Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Environmental Physics
Environmental Physics is the study of the Earth and environment, using Physics and Mathematics. If you’re interested in the Earth and its environment and would like a physics-based understanding of it, then Environmental Physics is a great subject to study.
The BSc programme majoring in Environmental Physics consists of a number of courses worth 15 points each, totalling 360 points.
You must complete the following courses plus a capstone course in your final year of study. For Enviromental Physics we recommend the capstone course, ENVPHYS 399. For other capstone options, see our Capstone courses page.
- MATHS 108 General Mathematics 1 OR MATHS 110 Mathematics for Science
- MATHS 208 General Mathematics 2
15 points from:
- ENVPHYS 200 Earth Observations and Models
- ENVPHYS 300 Atmosphere, Ocean and Earth Physics
- PHYSICS 201 Classical and Thermal Physics
15 points from:
45 points from:
- COMPSCI 361 Machine Learning
- EARTHSCI 320 Practice in Earth Sciences 2
- EARTHSCI 361 Imaging the Subsurface
- ENVPHYS 301 Special Topic
- ENVPHYS 370 Directed Study
- GEOG 334 Environmental Change
- GEOG 335 Applied Physical Geography
- GISCI 341 Remote Sensing of Surface Processes
- MARINE 302 Dynamics of Marine Systems
- MATHS 361 Partial Differential Equations
- MATHS 362 Methods in Applied Mathematics
- MATHS 363 Advanced Modelling and Computation
- PHYSICS 331 Classical Mechanics and Electrodynamics
- PHYSICS 332 Fluid Mechanics
- PHYSICS 333 Lasers and Electromagnetic Waves
- PHYSICS 334 Statistical Physics and Condensed Matter
- PHYSICS 340 Electronics and Signal Processing
You can use our degree planners to help you plan the courses you need to take for your BSc. To find the most up to date Environmental Physics degree planner, go to the Science degree planners page.
Doing a double major with Environmental Physics
If you choose to do a double major in your BSc we recommend the following subjects to complement Environmental Physics: Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Geography, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics.
Preparing for your Environmental Physics major
Some students will feel more prepared for our Environmental Physics courses if they have already studied some science subjects in high school.
Find out which school subjects will help you feel prepared by reading our Subject guide for school students.
Help and advice
Visit your hubs for help and advice on any aspect of your studies and life at University.
The Student Hubs are your physical gateway to Waipapa Taumata Rau | the University of Auckland.
The Student Hubs services are available seven days a week at the City, Grafton, Epsom and Tai Tonga campuses and six days a week at Tai Tokerau, with friendly staff available to provide you with advice on any aspect of your studies and life at the University.