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Earth Sciences

University of California, Santa Cruz

48 months
Duration
29754 USD/year
29754 USD/year
14025 USD/year
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About

Earth Sciences from University of California, Santa Cruz is designed for students who intend to pursue professional careers in Earth and planetary sciences, engineering, policy, law, teaching, or business or who otherwise desire the broad, quantitative training available at UCSC. 

Overview

Earth Sciences from University of California, Santa Cruz provides comprehensive preparation in the basic physical sciences, and particular breadth and depth in Earth and planetary sciences, the curriculum is structured to prepare students for the competitive graduate school and career marketplace.

Along with the standard Earth sciences major, we offer concentrations in environmental geology, geology, ocean sciences, planetary sciences, and combined majors with environmental studies and anthropology are available. There is also a minor in Earth sciences.

Careers

  • Business and industry
  • Geological and environmental consulting
  • Governmental agencies at the federal, state, and local level
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Research at universities, governmental research institutions, or other scientific agencies
  • Graduate/professional school in areas such as science, engineering, teaching, law, public health, business.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Remote Sensing of the Environment
  • Elements of Field Geology
  • Hydrology
  • Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
  • Statistics and Data Analysis in the Geosciences
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
  • Practical Geochemistry
  • Geomorphology
  • Engineering Geology for Environmental Scientists
  • Groundwater
  • Glaciology
  • Structural Geology
  • Geographic Information Systems with Applications in Earth Sciences

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.4

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must achieve a minimum GPA of 3.00 in the "a–g" courses.
    • Non-residents must earn a minimum GPA of 3.40. 
    • Take the ACT Plus Writing or the SAT with Essay 
    • The ACT Assessment plus the ACT Writing Test  or the SAT with critical reading, mathematics, and writing scores from the same sitting. 
    • Proof of English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29754 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    29754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29754 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    14025 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14025 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Santa Cruz

1710 - 2560 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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