Admissions

How do I apply for admission?

The University's Admissions Office has information about visiting our campus, receiving information, and applying. Information for freshman, international students, and transfer students can also be found there.

To apply for one of our Earth Sciences or Environmental Geosciences majors, when you submit your application (apply for admission), you can choose College of Science and Engineering (CSE) for BS degrees or the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) for BA degrees. Please be sure to view each College's "Future Students" pages.

What are the general differences between the CSE and CLA degrees?

College of Science & Engineering College of Liberal Arts
Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences or Environmental Geoscience Bachelor of Arts in Earth Sciences or Environmental Geoscience
Requires more technical courses Requires 2 years of second language

What happens after I am admitted?

Typically, you spend your first three semesters in what’s called the lower division before you apply to a major. The colleges' academic advisers will help you decide on a major, and develop your course plan.

When do I apply for a major?

Application for admission to a major occurs mid-fall semester of your sophomore year. Admission is decided after fall grades are posted.

I am a transfer student, what do I do? 

The College of Science & Engineering, College of Liberal Arts, and the University have information for transfer students.;

I am an international student, what do I do?

The College of Science & Engineering, College of Liberal Arts, and the University have information for international students.