12 months
1055 USD/credit 36925 USD/year
1055 USD/credit 36925 USD/year
703 USD/credit 24605 USD/year
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At Earth Science from Western Michigan University you will gain a broad and interdisciplinary perspective on Earth processes. Your program is deliberately flexible, allowing you to choose a combination of coursework that best fits your interests and career goals.


Earth Science from Western Michigan University coursework is drawn from areas such as geochemistry, geophysics, geomorphology, hydrogeology, petrology, remote sensing, sedimentary systems and economic geology. Additional coursework may come from other disciplines such as biology, chemistry, geography, environmental science, climatology or education. 

This coursework will provide you with foundational theoretical knowledge, as well as the ability to carry out relevant field and laboratory techniques necessary for an earth science career. 

Career Prospects

Graduates of this program have attained positions in state and federal government agencies, non-profit agencies, environmental and geotechnical consulting firms and the education sector.

  • Geologist, geoscientist or geographer
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Teacher*, educational consultant or museum educator
  • Manager or mid-level consultant
  • Environmental technician, scientist and specialist
  • Environmental regulator

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Geologic Communications and Presentations 
  • Surface Water Hydrology 
  • Hydrogeology 
  • Economic Geology 
  • Geological and Environmental Remote Sensing 
  • Hazardous Waste Operation and Emergency Response 
  • Remediation Design and Implementation 
  • Surface Geophysics 
  • Principles and Practices of Aquifer Testing 
  • Reflection Seismology 
  • Gravity and Magnetic Exploration 
  • Electrical Methods 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

On-going; students may be admitted for each semester.


35 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Grade-point average of at least 3.0 (of 4.0) for previous two years of undergraduate work is strongly recommended and is required for full consideration for financial support via teaching assistantships. 
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • This program requires three recommendations.
  • Written statement
  • Copy of passport identification page
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended or are attending, including diplomas, examination results, mark sheets and certificates
  • $100 non-refundable application fee
  • Proof of sufficient funds for the first academic year of study at WMU according to estimated cost of attendance

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36925 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1055 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    36925 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1055 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    24605 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 703 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Kalamazoo

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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