Departments and Interdisciplinary Programs
Aerospace (B.S., M.S.)
The MTSU Aerospace Department is one of the largest in the nation and includes a first
rate professional pilot, aircraft maintenance, flight dispatch, technology, administration,
and air traffic control training and degree programs.
Agribusiness & Agriscience (B.S.)
Students from the School of Agribusiness and Agriscience routinely perform well above
the average on the National Agriculture Achievement Exams. Student learning activities
extend beyond the classroom--internships, farm laboratories, student clubs, and judging
Biology (B.S., M.S., M.S.P.S.)
The Biology Department enrolls every student on campus and last year the Biology
faculty won all three major university awards - teaching, research, and service. They
are home for a nationally recognized recycling program that provides scholarships
to MTSU students.
Chemistry (B.S., B.S. Biochemistry, M.S.)
The Chemistry Department offers B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemistry and biochemistry
and also participates in three interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. Undergraduate students
in our department can take advantage of numerous opportunities to participate in faculty-led
research and are encouraged to join the national award-winning Chemistry Club.
Computer Science (B.S., M.S.)
The Computer Science Department was among the first undergraduate programs in the
state of Tennessee to have one of its undergraduate programs (B.S. in Computer Science,
Professional Computer Science Concentration) accredited by the Computing Accreditation
Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The rigorous curriculum of both the Professional Computer Science Concentration
and the Business Applications Concentration produce graduates who have excellent job
Concrete Industry Management (B.S.)
The CIM Department at MTSU is the first of its kind to integrate a technical education
in concrete with the business and communication skills needed to advance in the industry.
The program has since been expanded to four other universities nationwide. CIM offers
a Bachelor of Science in Concrete Industry Management with concentrations in Production,
Sales and Service or Concrete Contracting. Also, coming in fall 2012, an executive-style
MBA for professionals across the nation.
Engineering Technology (B.S., M.S.)
Engineering Technology has served as the home for the Russell Chair of Excellence
in Manufacturing, the Environmental Science Program, and Construction Management.
ET students design and build a number of vehicles each year for national competitions.
Environmental Science & Technology (B.S.)
The Environmental Science and Technology (ES&T) program at Middle Tennessee State
University (MTSU) is an interdisciplinary program involving the Departments of Agribusiness
and Agriscience, Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering Technology. Five different concentrations
are available (one proposed Fall 2010). The program, established in 1973 is administered by the College of Basic and Applied Sciences. Students have the option of participating in research projects and obtaining a variety
of jobs when they complete their degrees; including, government, consulting, laboratory,
Geosciences (B.S., M.S.P.S.)
The Department of Geosciences offers programs leading to a Bachelor of Science degree
with a major in Geoscience and concentrations in Geology or Physical Geography. To
provide the student with maximum opportunities for career preparation, the two concentrations
are subdivided into five career patterns: Geology, Earth Science, and Earth Science
for Teachers within the Geology concentration; and Physical Geography and Geographic
Techniques within the Physical Geography concentration. The Department also offers
a graduate concentration in the Masters of Science in Professional Science program,
with emphases in Geographic Information Systems, Environmental Geosystems, and general
Geoscience. Proper selection of courses will permit a student to work as a professional
in a chosen area, pursue graduate studies, or be licensed to teach.
Mathematical Sciences (B.S., M.S., M.S.T.) Interdisciplinary: (M.S.P.S., Ph.D. C.S., Ph.D M.S.E., Ph.D. M.B.)
Mathematical Sciences offers degrees in mathematics education, pure and applied mathematics,
statistics and actuarial science. The math faculty is involved with the Advanced Placement
Test, National Mathematics Standards, and in using technology to teach mathematics.
Since 1950, the MTSU Military Science department has produced numerous outstanding
United States Army Officers. Committed to developing leadership and management skills
through hands-on application, the "Blue Raider Battalion" serves as a distinct training
and educational program for those who desire to excel either in the military or civilian
Physics & Astronomy (B.S.)
The Physics and Astronomy Department, established in 1995, places a strong emphasis
on faculty-student interactions. The department requires an undergraduate research
thesis for every physics major.