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Earth and Environmental Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cambridge, MA, United States
The Earth and Environmental Science major offered by Lesley University prepares individuals for graduate-level training in environmental sciences, or for entry-level employment in a broad and growing spectrum of environmental careers. 
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Students who complete this Earth and Environmental Science major offered by Lesley University will gain scientific literacy and both broad and deep knowledge of biology, earth sciences, or health within the context of the complex environmental challenges facing humanity today. An Integrated Science Track designed specifically for future Middle School, Elementary, Early Childhood, and Special Education teachers allows students to meet teacher licensure requirements for Middle School General Science and leads to comprehensive understanding of environmental issues and the science associated with them. Students wishing to focus on Middle School Mathematics should declare the Mathematics major. 

Learning Goals

  • Develop Critical Thinking and Inquiry Skills
  • Develop Scientific Literacy
  • Understand the Application of Science to Issues of Social Concern
  • Understand from Multiple Perspectives (including a historical perspective) the Breadth of Human Diversity
  • Prepare for Future Careers and Learning


Job opportunities for earth and environmental studies majors are projected to increase by nine percent in the next ten years. Common job titles include:
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Park Ranger
  • Environmental Planner
  • Environmental Technician
  • Field Technician
  • Environment Expert

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Rolling admission after the deadline.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Earth Science and Planetary Geology with Lab
  • Physics I with Lab: Forces, Sound, Momentum & Energy
  • General Chemistry I with Lab
  • Concepts and Applications of Calculus 
  • Inferential Statistics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

  • Official SAT/ACT test scores (without essay) will be required for applicants to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and for applicants to both undergraduate colleges
  • Students applying to BFA programs in the College of Art and Design must also submit a digital portfolio of 12-20 pieces.
  • If you are dually enrolled in college coursework or simply taking some college level classes, you may submit official college transcripts electronically through a variety of secure sites such as, but not limited to; Parchment, Credential Solutions, E-Scrip Safe, Clearinghouse, Naviance/Common Application, JST Services

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14600 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14600 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 1814 - 3760 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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