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Environmental Science, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
University rank #531 (QS) , MA,
As an environmental science major, you will investigate the physical, biological, geographical and policy aspects of the natural environment to gain insight into ways that life on earth can continue to thrive. Along the way you'll confront related issues: environmental justice and ethics, food security, species diversity and extinction, water availability, sustainable consumption, climate change.


  • Choose from one of three tracks in this interdisciplinary major: environmental science and policy, earth system science, and environmental and conservation biology
  • Examine environmental challenges from the perspectives of faculty in the sciences, social sciences and humanities, including those in our world-renowned Graduate School of Geography
  • Conduct research in Clark's Lasry Center for Bioscience, a 50,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility built in 2005
  • Apply to conduct research through the HERO Program

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Introduction to Biology I
  • Environmental Science and Policy: Introductory Case Studies
  • Earth System Science
  • Introduction to Biology II
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Ecology

          English Language Requirements

          You only need to take one of these language tests:

          • Minimum required score:


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          Academic Requirements

          You need the following GPA score:

          Required score: 2

          Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 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

          • First-year Common Application
          • Secondary school report: Your guidance counselor will submit the secondary school report along with an official high school transcript, which will give us a picture of your academic career.
          • Teacher evaluation form: This must be from a teacher in a traditional academic area such as mathematics, science, foreign language, English, social science or academic elective.
          • SAT/ACT scores, if you choose to submit (Clark is a test-optional school). 
          • Application fee of $60 through the Common Application website or a fee waiver

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            44050 USD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 44050 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
          • National

            44050 USD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 44050 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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          Living costs for Worcester

          • 1100 - 1620 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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