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Earth and Environmental Sciences, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #55 (ARWU) Nashville, TN, United States
The Earth and Environmental Sciences 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 sciences, ours is the quintessential interdisciplinary science, providing a vital perspective on how Earth’s physical and geochemical templates simultaneously sustain and threaten 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.

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

(i) Solid-Earth dynamics: transport, reaction and evolution of fluids and magmas in the crust;

(ii) Life processes: Earth’s record of life, ecology, and the adaptation to changing climate and environment;

(iii) Surface and atmosphere dynamics: processes governing Earth’s thin sphere of air, water, and sediment that sustains life;

(iv) 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
  • 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

    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:

    7

    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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General Requirements

You may apply using either the Common Application or the Universal College Application. Select one application method and submit all materials through that method; do not submit both. All parts of the application should be submitted by the published deadlines.

  • All required parts of either the Common Application or the Universal College Application.
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee, or fee waiver for qualified students
  • Official high school transcript
  • Counselor letter of recommendation
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Standardized Test Results: SAT or ACT with Writing
  • Official results of the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic if applicable
  • A completed College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    48600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Nashville

  • 1183 - 2200 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

We make three important commitments to U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens to ensure that students from many different economic circumstances can enroll at Vanderbilt:

  • First:  Since talent and promise recognize no social, cultural, economic, or geographic boundaries, our admissions process is need-blind for U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens. 
  • Second: Vanderbilt will meet 100% of a family’s demonstrated financial need. 
  • Third:  Financial aid awards do not include loans. Instead of offering need-based loans to undergraduate students, Vanderbilt offers additional grant assistance. This does not involve income bands or "cut-offs" that impact or limit eligibility.

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