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BA Earth and Space Sciences

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

34278 USD
11839 USD

Application fee

International 80 USD
National 70 USD
College of Environment
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)92
SAT (avg)1290
ACT (avg)25

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About this course

Earth and space sciences seeks to further the understanding of the Earth, the solar system, and their histories. The scope extends from the center of Earth to the rim of the solar system, and activities cut across traditional disciplines of physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and mathematics. The discipline examines Earth's interior structure, chemistry, motion, and dynamics; geologic hazards; processes affecting the surface environment and climate; the surrounding space environment; planetary processes; and geobiology.

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Eligibility Criteria

Students in good academic standing may declare this major at any time.

English language requirement:

  • IELTS: 7
  • TOEFL-IBT: 92
  • TOEFL-PBT: 580
  • SAT: 1833
  • ACT: 25

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Course Modules

90 credits as follows:

Supporting Science (35 credits):Basic Supporting Science (20 credits): CHEM 142; Q SCI 291, Q SCI 292 or MATH 124, MATH 125; PHYS 114/PHYS 117 or PHYS 121.
Additional courses: 15 credits from department's approved list of courses in science and mathematics.  See adviser for current list.
ESS Courses (55 credits):Required courses (15 credits): Two of ESS 211, ESS 212, ESS 213. One of ESS 311, ESS 312, ESS 313, ESS 314.
Elective Courses: 40 upper-division credits (300 and 400 level) with at least 10 credits at the 400 level (may not include independent study or seminar courses numbered ESS 489 through ESS 499.)
All courses counted towards the major must be completed with a minimum grade of 2.0

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How to Apply

  • You can get started on the admission essays any time. The prompts are ready.
  • The application for autumn 2017 opens on October 1. (The UW remains a Coalition member. We will not use the Coalition application in this first year.)
  • The application deadline is December 1, 2016.

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