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Earth Science - General Science - Secondary, B.A.E.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Bellingham, WA, United States
Earth Science - General Science - Secondary is a diverse discipline at Western Washington University, incorporating aspects of physics, chemistry, biology and natural history in the attempt to solve earth-related problems.
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Overview

Geoscientists are curious and concerned about the earth. By applying knowledge of forces that shape the Earth, geoscientists seek to reconstruct the past and anticipate the future. They provide basic information to help society solve problems and establish policy for resource management, environmental protection, public health, safety, and welfare.\

Careers and Graduate Studies

Graduates of the Earth Science - General Science - Secondary 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    96 alternative credits
    • 96-110 credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity
  • Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Introduction to Organismal Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • Historical Geology
  • GIS in Geology
  • The Earth and Its Weather
  • Geomorphology
  • Geological Oceanography
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Science and Society

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    6.5

    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:

    550

    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

  • 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

  • International

    22890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22890 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    22890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22890 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6543 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6543 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bellingham

  • 1109 - 1690 USD/month
    Living Costs

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