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Earth Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (ARWU) Bozeman, MT, United States
The department offers a Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences degree at the Montana State University which may be earned in any one of five options (Geography, Geographic Information Science/Planning, Geology, Paleontology, and Snow science).
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Overview

Research opportunities are available to undergraduate students who demonstrate the interest and ability. Senior-level students may enroll in ERTH 490R (Undergraduate Research), which provides the opportunity to participate in a research project under the guidance of a faculty member. 

Successful completion of ERTH 490R credits requires that the student write a senior thesis report and orally present and defend the results in a public forum, such as an annual conference of a professional society. Collaborative opportunities exist with the university's Undergraduate Scholars Program.

Departmental Honors in Earth Sciences

The Department of Earth Science at the Montana State University awards Departmental Honors at graduation to students who demonstrate exceptional undergraduate performance through the following criteria:

  • a minimum 3.5 grade-point average (GPA) in the major;
  • a minimum 3.0 GPA overall;
  • completion of at least 4 credits of undergraduate research with a grade of "B" or better; and
  • completion of a Senior Thesis (ERTH 490R)--written, bound, and orally presented and defended by the last day of classes prior to graduation.

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 include:

  • Earth System Sciences
  • Topics in Earth Sciences
  • Geography of World Regions
  • Human Geography
  • Intro to GIS Science & Cartog
  • Introduction to Statistics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

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General Requirements

  • Admission Application: An application for admission may be submitted online or downloaded and printed; if completing the paper application, please return the completed and signed application form to the Office of Admissions. The application may also be obtained from a high school counselor or directly from the Office of Admissions.
  • High School Transcript: After graduation, a complete and official transcript must be sent directly from the high school to the Office of Admissions. Courses completed, GPA (on a 4.0 scale), rank in class (if available), and official date of graduation must be indicated on the transcript.
  • Approved High School Equivalency Exam: If an approved high school equivalency exam was taken in lieu of high school graduation, an official score report/transcript must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions from the Department of Education from the state in which the exam was given.
  • ACT/SAT Scores.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7770 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bozeman

  • 1099 - 2280 USD/month
    Living Costs

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