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Earth and Environmental Sciences, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Virginia Beach, VA, United States
Earth and Environmental Sciences is a multi-disciplinary field that addresses the interactions between humans and the environment. Study in this field includes an understanding of the basic principles that govern geological, biological and chemical interactions, as well as development of solutions to current environmental problems.
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The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Virginia Wesleyan is designed to provide a solid foundation in the earth sciences as well as supporting coursework in chemistry, biology, and physics. In addition to mastering concepts, students will receive hands-on skills to include field methods, laboratory techniques, GIS (geographic information systems) and research.

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 with Laboratory
  • Environmental Geology with Laboratory
  • Oceanography
  • Meteorology
  • Field Experiences in Earth and Environmental Sciences

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • A completed application.
  • An official high school transcript or comparable home school documentation.
  •  A recommendation from a guidance counselor or other school official.
  •  An official record of scores on the Scholastic
  • Assessment Test (SAT) or the American College
  • Testing Program (ACT).
  • Students with a high school grade point average of 3.25 or above or an especially strong college preparatory curriculum may apply without submitting standardized test scores. 
  • A TOEFL score of at least 550 on the written test or 80 on the Internet-based exam. 
  •  A transcript of grades from high school reported in English.
  •  A recommendation from a high school official, written in English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36010 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    36010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36010 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Virginia Beach

  • 980 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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