48 months
7522 USD/year
7522 USD/year
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The Earth Sciences BA program offered at San Francisco State University builds a solid conceptual foundation of basic physical sciences, mathematics, and Earth sciences.


The Earth Sciences BA program offered at San Francisco State University integrates knowledge of these separate disciplines in ways needed to understand and help solve important interdisciplinary problems, such as slowing and adapting to climate change and managing conflicting demands that humans make on the natural environment. It also prepares students to advise and educate others about issues requiring knowledge of how the Earth works.

Career paths

  • Beyond the basic foundation, students have great flexibility to adapt the program to satisfy many possible interests in the Earth sciences and prepare for a variety of careers.
  • Some career possibilities include:
  • High school and middle school science teaching.
  • Technical support for firms engaged in environmental engineering, environmental monitoring and protection, natural resource analysis and management, hazardous materials and ecological remediation, computer mapping, etc.
  • Technical support to city, county, state, and other governmental agencies charged with land use and other planning.
  • Preparation for graduate education in such fields as resource management, environmental public policy, and environmental law.
  • Science writing, editing, and librarianship.
  • Interpretation for park systems, nature centers, museums, and other areas requiring natural science field skills and natural history communication skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Chemistry: Essential Concepts of Chemistry
  • Calculus
  • Quantitative Methods in Earth Sciences
  • General Physics
  • General Physics with Calculus
  • Techniques in Earth Sciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete and submit the CSU Application
  • Students will be required to submit official, original or certified/attested copies of all original academic documents in the original language of issue
  • Applicants who are presently attending a college or university in the United States must, in addition to their international records, submit official transcripts of all work completed and in progress
  • Applicants must be qualified to enter a university in their home country and have a good scholastic record from an accredited/recognized school
  • All applicants for admission to the University must pay a $55.00 application fee
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7522 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7522 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    7522 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7522 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for San Francisco

2206 - 4119 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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