Bachelor of Science - Environmental Science

Flinders University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00114A

Environmental science is a multidisciplinary science examining how natural processes and their changes impact human society and how human activities interact with and modify environments. This course will focus on understanding, monitoring, and improving environments. It enables students to expand knowledge, obtain skills, and learn critical thinking about environmental issues and problems. Some potential occupations for graduates include environment protection officer, water policy officer, environmental education officer, catchment care officer, hydrologist and environmental consultant.


This course is built around knowledge of the core sciences with elective topics to meet the specific interests of students. First year comprises topics in areas such as Earth Sciences, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Marine Sciences. Students also have the opportunity to choose elective topics in areas of interest both within mathematics and other areas of study. In the second year, students delve deeper into specific environmental subject matter which comprises topics in areas such as global climate change, hydrology and also how the environment impacts human health. Second and third year also gives students the ability to investigate aspects of Australian environment and has core practical topics that enable students to gain skills both in the field and in the laboratory.


  • Environmental Science, Geographical Information Systems, Marine Sciences, Global Climate Change, Hydrology.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent qualifications
  • Or mature age entry (STAT)
  • Or TAFE/VET qualifications
  • Or higher education transfers
  • Or completion of a foundation studies program

Study pathways

Admission to an honours program may be offered to a student who meets certain academic criteria and subject to the College being able to provide appropriate resources and staff to supervise the program of study. Refer to Bachelor of Science (Honours).

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bedford Park No information available Yes No information available

Further information

The Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) may also be studied in a combined degree program with: another Bachelor degree in the College of Science and Engineering where the combination meets the requirements of the credit transfer policy Bachelor of Archaeology Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours)

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