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.
15 points from:
- BIOSCI 206 Principles of Ecology
- BIOSCI 220 Quantitative Biology*
- CHEM 260 Introduction to Green Chemistry
- EARTHSCI 261 Climate, Hydrology and Biogeography
- EARTHSCI 262 Geomorphology
- GEOG 205 Environment and Society
- GEOG 210 Introduction to GIS and Spatial Thinking
- GEOG 250 Geographical Research in Practice
- GEOG 261 Climate, Hydrology and Biogeography
- GEOG 262 Geomorphology
- GISCI 241 Remote Sensing*
- GISCI 242 Spatial Analysis for Human Environments*
- MARINE 202 Principles of Marine Science
- BIOSCI 394 Conservation Ecology
- BIOSCI 396 Terrestrial Ecology
- GEOG 332 Climate and Environment
- GEOG 334 Environmental Change
- GEOG 352 Landscape, Environment and Heritage
- GISCI 341 Advanced Remote Sensing*
- MARINE 302 Dynamics of Marine Systems
- SCIGEN 301 Engaging in a Knowledge Society
*subject to approval for 2019.
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)
23 Symonds Street
Phone: +64 9 923 7020