Earth and Environmental Sciences, Bachelor | Vanderbilt University | Nashville, United States
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Earth and Environmental Sciences

48 months
58130 USD/year
58130 USD/year
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The Earth and Environmental Sciences program of Vanderbilt University provides a structured yet flexible path for students to engage deeply and broadly with Earth and environmental sciences.


Students take a core set of lab science courses with field components, then propose an individualized course plan that creates an area of concentration in solid Earth, Earth surface, or environmental science while maintaining breadth across the discipline. The core classes build a shared foundation in understanding Earth processes and materials and building skills necessary for scientific inquiry. The upper-level concentration and elective courses allow students to explore their areas of interest and build the skills that will lead to the careers of their choice. In addition to the required classes, students must take a calculus course, and are encouraged to take additional supporting sciences such as chemistry, physics, math, biology, and/or computer science to lay a foundation for the interdisciplinary nature of the Earth and environmental sciences and to prepare for future endeavors.

After Vanderbilt

Many graduates of the Earth and Environmental Sciences program of Vanderbilt University go on to pursue an advanced degree in geoscience, environmental science, law, or medicine. Others work in the oil industry, for environmental firms, or for governmental or non-governmental agencies dealing with conservation and environmental issues.

Employment opportunities in the Earth and environmental sciences are outstanding, with higher-than-average year-over-year employment increases and among the highest starting salaries among the sciences. Career satisfaction for those employed in geoscience fields consistently ranks near the top in national surveys. Our students get great jobs and pursue advanced degrees at the very best schools in the world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Earth Systems Through Time
  • Earth Materials
  • Earth System Dynamics
  • Geomorphology
  • Transport Processes in Earth and Environmental System
  • Geochemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All required parts of the Coalition Application or Common Application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee, or fee waiver for qualified students
  • Official high school transcript
  • Counselor letter of recommendation
  • Two academic teacher letters of recommendation
  • Optional for students applying for fall entry: SAT or ACT scores
  • International applicants will be prompted to complete an international section of the Common Application
  • Official results of the TOEFL iBT, TOEFL iBT Home Edition, TOEFL Essentials, IELTS, PTE Academic, or Duolingo English Test if applicable
  • A completed College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile, if applicable

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    58130 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 58130 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    58130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 58130 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Nashville

1183 - 2197 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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