The Department of Environmental and Sustainability Studies

  Big Island 085

Purpose

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)
SPCH 2410
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)
ENGL 2130,
2230,
or 2330                     Sophomore Literature  (3)
PHIL 1030                 Introduction to Philosophy  (3)
Hum/FA Elective       (From approved list)  (3)
*ECON 2010
SOC 1010                 Introduction to Sociology  (3)
CHEM
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

Concentrations

 

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Students can earn undergraduate degrees in three concentrations:

1.  Environmental Science

2.  Society, Culture, and Communication

3.  Environmental Technology


Faculty

 

Getting Started

Step 1 - University Admission
You must apply for Undergraduate Admission to TTU and meet all admissions requirements.

Step 2 - General Education
You must meet the General Education Requirements of TTU. If you are a transfer student, it is critical to talk with your advisor prior to enrollment regarding the General Education Requirements and transferability. If you do not have an advisor or do not know who your advisor is, please contact Tammy Boles at (931) 372-6123 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

CONTACT US

For more information, contact Dr. Dennis George at (931) 372-3507 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Irene Mauk at (931) 372-6246 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ; or Tammy Boles
at (931) 372-6123 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

P.O. Box 5152
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