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Environmental Geoscience, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) , WV,
The B.A. in Environmental Geosciences is a joint Geology/Geography program for students interested in geological and geographical approaches to environmental issues. Emphasis is placed on the physical, human, and spatial aspects of Earth and its environment. The broad and interdisciplinary nature of the degree program is designed to produce geoscientists who can identify environmental problems, apply a variety of approaches to their remediation, and be conversant among the wide range of disciplines for whom the environment is of special concern.


The bachelor of arts in environmental geoscience is a joint geology-geography program for students interested in geological and geographical approaches to environmental issues. Emphasis is placed on the physical, human and spatial aspects of Earth and its environment.

The program’s broad and interdisciplinary nature produces geoscientists who can identify environmental problems, apply a variety of approaches to their remediation and be conversant with the many disciplines for which the environment is of special concern.

Depending on the major field of geologic studies selected, students are encouraged to choose supporting courses in fields such as mining or petroleum engineering, biology, geography, soil mechanics and computer science.

Geology majors receive a broad education in several areas of the discipline so they may make an informed decision concerning specialization if a graduate degree is sought. Flexibility in seeking employment in a variety of geology specializations is possible because the student has a broad base of knowledge in all areas of geology. During the senior year, undergraduates may use their geology electives to begin a specialization.

Geologists and geophysicists hold approximately 85,000 jobs nationwide. In addition, nearly 10,000 geoscientists hold geology, geophysics and oceanography faculty positions in colleges and universities. Energy and environmental companies employ about half of all geoscientists. Many other geologists work for consulting firms and business services, especially engineering firms, which often provide services to oil and gas companies. The federal government employs approximately 10,000 geologists, geophysicists, oceanographers and hydrologists.

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 included:
  • Sustainable Tourism Development
  • Sustainable Living
  • Environmental Regulation
  • Elementary Statistical Inference
  • Intermediate Statistical Methods
  • Principles of Conservation Ecology
  • Wildlife Ecosystem Ecology
  • Pest Management
  • Hazardous Waste Training
  • Soil Microbiology

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    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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    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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    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


Must have at least a 2.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.

Must meet English Proficiency or request conditional admission and complete an Intensive English Program (IEP) application.

Please be advised that some Engineering majors may reach capacity and therefore will be restricted from entry.

For direct admission to some colleges and majors, SAT or ACT scores are required and must be sent to WVU directly from the respective testing services. For all other majors, international students are encouraged but not required to submit SAT or ACT scores, if available. SAT/ACT scores are useful for determining scholarship eligibility.

To expedite the application process, it is strongly recommended that all undergraduate students (both freshmen and transfer) who have attended high school, post-secondary educational institutions and colleges or universities outside the United States use World Education Services to complete the required professional credential evaluation of all academic work completed. A “detailed” or “course-by-course” evaluation, including a calculated grade point average (GPA) and WES certified copies of official documents, is required for all work completed in a country other than the United States.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22488 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22488 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7992 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7992 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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