Environmental Sciences

Ensuring a Sustainable Global Community


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The Environmental Sciences research program and concentration in the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is focused on environmental quality and natural resource systems. Our mission is to:

  • advance student and stakeholder knowledge,
  • create new knowledge and build relationships,
  • and enrich lives to ensure a sustainable global community.

Our vision is to maintain a diverse perspective with relevant priorities to ensure quality research and educational opportunities and successes for our students.

The College hosts an impressive faculty in the Environmental Sciences with a wide range of expertise across the research, extension, and teaching mission areas who work to solve the problems facing Tennessee, the United States, and the world.

Our Expertise

  • Award-winning faculty engage undergraduate and graduate students in laboratory and field research
  • High-impact research features new and effective approaches
  • Every course instructor engages in research
  • Excellent laboratory facilities and equipment
  • All courses involve hands-on training


Wildlife Manager • Horticulturist • Zoologist • Microbiologist • Soil & Plant Scientist • Ecologist • Sustainability Consultant • Waste Management Officer • Water Quality • Scientist • Nature Conservation Officer • Wetland & Stream Ecologist • Natural Resources Specialist • Land Use Planner • GIS Technician • Environmental Safety • Officer • Invasive Species Specialist • Seasonal Aquatic Biologist • Park Ranger • Geologist • Environmental Compliance Manager • Environmental Geologist

What Classes are needed for an Environmental Sciences Concentration?

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Financial AssistanceFinancial Assistance

The College of Agriculture offers several financial awards designed to assist students with funding their education. Students can apply for the Dean’s Scholars or Leadership Development programs.

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Faculty and Graduate Students


Focus Areas:


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For Additional Information

Dr. De'Etra Young, Program Advisor

Dr. Sam Nahashon, Department Head 
(615) 963-2575 | snahashon@tnstate.edu