Graduate Pathway in Environmental Sciences

Do you want to study for a degree in the United States but need to improve English language skills or test scores? A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university. Students are guaranteed progression to an undergraduate degree program. We provide full integration with domestic and international students on campus from highly trained university instructors and tutors while giving you academic support throughout your program.

Curriculum

3-Term Pathway Curriculum

TERM 1 COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
ALS 162  Academic Reading/Writing  3
ALS 161 Academic Listening/Speaking 3
ST 201  Principles of Statistics 4
IEPA 005 GRE Preparation 0
  Total 10

TERM 2 COURSE TITLE  CREDIT HOURS
 WR 121                 English Composition    3                                     
 ALS 181 English Composition Bridge 2
ENSC 515 Environmental Perspectives and Methods* 3
ENSC 520      Environmental Analysis* 3
 ALS 181 INTO OSU STEM Success 2
               Total 13

 

TERM 3 COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
WR 317 Technical Writing 3
COMM 218 Interpersonal Communication 3
BA 515 Accounting and Finance* 4
BA 516 Management and Marketing* 4
Total 14

*This course will apply to PSM graduate degree requirements if a grade of B or higher is earned. 

Degree Program Components

  • 45 graduate credit hour program
  • 14 foundational credits apply from the Pathway
  • 31 credit hours remaining toward degree

 

Career Paths

As a graduate of the Master's degree program in environmental sciences at OSU, you might find work as a:

  • Desert Ecologist
  • Natural Resources Specialist
  • Environmental Planner
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Ecologist
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Graduate Pathway in Environmental Sciences

How do I qualify?

The entry requirements below are for the 2016-17 academic year. 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 3-Term Pathway
GPA: 2.75 overall GPA in final year of study
Undergraduate degree:    Major in related field              
TOEFL iBT: 70 (16 subscores)
IELTS: 6.0 (5.5 subscores)
Password: Level 7
Academic English: Level 5 (No grades below C and a pass grade in all Pass/No Pass courses) 

*Direct entry applicants must also submit a statement of objective, current resume and three letters of professional reference. Entry is competitive. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee entry.

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Graduate Pathway in Environmental Sciences

When can I start?

 

2016-2017 Dates and Prices

Pathway
Program Start Date Tuition
3-Term Pathway: September 13, 2016
$29,910

2017-2018 Dates and Prices

Pathway
Program Start Date Tuition
3-Term Pathway: September 13, 2017
$29,910
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Graduate Pathway in Environmental Sciences

What are the progression requirements to the university's graduate degree program?

After successfully completing the Pathway program, you can enter an OSU graduate program (subject to successful completion of Pathway program and any additional requirements). This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression. You must meet the following Oregon State University Pathway Progression criteria in order to progress:

PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS 3-TERM PATHWAY
Academic Requirements
  • 3.0 GPA cumulative for the last 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits) and
  • 3.0 GPA cumulative and C or higher grades in all Pathway courses
Language Requirements:
  • B or higher grades in all English language courses
Standardized Test Requirements:
  • GRE quantitative score of 152 or higher

What are my degree options after completing the INTO OSU Pathway?

The INTO OSU Graduate Pathway in environmental sciences is designed to provide a route to the Oregon State University degree program in Environmental Sciences.

How will an INTO OSU Pathway and an OSU degree program prepare me for success after my studies?

We contribute top talent to the job market-new engineers who have had entrepreneurial and commercialization experience during their years studying at OSU. These men and women graduate work-ready, prepared to contribute to the economy, and impact the world.

The College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences research spans across several disciplines and is focused in these strategic areas:

  • Coastal and near-shore oceanography
  • Water resources
  • Climate change
  • Elemental cycles and food web
  • Advective and diffusive transport in the ocean and atmosphere
  • Solid earth research to study magmatic and tectonic processes
  • Natural hazards including earthquakes, volcanoes, coastal storms and sea level rise
  • Land-change science and human dimensions of environmental change

 

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