The Environmental Sciences Ph.d program is being offered jointly through the Department of Chemistry and the Biology Department. Tennessee Tech is the first university in the state to offer this unique Ph.D. program. Because of the strong chemistry and biology departments, the Water Center, and the states only federally-recognized fisheries unit here, TTU is uniquely qualified to provide this highly needed program. One of the strong suits of our department is the rich and diverse scientific backgrounds of our faculty. Numerous research training opportunities exist, including several aspects of environmental chemistry: water quality and management, proteomic effects of pharmaceuticals or personal care productions in the environment, radiochemistry and radioactive waste remediation, alternative energy and fuel chemistry, soil chemistry, lanthanide and actinide chemistry, and pollutant migration and environmental fate.