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Environmental Studies (for Transfer) - AA

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

Program facts

  • Program type
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Annual tuition fee
    9,290 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,290 USD

  • Language taught in
  • Start date
    January, March, June, September

Program overview

What Portland Community College says about their program:
"Are you interested in environmental issues and sustainability? Environmental studies is a “problem solving” discipline, addressing such topics as climate change, endangered species, environmental justice, pollution, and ecosystem services. Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary field, incorporating social sciences, mathematics, chemistry, biology, and geology to understand the interactions between humans and the natural world.
Coursework for majors gives students real, hands-on experience with environmental field work and analysis using local resources such as the Rock Creek Environmental Studies Center (RCESC). The RCESC includes 110 acres of habitat, including upland Douglas-fir forest, ash-forested wetland, Oregon white oak woodland, emergent wetlands, a pond, and access to Rock Creek. These courses introduce students to local environmental professionals, introduce environmental law and policy, and provide opportunities to monitor and restore local ecosystems."

Admissions requirements

  • TOEFL - 61
  • IELTS - 5.5 (no band lower than 5.0)
  • Duolingo English Test - 95 (no subscore lower than 75)
  • SAT - 480 (Reading and Writing)

NOTE: English proficiency is NOT required for admission to PCC. ESL placement testing and credit ESL Courses are offered.

  • International application Form
  • Passport photo page
  • Academic transcripts
  • Proof of financial resources
  • Health insurance agreement

Fees and funding

Undergraduate tuition - US$9,290 per year

PCC offers some scholarships for current students, ranging from $500-$2500. The application process is once per year. It usually takes place in the Winter term and it applies for the following term(s). Part-time on-campus jobs and payment plans are available.

Visa requirements for Portland Community College

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