School of Agriculture

Environmental Agriscience

Students work on a project at Cummins Falls State Park

What is Environmental Agriscience?

The Environmental Agriscience curriculum educates students in the fundamental and applied principles of environmental quality with an emphasis on soil science and water quality. In addition to agriculture courses, this program of study includes courses in geology, biology, hydrology and GIS (Geographic Information Systems).

How can I use an Environmental Agriscience Degree?

Graduates enter the following careers:

  • Water quality
  • Reclamation, and developing environmental impact statements
  • Environmental consulting firms
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • State health departments,
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Agricultural Extension Service

Environmental Agriscience at Tennessee Tech

With its combination of courses in the traditional sciences and agriculture courses, Environmental Agricultural Agriscience students are prepared for a wide range of experiences. A 300-acre working, teaching and research farm located 3 miles from campus, the Tech Farm is also home to the Hyder-Burks Pavilion, which hosts multiple agricultural activities including The Home Show, the Tennessee Tech Garden Club Annual Plant Sale, and Farm Day.


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Michael Nattrass

Michael Nattrass

Assistant Professor, School of Agriculture
Phone:  931-372-3218
Office:  Oakley Hall (OKLY) 131




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