• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
The BS in Environmental Science from George Mason University provides students with rigorous training in the fundamental science of the environment, and the application of the key scientific principles to the analysis of environmental processes and problems and to the development of practical responses to those problems.


The Environmental Science program from George Mason University covers the fundamental techniques of environmental science and engineering, protection and improvement of environmental quality, environmental policy, risk assessment and risk management, and public and private decision-making processes. Graduates of the program are prepared to undertake careers in a variety of environmental science fields, and are also qualified to pursue advanced scientific/professional education.

Students select a concentration in conservation, ecological science, environmental health, human and ecosystem response to climate change, marine, estuarine and freshwater ecology, or wildlife. Through the course work below, environmental science majors satisfy the university-wide requirements in natural science, quantitative reasoning, and synthesis.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Environmental Biology: Molecules and Cell
  • Environmental Science: Biological Diversity and Ecosystems
  • Environmental Science: Biomes and Human Dimensions
  • Environmental Microbiology Essentials
  • Environmental Microbiology Essentials Laboratory
  • Environmental Policy Making in Developing Countries
  • Introduction to Environmental Policy
  • Applied Ecology
  • Fundamentals of Environmental Geographic Information Systems
  • Biostatistics for Biology Majors
  • Human Dimensions of the Environment
  • Economics of Environmental Policy

English Language Requirements

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

The following factors are considered when reviewing applications for admission:

  • Completed online application and application fee
  • Essay or personal statement on a topic of your choice.
  • Certified official, original transcripts from all secondary schools as well as official results from any leaving certificates or university entrance exams taken.
  • Official scores from SAT or ACT. International students may be considered for admission with no SAT or ACT test score via the score optional admission program. 
  • Verification of English language proficiency
  • Secondary School Report (PDF) and counselor recommendations. We suggest sending two letters of recommendation, one from a high school counselor and one from a teacher.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    36024 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36024 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    12564 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12564 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fairfax

  • 1330 - 2300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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