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Education: Earth Science, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Ames, IA, United States
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Overview

The air we breathe, the water we drink, and the ground we walk on connects our lives with what is known as the earth sciences.

The study of earth science at Iowa State prepares students to interpret, appreciate, and cope with interrelated earth systems. As our awareness of human interactions with the environment increases, our need for better understanding of the way the earth works becomes more urgent.

A degree in earth sciences opens the door to many careers. Possible careers include:

  • assessment of natural hazards (earthquakes, floods, landslides, volcanoes)
  • conservation and management of soil and ground-water resources
  • environmental planning and monitoring
  • exploration for energy and mineral resources
  • research into Earth processes and history
  • site investigations for engineering projects
  • teaching careers at secondary and university level

Graduates work to understand natural processes on Earth and other planets. They are able to apply their knowledge of forces and factors that shape the Earth to reconstruct the past and anticipate the future.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Energy and the Environment
  • Natural Resource Photogrammetry and Geographic Information Systems
  • Environmental Soil Science
  • GIS for Ecology and Environmental Science
  • Environmental Systems I: Introduction to Environmental Systems
  • Environmental Systems II: Analysis of Environmental Systems
  • Introduction to Ecosystems

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.25

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.25 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

  • Applicants must have achieved above-average academic performance in their previous education. We have outlined the minimum academic requirements by country. Please note that these are minimum requirements, not guarantees of admission. We may impose more rigorous requirements to meet the university’s enrollment needs.
  • English Proficiency Requirement
  • SAT/ACT Examinations
  • Application Fee
  • Summary of Required Supplemental Materials
  • Academic Records

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24862 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12431 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11615 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4021 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ames

  • 1158 - 1800 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

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