B.Sc. On Campus

Earth Sciences

Oregon State University

48 months
22042 USD/year
22042 USD/year
8296 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Earth Sciences major program at Oregon State University is among the nation's premier undergraduate programs, serving students with a broad range of interests and career aspirations. 


Key facts:

  • The Earth Sciences program at Oregon State University engages in science and in critical societal issues facing the region, the nation, and the international community.
  • The Earth Sciences major offers three options: Climate Science, Geology, and Ocean Science. The degree emphasizes hands-on learning through laboratory and field, or shipboard, experiences and undergraduate research and internships. The separate options provide preparation for careers with climate, geological or marine science emphasis and are also suited for students interested in careers in environmental science, science education, and in graduate studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Climate Science
  • General Chemistry
  • Laboratory For Chemistry
  • General Chemistry
  • General Physics With Calculus
  • General Physics
  • Physical Geology
  • Earth Systems Science
  • Differential Calculus
  • Oceanography
  • Statistical Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 3.0 GPA High school diploma or IB Diploma with minimum overall score of 26 or IGCSE 5 subjects with a 3.0 average using NCAA scale (9-7/A=4, 5-6/B/C=3, 4/D/E=2, F/G=1, 3-1/U=0). Subjects must include Math, English, Science, 2 electives.
  • English Test Scores must be less than two years old as of the start term requested. Applicants may also use the following achievements to meet the English Requirements for admission to an undergraduate degree program. 
  • SAT: evidence-based reading/writing score of 560
  • ACTE (ACT English) - 21
  • Two English composition courses (Writing 121+) with grades C- or better or one English composition and one Speech Communication course (Communication 111+) with grades C- or better, all from a US university.
  • IGCSE O or A Level English with a grade of C or better (provisional results not accepted)
  • IB Diploma: Language A - Language and Literature (HL) with a minimum score of 5
  • AP English L & C - minimum score of 3

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    22042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11021 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    22042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11021 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8296 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4148 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Corvallis

1397 - 2488 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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