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    The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Earth and Ocean Science is designed to serve as a primary major for students who are seeking a future career in the earth sciences. This includes academia, industry, government laboratories, research institutes, NGOs, and K-12 Education. The B.S. curriculum thoroughly prepares students for graduate work in the earth sciences, including but not limited to fields such as geology, physical oceanography, climatology, hydrology, and environmental sciences.

    Students who don’t go on to graduate school may also pursue careers in these areas:

    • Petroleum or mineral exploration
    • Research or policy making at government agencies such as the U.S. Geological Survey and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
    • Research assistance at universities and institutes
    • Environmental consulting, in areas such as hydrology and groundwater quality
    • K-12 Education


    • EOS 101 and EOS 102
    • Chemistry 21L and 22L or 101L and 210DL or any of the above plus 210DL
    • Math 111 and 112L or equivalent
    • Physics 141L or equivalent
    • Biology 202L

    Degree Requirements

    • EOS 201 The Solid Earth: Minerals
    • EOS 202 Atmosphere and Ocean Dynamics
    • EOS 203S The Surface of the Earth
    • EOS 204 The Evolving Earth and Life
    • five additional Earth and Ocean Sciences courses at the 200 level or above, including one field-oriented class.
    • Up to two courses from a related field (Biology, Chemistry, Environment, Evolutionary Anthropology, Mathematics, Physics or Statistics) may be substituted with the approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    • Common Application or Coalition Application
    • Early Decision Agreement
    • Secondary School Report with Counselor Recommendation
    • High School Transcript
    • Two Teacher Recommendations
    • First Quarter Grades
    • Midyear Grade Report
    • Final Transcript
    • SAT (Two Subject Tests strongly recommended) or ACT with Writing
    • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Minimum band score expected: 7
    • โ€‹PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) Minimum score expected: 70
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Minimum scores expected: 100 on the internet-based TOEFL, 600 on the paper-based TOEFL


    Duke University will meet full demonstrated financial need for a limited number of international students. Each year Duke expects to enroll 20-25 first-year foreign citizens who receive need-based financial aid and/or merit-based scholarships. There is no need-based aid for international transfer applicants.

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