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Earth Science - Elementary

Western Washington University

48 months
24120 USD/year
24120 USD/year
6893 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Earth Science - Elementary program at Western Washington University satisfies the academic major requirement for teacher certification with an endorsement in Elementary Education and must be accompanied by the professional preparation program in Elementary Education offered through Woodring College of Education.


Earth Science, or geoscience, is a diverse discipline, incorporating aspects of physics, chemistry, biology, and natural history in the attempt to solve earth-related problems. Geoscientists provide basic information to help our society solve problems and establish sound policy for resource management, environmental protection, public health, safety, and welfare.

Careers and Graduate Studies

Graduates of the Earth Science - Elementary program at Western Washington University are in high demand for jobs and graduate programs in Washington and across North America. Western’s Geology Department has a higher percentage of licensed geologists than any other college or university in Washington State, and our students' success rate on the national geology fundamentals exam (required for geologists licensing) is 20% higher than the national average.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Chemistry
  • Historical Geology
  • The Earth and Its Weather
  • Geological Oceanography
  • Precalculus
  • Matter and Energy in Physical Systems
  • Matter and Energy in Earth Systems
  • Matter and Energy in Life Systems
  • Matter and Energy in Chemical Systems
  • Field Experience in Middle School Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits

Quarter Credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The International Student Application for Admission 
  • $60 non-refundable application fee
  • An essay that helps the Admissions Committee understand your academic goals, related experiences and/or preparatory course work, and professional goals
  • Official academic credentials
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Statement of Financial Responsibility

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24120 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    24120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24120 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    6893 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6893 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Bellingham

1109 - 1684 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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