BA Earth Sciences

University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Bachelor's Degree
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Entry Requirements


  1. Official secondary school (high school) transcripts/mark sheets, which list course work and grades of the four (4) years of high school education (or 3 years if you are still completing your final year of high school at the time of applying to UNC Charlotte). Generally, UNC Charlotte requires 4 units of English (or your native language), 4 units of Mathematics, 3 units of Science, 2 units of History/Social Science, and 2 units of the same Foreign Language (which may be English). Note that some programs (majors) are competitive.
  2. Certified/true copy of your secondary school (high school) diploma (degree certification) if you have already earned your high school degree, unless your high school transcripts clearly indicate your graduation date.

English Language Proficiency

In order to ensure English language proficiency, any applicant whose native language is not English, and/or who has been educated primarily outside of the US, must submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores. International students completing their high school education in the U.S. may submit acceptable SAT scores instead.

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): UNC Charlotte School Code: 5105, Undergraduate
    • 507 - Paper-based test
    • 64 - Internet based test
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): Overall band score: 6



  • Math (General Education Requirement)
  • Writing and Inquiry in Academic Contexts I
  • Introduction to Physical Geology
  • Introduction to Physical Geology Lab
  • Social Sci. Social Science Elective
  • General Elective
  • Statistics or Philosophy Elective
  • Writing and Inquiry in Academic Contexts II
  • Earth History
  • Earth History Lab
  • Arts and Society Elective
  • General Elective


  • Earth Science-Geography
  • Earth Science-Geography Lab
  • Environmental Dilemma
  • Foreign Language Elective
  • General Elective
  • Mineralogy
  • Environmental Geology
  • Foreign Language Elective
  • Western Cultural Historical Awareness
  • General Elective


  • Intro. To Meteorology and Climatology
  • Geomorphology
  • Geomorphology Lab
  • Oceanography
  • Global and Intercultural Connections
  • General Elective
  • Liberal Studies Elective
  • Writing Intensive Elective
  • Major Elective
  • General Elective
  • General Elective


  • Hydrologic Processes
  • Soil Science
  • Major Elective
  • General Elective
  • General Elective
  • Earth Science Seminar
  • Major Elective
  • General Elective
  • General Elective
  • General Elective

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