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Earth Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Frostburg, MD, United States
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, FSU’s earth science majors seek answers to today’s most pressing scientific questions. 
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Program highlights

  • Integrate geomorphology, geology, soils survey, environmental reconstruction, field work, geographic data handling, remote sensing and original research into your studies.
  • Develop the skills and ability to reconstruct environments and explore remote regions of the earth.
  • Complete approximately 50 percent of your lab work in the field, exploring rock deposits, waterways, swamps and other settings in the natural environment.
  • Explore earth science using FSU’s excellent scientific facilities and equipment that include chemical analysis laboratories, a sediment preparation laboratory, surveying equipment, subsurface coring instruments, pollen extraction ability, computer laboratories with the industry standard GIS software and much more.
  • Complete a senior earth science research project exploring real world challenges and have the opportunity to present your findings at international scientific conferences.
  • Intern at locations such as the U.S. Geological Survey, soil testing companies, environmental consultancies and many other such organizations, if desired.
  • Take part in a studying abroad exchange program in the United Kingdom or another country earning credit that can be applied to your earth science degree requirements, if desired.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Physical Geology and Geomorphology
  • Earth Systems History
  • Fund. of Geographic Data Handling 
  • Elements of Applied Probability and Statistics
  • Research Methods in Geography
  • Biogeography
  • Natural Hazards in the Physical Environment
  • Fluvial/Coastal Geomorphology 
  • Quantitative Analytical Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

The University welcomes applications from undergraduate international students whodemonstrate university-level language proficiency in English.Frostburg State University international student admission process focuses on three areas: (1) academic qualifications; (2) financial support; and (3) English language proficiency.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20320 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20320 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Frostburg

  • 1216 - 2060 USD/month
    Living Costs

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