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School of Environmental Studies

Environmental Science | 120 Hours

 
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  • 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

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General Education Curriculum Applies to all ESS Undergraduate Degree Concentrations

General Curriculum (41-42 hours)

  • ENGL 1010 English Composition I (3)
  • ENGL 1020 English Composition II (3)
  • COMM 2025 Fundamentals of Communication or PC 2500 Communicating in the Professions (3)
  • MATH 1710 Pre-Calculus Algebra; MATH 1830 Applied Calculus; or MATH 1910 Calculus I (3 or 4)
  • HIST 2010 Early United States History (3)
  • HIST 2020 Modern United States History (3)
  • ENGL 2130, 2235, or 2330 Literature (3)
  • ECON 2010 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • CHEM 1010 Introductory Chemistry I or CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I (4)
  • ESS 1100 Intro. to Environmental Studies (3)
  • BIOL 1020 Diversity of Life (4)
  • Hum/FA Elective (From approved list) (3)
  • Hum/FA Elective (From approved list) (3)

Major Field Core Curriculum (37-38 hours)

  • AGBE 4120 or ECON 4120 Natural Resource Economics (3)
  • BIOL 3120/3130 General Ecology (with lab or non-lab) (3-4)
  • ESS 3710 Chemistry and the Environment (3)
  • ESS 3000 Intro. to Environmental Law (3)
  • ESS 4001/4002 Society and the Environment: Capstone Experience Part I and II (6)
  • GEOL 1045 Earth Environment, Resources and Society or GEOL 1040 Physical Geology (4)
  • HIST 3900 Environmental History or ESS 3200 Nonprofit Organizations and the Environment (3)
  • MATH 3070 Statistical Methods I or BIOL 4220 Biostatistics (3)
  • SOC 3600 Environmental Sociology or ESS 4110 Human Dimensions of Natural Resources (3)
  • ESS 2100 Environment and Ethics (3)
  • ESS 3100 Global Sustainability Issues & Initiatives (3)

Concentration Core (27 hours)

  • AGRN 3000 Soils (4)
  • CHEM 3005 Elementary Organic Chemistry (4)
  • GEOL/GEOG 3200 Water Resources (3)
  • GEOG 4510 Theory of GIS I (3)
  • PHYS 2010 Algebra-based Physics I (4)
  • BIOL 4840 Limnology or WFS 4730 Conservation Biology (3)
  • GEOL 3550 Paleoclimates or GEOL 4150 Geomorphology (3)
  • ESS 4093 Special Topics, ESS 4300 Environmental Management System, or ESS 4900 Internship (3)

Free Electives (13-15 hours)

 

Environmental Science Checklist (PDF)

 

For questions, please contact your advisor:
Dr. Samantha Allen saallen@tntech.edu
Dr. Tammy Boles tboles@tntech.edu
Lisa Brown lbrown@tntech.edu
David Hajdik dhajdik@tntech.edu
Dr. Hayden Mattingly hmattingly@tntech.edu
Dr. Steve Sharp ssharp@tntech.edu

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