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Earth Science, B.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) , OR,
The Department of Geology offers programs leading to the bachelor’s degree in geology, as well as studies in numerical modeling, geochemistry, geomicrobiology, hydrogeology, engineering geology, planetary geology, and environmental geology.

About

The programs serve both majors in geology and non-majors: those who may wish to broaden their science background; those preparing to teach general or earth sciences or geology in elementary or secondary schools; and those preparing for a master’s or a doctoral degree.
Post- baccalaureate students (with a bachelor’s degree, not in geology)who wish to become professional geologists may complete this curriculum while doing both undergraduate and graduate work in geology.
Geologists are employed by government agencies at federal, state, county, and city levels; by independent consulting firms to work with engineers, architects and planners; in the construction, mining, and petroleum industries; and as teachers in elementary and high schools and at the college level.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Geologists who have graduated from PSU are employed, for example, in mitigation of environmental problems, assessment of ground and surface water resources, development of and exploration for mineral and fuel resources, management of mineral and fuel resources on private and public lands, urban planning, GIS, evaluation of the effects of forest roads and quarries on watershed health, management of their own companies, and instruction at all educational levels.
Students majoring in geology should plan to complete the required mathematics, chemistry, and physics courses as early in their program as possible.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    527

    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • 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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Academic Requirements

  • All admitted undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students on non-immigrant visas must satisfy the English language proficiency requirement before they can enroll in regular academic classes.
  • Minimum required official score, achieved within the last two years, on the International Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the Portland State Institutional TOEFL, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam, or the Pearson Test of English-Academic (PTE).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    570 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 570 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    171 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 171 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Portland

  • 1271 - 2270 USD/month
    Living Costs

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