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Earth and Environmental Sciences, B.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #901 (ARWU) New Orleans, LA, United States
Since humankind only has one planet (for now, anyway), it’s imperative that we take good care of it. That’s why UNO offers the earth and environmental sciences (EES) program. 

Overview

The programme

  • We want to ensure that you possess not only all of the qualifications for higher education and employment within the EES industry, but also a thorough grounding that will allow you to make environmentally and socially responsible decisions once you do enter the industry.
  • Within the EES department, UNO offers two concentrations: geoscience and coastal and environmental science. You will be able to choose courses to meet these concentration requirements while also completing the standard College of Sciences curriculum.
  • Once you have completed the EES program, you can expect to find a place within one of many graduate schools across the nation or secure employment with the oil and gas industry, a state or federal science-based agency, or a private environmental firm. Wherever you land, you can be sure that your UNO degree will continue to serve you in your professional endeavors.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • UNO’s location on the Mississippi River delta offers excellent field-based study in the department’s current areas of study, for example in mineralogy and high temperature geochemistry; paleontology and climatic control on human evolution; aquatic organisms, fisheries management, and natural resource management; and fluvial, estuarine, and marine sediment transport and hydrodynamic modeling. 
  • In addition to your tailored coursework, you will work in labs, with state-of-the-art instrumentation, and in analytical techniques in field-based courses and other hands-on activities.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    70

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

GPA & Curriculum RequirementAll in-state applicants are required to have a high school core GPA of 2.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale based on the Regents' Core (Core 4 or TOPS University Curriculum)*.International Freshmen Applicants

Minimum admission requirements for freshmen:

  • Official transcripts with English translations
  • A cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 as calculated by the UNO Admissions office
  • Math Test Scores (one of the following):      ACT 19      SAT 500
  • English Test Scores (one of the following):      ACT 18      SAT 25 (Writing & Language)      TOEFL 70      IELTS 6.0

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14190 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18708 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9354 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New Orleans

  • 1125 - 2160 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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