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Geography - Track in Environment and Society, B.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Students in the Environment and Society program take an interdisciplinary perspective on the relationship between human society and the natural world. The goal of the program is to give students a solid grounding in how social, cultural, political, economic, and demographic systems operate within human societies and how those systems affect our understanding and use of the non-human world. 

About

We emphasize the use of both qualitative and quantitative techniques for understanding the world around us. Students leave the program with a solid cross-cultural understanding of environmental issues and an ability to analyze cultural and political controversies over nature.

The environment and society program provides students with a base in liberal arts skills (critical thinking, writing, and speaking) and in analytical skills such as data collection in the field, in the library, and on the computer; the use of global positioning systems; the use of mapping, spreadsheet, and database software. Many of our students have found work that allow them to address important environmental and social issues in the private or public sector. Representative employment areas for our graduates include environmental consulting, pollution remediation, environmental law or public policy, outdoor education, resource management, geographic information systems analysis, nonprofit environmental organizations, and planning.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • The Natural Environment
  • Cultural Geography
  • Cartography I
  • Economic Geography
  • Map Reading and Interpretation
  • General Methods of Fieldwork
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Science

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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).

  • A completed Application for Admission (admission applications are available through the Office of Admissions and via the web at www.sru.edu)
  • A $ 30.00 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official high school transcripts or GED, and senior year (12 th Grade) class schedule if enrolled in high school
  • Official Composite Test Scores from the SAT or ACT

Tuition Fee

  • International

    644 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 644 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    322 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 322 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Grove City

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Contact the Office of Financial Aid for detailed information on various financial aid programs and scholarship materials. You can submit your questions regarding financial assistance directly to the Financial Aid Office at financial.aid@sru.edu. Students are encouraged to apply for admission early.

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