Bachelor of Environmental Science

University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary field of study that integrates natural and physical sciences in studying the environment and solving environmental problems. The importance of the environment, and the increasing focus placed on it through processes such as global change, continue to emphasise the importance of Environmental Science. This program allows you to combine broad studies in science with areas such as plant and animal ecology, chemistry, hydrology, Earth sciences, weather and climate, geospatial sciences and resource economics. Study natural and human managed marine and terrestrial environments and gain skills in environmental management, conservation and restoration ecology and catchment processes. Gain essential practical skills through field trips, or earn credit and practical experience through an industry-based placement. The suite of courses (subjects) in Environmental Science can be enhanced by selecting minors in environmental management, climate change adaptation, geospatial analysis, restoration and conservation, animal ecology, environmental geography, journalism, coastal and marine environments or one of the science minors such as biology or chemistry.

Course Fee:

International: $81,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; knowledge of Year 12 English, Maths B or C; and at least one of the sciences, preferably Chemistry.


288 units: 5 introductory subjects, 11 advanced subjects, 4 courses towards a minor and 4 elective courses.

Subjects you can Study:

Environmental science


This program qualifies you for associate membership of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ). Other memberships include the Australian Network for Plant Conservation; Australian Water Association; Ecological Society of Australia; and Australian Marine Sciences Association.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 01595D

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
USC Sunshine Coast No info Yes Part time 6 years
USC Sunshine Coast No info Yes Full time 3 years
USC is one of Australia's fastest growing regional universities, and at just over 20 years of age is one of the world's top 150 young universities.

USC offers flexible study options across more than 120 programs at a network of teaching locations between Brisbane and the Fraser Coast. Our approach to learning is hands on, with innovative facilities and excellent staff-to-student ratios. Students consistently rate USC as one of the best universities in Australia for teaching quality and overall student experience.

USC's international reputation for research is growing every year, with 14 research fields now rated at world standard or above. Leading research areas include environmental science and management, nursing and health sciences, biological sciences, ecology, agricultural and veterinary sciences, fisheries science and clinical sciences.

USC is committed to unlocking the innovation, productivity and full human potential of our regions, and to working with government, industry and community to encourage prosperity in a knowledge-driven world.

Provider CRICOS: 01595D

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