The Department of Environmental and Sustainability Studies
The Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ESS) undergraduate program will focus on developing the students' ability to find solutions to environmental problems thorugh an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning. The ESS degree aligns well with the vision and mission of the university as the State's comprehensive university known for offering high-quality programs in the STEM disciplines. This program will produce graduates in an area of state and national need.
The ESS program will foster in students the desire to lead purposeful professional lives through the application of scientific principles to environmental issues within the social, political and economic framework of our society. The ESS goals are to prepare students to analyze and propose sustainable solutions for complex, real-world environmental problems; to understand and integrate ideas from the ecological, social, and physical sciences with technological solutions; to be life-long learners; and to lead socially responsible lives that sustain the Earth's fragile environment.
General Education Curriculum
ENGL 1010 Writing I (3)
ENGL 1020 Writing II (3)
or PC 2500 Oral Communication (3)
*MATH 1130, College Algebra,
1830, or 1910 Concepts of Calculus, or Calculus 1 (Mathematics course depends on concentration) (3 or 4)
HIST 2010 American History I (3)
HIST 2020 American History II (3)
or 2330 Sophomore Literature (3)
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
Hum/FA Elective (From approved list) (3)
SOC 1010 Introduction to Sociology (3)
1110 Introduction to Chemistry (4)
BIOL 1020 Introduction to Biology II (4)
*Check concentration requirements.
Major Field Core
AGBE 4120 Environmental and NR Economics (3)
BIOL 3120/3130 General Ecology (with lab or nonlab) (3-4)
ESS 1100 Introduction to Environmental Studies (3)
ESS 1020 Connection to the Environment (1)
*CHEM 3710/4710 Environmental Chemistry (3)
ESS 3000 Environmental Law (3)
ESS 4001/4002 Capstone in ESS (6)
GEOL 1045 Earth Environment Resources and Society (4)
HIST 3900 Environmental History (3)
MATH 3070 Statistical Methods I (3)
SOC 3600 Environmental Sociology (3)
*Check concentraton requirements.
Last modified 5/8/13
Students can earn undergraduate degrees in three concentrations:
Step 1 - University Admission
You must apply for Undergraduate Admission to TTU and meet all admissions requirements.
Step 2 - General Education
For more information, contact Dr. Dennis George at (931) 372-3507 or
; Irene Mauk at (931) 372-6246 or
; or Tammy Boles
P.O. Box 5152