Bachelor of Science majoring in Environmental Science, from 2019

Environmental Science aims to understand the environment, using input from a wide variety of science disciplines, including biology, chemistry, geography, earth sciences, physics and engineering, in conjunction with social sciences like economics and human geography.

Environmental Science focuses on the environmental effects of human activity and isdedicated to protecting and restoring natural heritage, minimising human impact andreversing environmental degradation.

As part of your major you will complete the Environmental Science capstone course, ENVSCI 399, where you will undertake an independent research project and communicate your findings.

Your BSc programme will consist of a number of courses worth 15 points each, totalling 360 points. You must complete the following courses, plus the Environmental Science capstone course, ENVSCI 399, in your final year of study.

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Doing a double major with Environmental Science

If you choose to do a double major in your BSc, we recommend the following subjects to complement Environmental Science: Anthropological Science, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Geography, Geographic Information Science, Geophysics, Physics and Statistics.

Preparing for your Environmental Science major

Some students will feel more prepared for our Environmental Science 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

For further information and advice, please contact the Science Student Centre.

Science Student Centre
Level G, Room G 20
(beside the entrance to the Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre)
Building 301
23 Symonds Street
Auckland 1010

Phone: +64 9 923 7020