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Environmental Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1089 (BCR) San Francisco, CA, United States
The Environmental Science program of San Francisco State University is designed for students intending to prepare for graduate school or for direct entry into a career as an environmental scientist or environmental manager in industry or government.
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Overview

The Environmental Science program of San Francisco State University prepares students for a career as an environmental scientist or environmental manager in industry, government, or NGOs. The curriculum comprises a core providing a foundation of science and methods courses -- introductory earth systems and environmental science, biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics – as well as distributed electives in environmental science, environmental management and analytical methods, culminating in a capstone seminar shared with Geography students where students pursue a senior thesis or internship. A unique strength of this program compared to many environmental science programs is in geospatial analytical methods at the introductory and advanced levels.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will investigate environmental systems from an interdisciplinary perspective including interactions between systems and interactions with human activities.
  • Students will critically evaluate environmental plans, and strategies as well as resource management practices with respect to environmental sustainability and social justice.
  • Students will utilize GIScience techniques to investigate environmental questions.
  • Students will conduct field based sampling and/or observational studies, analyze results and critically evaluate the method.
  • Students will design, conduct and report on independent research projects using appropriate and well developed methods

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Chemistry for the Energy and the Environment
  • Our Physical Environment
  • The Human Environment
  • Introduction to Environmental Science
  • Geographic Techniques
  • The World of Plants

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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

  • International

    7440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7440 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7440 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for San Francisco

  • 2206 - 4120 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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