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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 teams.
 
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 opportunities.

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, and field.
 
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.
 
Military Science
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 sector.
 
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.