Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.09
Liaison DeLayne Miller
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2019
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Tennessee Technological University
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Emma Jones
Student Worker
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Environmental Sciences Ph.D.

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The Doctor of Philosophy degree program in Environmental Sciences at Tennessee Technological University offers a concentration in either biology or chemistry but emphasizes the solution of complex environmental problems using an interdisciplinary approach. Course work is required in biology, chemistry, geology, agriculture, and sociology. This interdisciplinary approach insures that students become aware of a wide range of environmental concerns and that their research includes a breadth of environmental understanding beyond the boundaries of a particular discipline. The goal of the program is to prepare students for careers in research, management, government service, teaching, and other areas where they can make productive contributions to the solution of environmental problems.


The website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Professional Science Master's Degree: Environmental Informatics

A brief description of the graduate degree program (2nd program):

This degree provides a business background and concepts that are applicable across fields as diverse as sociology, public policy analysis, business, sustainable systems, and terrestrial/aquatic ecosystem management. The concentration in Environmental Informatics degree aligns with the vision and mission of Tennessee Technological University (TTU) as the State’s comprehensive university known for offering high-quality programs in the STEM disciplines that produce graduates in an area of state and national need.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Civil and Environmental Engineering: Ph.D.

A brief description of the graduate degree program (3rd program):

The CEE faculty strives to provide graduate educational opportunities to prepare students
to:
1. Conduct basic and applied research
2. Engage in advanced engineering design and professional practice
3. Continue their education in a doctoral program
4. Be engaged in life-long learning


The website URL for the graduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:
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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
Yes

Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate:
Manufacturing Sustainability Concentration, Master's

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:

Sustainable manufacturing, pollution reduction, and efficient use of limited natural resources and the minimization of use of toxic chemicals are increasingly issues for the consideration of manufacturers and managers. The Professional Science Master’s with a concentration in Manufacturing Sustainability degree program effectively prepares students for a career dedicated to developing technologies to transform resources into goods and services that respond to basic needs and improve human quality of life.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
P.S.M., Environmental Informatics Concentration

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):

The focus of this program is to effectively prepare students for careers dedicatedto sustaining Earth’s resources for future generations. Areas of study include populationgrowth, pollution and limited natural resources, result in increasingly topical environmentalissues.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
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