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Environmental Geoscience, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cortland, NY, United States
With today's many challenging environmental problems, from pollution to climate change, the earth needs a hero. Are you that hero? Environmental Geoscience majors are a blend of deft scientists and passionate conservationists.
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The Environmental Geoscience program will prepare you for entrance into graduate programs in the environmental geosciences and for careers as geoscience-oriented environmental scientists with private companies, industry, and state and federal agencies.Career Potential

  • Environmental geoscientist
  • Watershed specialist
  • Hydrologist or Hydrogeologist
What Will I Learn?
  • Study the environment from a geologic perspective
  • Fieldwork and hands-on learning are infused throughout the program
  • Learn research skills for modern environmental science
  • Develop writing and presentation skills for professional development
  • Interdisciplinary course work in related math and sciences
Special Features
  • Internships with environmental companies and government agencies
  • New laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment and instrumentation
  • Easy access to exceptional field sites in the Finger Lakes and beyond
  • Summer field geology at our own Brauer Field Station
  • Large, engaged alumni network in a wide range of positions

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Historical Geology
  • Mineralogy
  • Sedimentary Geology
  • Geomorphology 

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Complete the Application for Undergraduate Admission
  • Complete the FSA-2, Autobiographical Essay
  • Submit official transcripts from your secondary school
  • Submit a photocopy of the information page from your current passport
  • Submit documentation of English proficiency if English is not your native language.  
  • Complete the FSA-4, International Student Financial Statement
  • Submit the required verification documents to support the financial statement
  • Submit the SUNY Cortland I-20 Request Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16650 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6870 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cortland

  • 874 - 1910 USD/month
    Living Costs

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