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Environmental Science - LAS, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Ames, IA, United States
Iowa State offers two distinct but allied undergraduate programs focused on environmental systems: Environmental science and environmental studies.
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Overview

The environmental science major provides a technically rigorous, quantitative, and integrated approach to the study of environmental systems. The magnitude and complexity of environmental problems are creating a growing need for scientists with interdisciplinary training in environmental science. The environmental science curriculum is designed to prepare you for a position of leadership in this rapidly changing discipline. Your coursework will provide you with a solid foundation in the biological, chemical, and physical sciences and the specialized training necessary for integrated analysis of environmental systems.

Environmental studies is an interdepartmental, secondary major serving students with primary majors ranging from architecture to zoology. Designed to work in concert with your primary major, environmental studies can add an environmental component to any program of courses. This secondary major provides you with an understanding of major regional and global environmental issues and an appreciation of different perspectives regarding these issues.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Iowa State University operates on a rolling admissions basis.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Environmental Geology: Earth in Crisis
  • Introduction to Oceanography
  • Geological Disasters
  • Introduction to Renewable Resources
  • Natural Resources and Agriculture
  • Water Resources of the World

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    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:

    6

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    530

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

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.

Funding

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