|Submission Date||June 30, 2017|
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Facilities:Office of Sustainability
The Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ESS) undergraduate program focuses on developing a student's ability to find solutions to environmental problems through an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning.
The ESS degree aligns well with the vision and mission of Tennessee Tech as the state's comprehensive university known for offering high-quality programs in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines.
The ESS program will foster in students the desire to lead purposeful and professional lives through the application of scientific principles to environmental issues within the social, political and economic framework of our society.
With its combination of courses in the traditional sciences and agriculture courses, Environmental 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 Days.
The Civil and Environmental Engineering program provides a basic civil engineering education with depth in the areas of environmental engineering, structural engineering, structural mechanics, and transportation. Civil and Environmental Engineers continue to make vital contributions to the solution of current issues of modern society such as pollution control, transportation, bridges, water resource development, and wastewater treatment.
These concentrations will help to teach the symbiotic nature of a variety of disciplines that form Environmental Science, explore and investigate environmental problems, and develop and enhance the ability to explain the student's findings to a diverse audience. Course work examines current topics through social, political and economic perspectives. Students analyze and propose sustainable solutions for complex, real-world environmental problems. The program culminates in a hands-on experience or research project addressing an environmental problem.
Through this program, students will learn to use GIS tools (geographic information systems) to aid in informed environmental decision making, model and experience environmental processes, and explore conventional water treatment methods.
Through this program, students learn how social systems interact with the environment, explore how cultural values and beliefs influence the way people use the environment, and study how organizations address environmental problems and how complex concepts regarding those issues are communicated.
Environmental Geology Concentration
Wildlife & Fisheries Science, Conservation Biology Concentration
Biology, Environmental Biology Concentration, B.S.
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