Environmental & Sustainability Studies: Environmental Science

Bachelor of Science | Environmental Science | Three Concentration Options 
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 About Environmental ScienceCIS ESS water quality study wb

  • Choose a Program of Study in Biology, Chemistry, or Natural Resources.

  • Learn the symbiotic nature of a variety of disciplines that form Environmental Science.
  • Explore and investigate environmental problems.
  • Develop and enhance your ability to explain your findings to a diverse audience.

Research

  • Environmental & Sustainability Studies programs at Tennessee Tech are supported by cutting-edge resource centers:
  • The Center for the Management, Utilization, and Protection of Water Resources and the Millard Oakley STEM Center for the Teaching and Learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

ESS at Tennessee Tech

  • These concentrations offer students the opportunity to pursue their passions in a meaningful way as they apply scientific principles to environmental issues.
  • Course work examines current topics through social, political and economic perspecitives.
  • Students analyze and propose sustainable solutions for complex, real-world environmental problems.
  • The program culminates in a a hands-on experience or research project addressing an actual environmental problem.

 

 

Bachelor of Science | Environmental Science: Biology Option
Course Outline

 

Environmental Science: Biology Option / 45 hours

Concentration Core  (11 hours)

  • AGRN 3210  Soils  (3) and AGRN 3220 (1)
  • GEOG 3200 (GEOL 3200)  Water Resources  (3)
  • PHYS 2010  Algebra-Based Physics  (4) 

Biology Option (16 hours)

  • BIOL 1010 Intro. to Biology I (4) 
or BIOL 1105 Foundatons 
of Biology (4)
  • 
BIOL 1115  General Zoology  (4)
  • 
BIOL 2110  General Botany  (4)

  • BIOL 3140 Cell Biology  (4)
or BIOL 3200  Microbiology  (4)
or BIOL 3810  General Genetics  (4)


Directed Electives (12 hours)


Choose one of the following:


  • AGHT 3450  Dendrology  (3)

  • BIOL 3240  Field Botany  (3)

  • 
BIOL 4330  Plant Ecology  (3)


Choose one of the following:


  • GEOL 2000  Earth Evolution  (3)

  • WFS 4500  National Wildlife 
     Pol.  (3)

  • WFS 4730  Conserv.  Biol.  (3)


Choose one of the following:


  • BIOL 4650  Marine Biology  (3)
  • 
BIOL 4840  Limnology  (3)

  • BIOL 4130  Environ. Microbiol.  (3)


Choose one of the following:


  • BIOL 3330  Entomology  (3)

  • BIOL 4230  Animal Behavior  (3)
  • 
BIOL 4610  Invert. Zoology  (3)

  • BIOL 4630  Ornithology  (3)
  • BIOL 4810  Ichthyology  (3)

  • BIOL 4820  Mammalogy  (3)

  • BIOL 4830  Herpetology  (3)


Free Electives (5-6 hours)

 

Year by Year Course Outline: Environmental Science / Biology

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Bachelor of Science | Environmental Science: Chemistry Option
Course Outline

 

Environmental Science: Chemistry Option / 45 hours

FYI

Concentration Core  (11 hours)

  • AGRN 3210  Soils  (3) and AGRN 3220 (1)
  • GEOG 3200 (GEOL 3200)  Water Resources  (3)
  • PHYS 2010  Algebra-Based Physics  (4) 

Chemistry Option (22 hours)

  • CHEM 1110  Gen. Chemistry I 
(instead of 1010)
  • 
CHEM 1120  Gen. Chemistry II  (4)

  • CHEM 3010/3020  
Organic Chemistry I and II  (8)

  • CHEM 3410  Quantitative Analysis  (4)

  • CHEM 3500  Elements of Physical Chemistry  (3)

  • CHEM 4710  Env. Chemistry (instead of 3710) (3)
  • CHEM 4720  Adv. Environmental Chemistry  (3)


Directed Electives (6-8 hours)
 / choose two of the following:


  • GEOL 4100  Environ.  Sediment.  (4) 

  • GEOL 4650  Applied Geochemistry  (4)

  • GEOL 4711  Hydrogeology  (4)
  • 
GEOL 4510  Theory of GIS -- I  (3)

  • GEOG 4650  Environ. Apps of GIS  (3)

  • AGRN 3230  Soil Science  (4)
  • 
AGRN 4220  Environ. Soil Chem.  (3)
  • 
BIOL 4130  Environ. Microbiology  (3)

  • BIOL 4840  Limnology  (3)
  • 
BIOL 4850  Applied Microbiology  (3)
  • 
WFS 4500  National Wildlife Policy  (3)
  • 
WFS 4730  Conservation Biology  (3)

  • CHEM 4992  Intro. to Research (2)


Free Electives (4-6 hours)

 

Year by Year Course Outline: Enviromental Science / Chemistry

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Bachelor of Science | Environmental Science: Natural Resources Option
Course Outline

 

Environmental Science: Natural Resources Option / 45 hours

Concentration Core (11 hours):

  • AGRN 3210  Soils  (3) and AGRN 3220 (1)
  • GEOG 3200 (GEOL 3200)  Water Resources  (3)
  • PHYS 2010  Algebra-Based Physics  (4) 

Natural Resources Option (13-14 hours):

  • AGRN 3230  Environ. Soil Science  (4)

Choose one of the following (3-4 hours):

  • AGRN 4210  Soil Fertility and Fertilizers  (3)
  • AGRN 4220  Environ. Soil Chemistry  (3)
  • BIOL 4840  Limnology  (3)
  • GEOL 4150  Geomorphology  (4)

Choose two of the following (6 hours):

  • AGBE 4130  Agricultural Policy  (3)
  • AGET 3110  Engineering Tech in Ag. II  (2)/
  • AGET 3115 Natural Resources Systems Lab (1)
  • AGET 4720  Ag. Systems Technology  (3)
  • AGRN 3020  Crops in Sustainable System  (3)

Directed Electives (6 hours) / Choose two of the following:

  • BIOL 4330  Plant Ecology  (3)
  • BIOL 4840  Limnology  (3)
  • GEOL 2000  Earth Evolution  (3)
  • WFS 4730  Conservation Biology  (3)
  • GEOG 4510  Theory of GIS -- I  (3)
  • GEOG 4650  Environ. App of GIS  (3)
  • GEOG 1010  Weather and Climate  (3)

Free Electives  (14-15 hours)

 

Year by Year Course Outline: Environmental Science / Natural Resources

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