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Earth Science, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Earth Science from Southern Connecticut State University offers maximum flexibility in course selection to enhance interdisciplinary study and makes a double major easily accessible to students in related fields.

Graduates with Earth Science from Southern Connecticut State University will be able to:

  • Obtain a broad knowledge of Earth Science and its subdisciplines (Geology, Meteorology, Oceanography, Astronomy)
  • Understand and be able to demonstrate the scientific method
  • Demonstrate scientific reasoning -- cause to effect, multiple causes and cause sequences possible, quantitative and/or qualitative reasoning, critical thinking/reasoning skill
  • Demonstrate information literacy -- search for scientific data or information, discern reliable from non-reliable sources, source attribution, reliable and accurate reporting
  • Demonstrate proficiency in communication -- oral, written and technological
  • Synthesize ideas -- interrelationship of sub-disciplines of earth sciences, interdisciplinary thinking
  • Exhibit professionalism -- ethics, integrity, meeting deadlines, work ethic, etc.
  • Demonstrate computer and technological adeptness
  • Assess and evaluate scientific and environmental situations
  • Develop an appreciation and responsibility for the natural world.  

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physical Geology

  • Historical Geology Principles of Meteorology

  • Principles of Astronomy

  • Physical and Chemical Oceanography

  • Mineralogy

  • Invertebrate Paleontology

  • Structural Geology and Tectonics Field Methods

  • Petrology

  • Stratigraphy & Sedimentation

  • Environmental Earth Science

  • Geomorphology

  • Stratigraphy and Sedimentation

  • Air Pollution Meteorology

  • Earth Resources

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

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

  • Official high school transcript from an accredited secondary school or official GED equivalency diploma or GED transcript.
    • 1 letter of recommendation from a teacher or school counselor
    • Official standardized test score report from ACT or SAT (Reading/Writing + Math; Essay not required)
    • Complete the Common Application for Admission online.
    • An essay or personal statement is required within the Common Application.
    • Pay the non-refundable $50 application fee (payable online by debit card, credit card or e-check)
    • a high school GPA in the B range
    • a combined score on the NEW SAT in the range of 980 to 1180
    • an ACT composite score in the range of 18-21

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18436 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9218 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18436 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9218 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6162 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3081 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New Haven

  • 1380 - 2110 USD/month
    Living Costs

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