What will I learn?

Program Description:

Earth Sciences:

Earth science (also known as geology) is the study of the earth. This includes the processes that shape its surface (both land and water) and interior. It focuses on current and past processes. Many professional earth scientists work to protect natural resources, including water and environments. Professional earth scientists also explore for new resources such as oil, gas, or minerals. Others find careers as high school teachers.

The Earth Sciences Concentration is for students who want a flexible program. It combines fundamental courses in earth sciences with basic courses in related sciences. It also requires courses in areas outside of science. The Bachelor of Arts program is flexible enough to combine with a dual major in an unrelated field. The Bachelor of Science degree is more focused in earth and related sciences.

The degree program develops many skills:

  • Solving problems using critical thinking
  • Combining a range of sciences (chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics) in creatively solving practical problems
  • Collaborating to complete projects with others
  • Interpreting various types of information, including numbers, graphs, and text
  • Presenting insights and information in writing and speaking

Career Opportunities:

The Earth Sciences Concentration is designed for students planning careers in fields such as environmental consulting or resource exploration. Other careers include public service within local, state, or federal regulatory agencies (EPA, Ohio EPA). It is also a choice for students planning graduate study in earth and environmental sciences.

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Mathematics

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$18,398.00 per year
USD $9,199 per semester

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

College of Science and Mathematics

106 Oelman Hall,

DAYTON,

Ohio,

45435, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International student must have earned a certificate of completion of secondary education that would enable the student to be admitted to a university in his or her home country. Students should have studied mathematics and science subjects at the secondary level. Students must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale). Other English Language Requirements: PEARSON PTE – 51; satisfactory completion of LEAP level 4 TOEFL Waiver Track.

For international students

Students must have earned a certificate of completion from a secondary education school that would allow you to attend university in your home country. You should have studied mathematics and science subjects at the secondary level.

You must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and minimum score of English proficiency from one of these tests:

TOEFL: 61

IELTS: 5.5 with no sub score lower than 5.0

Pearson PTE: 51

Satisfactory completion of LEAP level 4 TOEFL Waiver Track

Graduation from a United States high school

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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