48 months
21320 USD/year
21320 USD/year
6834 USD/year
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Frostburg State University’s four-year, Earth Science bachelor’s program studies how the Earth was formed, how it evolved and how we can best manage its resources to preserve habitats.


Applying interdisciplinary techniques to locate, identify and characterize natural processes, reconstruct landscapes and examine the impacts of climate change on a diverse range of environments, Frostburg State University’s Earth Science majors seek answers to today’s most pressing scientific questions. 

We explore such issues as: How has the planet changed over time? What conditions were necessary for life to begin? Why does climate change? What is the future of the Earth? The study of earth science has never been more important than it is today and that has led to tremendous opportunities for those who enter this growing field.

  • Enter a field experiencing widespread growth because of increased awareness of excessive global consumption and declining availability of finite materials and energy resources.
  • Complete an environmental science concentration or pursue certification as an earth science middle/secondary teacher.
  • Study in a multidisciplinary program with diverse courses delivered by the departments of geography, physics, biology and chemistry.

Career outlooks

According to information presented in a webinar by the American Geosciences Institute about the Outcomes of the Geoscience Undergraduate Education Summit, earth sciences graduates can anticipate 35 percent growth in career positions over the next 10 years. One reason for the growth is an estimated loss of 12 percent of the earth science workforce to retirement. 

An additional explanation for career growth in the earth sciences field is growing public concern over the demands populations are placing on our diminishing natural resources. For more information about the AGI and the field of geoscience, visit American GeoScience Institute.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Physical Geography
  • Descriptive Meteorology
  • Physical Geology and Geomorphology
  • Earth Systems History
  • Environmental Chemical Analysis
  • Soils: Genesis, Nature and Characteristics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • National: FSU accepts applications on a rolling basis, starting on September 15 and continuing until there is no further space for students


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete an application for admission and submit your $45 (USD) application fee
  • Send your official academic transcripts
  • Provide a photocopy of your passport identification page
  • Submit an international student certification of financial support
  • Pass an English proficiency exam

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21320 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    21320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21320 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    6834 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6834 USD per year during 48 months.

Regional Resident (Residents of Pa., Va., W.Va. and Ohio living within 120 miles of Frostburg) $15,730/year

Living costs for Frostburg

1216 - 2059 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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