Undergraduate study in Environmental Science

What can you study in Environmental Science?

You can study Environmental Science as a major in the Bachelor of Science.

In the Environmental Science major you’ll study a range of topics, including:

  • The biophysical processes underlying environmental problems
  • Human interactions with environmental systems
  • Modelling and analysis of environmental information
  • Environmental decision making
  • Communication of environmental issues and risk

Structuring your undergraduate programme in Environmental Science

If you began your degree prior to 2019 we recommend you seek advice to make sure you are taking the correct courses.

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Where can undergraduate study in Environmental Science take you?

The future looks bright for graduate careers in environmental science, with opportunities expanding steadily. Our graduates have been employed in a very diverse range of careers.

Jobs related to Environmental Science

  • Conservation officer
  • Corporate environment manager
  • Environmental consultant
  • Environmental engineer
  • Health and safety professional
  • Pest manager
  • Policy analyst
  • Research scientist
  • Scientific officer
  • Waste management analyst
  • Wildlife manager

Further study options

Scholarships and awards

Each year we award scholarships and prizes to thousands of students.

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for, search available scholarships or begin an application by visiting Scholarships and awards.

Help and advice

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