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Earth and Environmental Sciences, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #62 (ARWU) Nashville, TN, United States
The Earth and Environmental Sciences at Vanderbilt University are aimed at applying basic scientific principles in interpreting Earth’s dynamic history – how Earth “works” and records its origin and age in rocks and landscapes – and how Earth system processes affect modern environmental and ecological systems.
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Overview

Among the natural sciencen life, and influences human interactions with Earth. The intellectual breadth of the Earth and environmental sciences covers the collective study of Earth’s atmosphere and oceans, its ecology, and the solid Earth, with the growing recognition that humans are one of the most significant agents of change in these systems. Earth and environmental sciences are the cornerstones of sustainability science, which is becoming ever more critical for our global society.

Key Facts

The Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) program at Vanderbilt University focuses on four research areas:

  • Solid-Earth dynamics: transport, reaction and evolution of fluids and magmas in the crust;
  • Life processes: Earth’s record of life, ecology, and the adaptation to changing climate and environment;
  • Surface and atmosphere dynamics: processes governing Earth’s thin sphere of air, water, and sediment that sustains life;
  • Coupled human-environment interactions: pursuing the complex and dynamic intersection of Earth processes and human activity.

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 included:

  • Dynamic Earth and lab
  • Earth systems through time
  • Life through time
  • Earth materials

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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General Requirements

  • All required parts of the Coalition Application, Common Application, or QuestBridge Application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee, or fee waiver for qualified students
  • Official high school transcript
  • Counselor letter of recommendation
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Optional for students applying for fall 2021 entry:  SAT or ACT scores 
  • Official results of the TOEFL, TOEFL Special Home Edition, IELTS, PTE Academic, or Duolingo English Test if applicable
  • A completed College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Nashville

  • 1183 - 2200 USD/month
    Living Costs

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