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

Major Roadmap

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

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.

The Classroom and Beyond

We emphasize experiential learning, so students majoring in Environmental Chemistry enroll in at least two semesters of research courses and join a student-faculty research group with the goal of producing and presenting professional-level work.