solid understanding of the science — and the connections between the environment, economics and policy.

You’ll leave St. Edward’s ready to make a difference.

What do our graduates do?

Environmental Chemistry majors go on to a variety of careers and graduate schools from St. Edward’s. Here’s a sample.

  • Geochemist and risk assessment officer at Tetra Tech, a consulting and engineering company
  • Master’s student at Texas A&M
  • PhD candidate at DePaul University
  • PhD candidate at the University of North Texas

8 Reasons to Choose St. Edward’s

St. Edward’s is the No. 8 Best Regional University in the West in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report college ranking. In honor of our ranking, we share the top reasons to become a Hilltopper.