Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)
Solving the world's environmental problems will require professionals who are trained in the sciences underlying these issues and who understand the wider human and social contexts of the challenges faced. A Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) will open up a wide range of career opportunities for those with environmental, conservation and ecological interests. A solid grounding in the underlying science is essential for people intending to work in this field, who will need to integrate knowledge across a range of disciplines, to devise solutions spanning the scientific and social issues involved. Some of the key areas in this degree include conservation biology, environmental analysis, regulation and policy, environmental chemistry, climate change science, microbiology, spatial data analysis, environmental geochemistry, biodiversity and adaptation, and ecology including marine and aquatic ecology. There are a range of majors (climate change and environmental management) and sub-majors (sustainability) offered in Science that can add diversity and/or focus to your degree. There are also a range of sub-majors from other disciplines such as the arts, business, humanities and social sciences to choose from, although these may require cross campus study and are subject to availability and timetabling.
- 240 credit points
- at least 60 credit points must be at Level 3 or above, including one elective unit.
- Conservation biology, environmental analysis, regulation and policy, environmental chemistry, climate change science, microbiology, spatial data analysis, environmental geochemistry, biodiversity and adaptation, and ecology, including marine and aquatic ecology.
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent
- Any 2 units of English and any 2 units of Science
- Recommended studies: Biology or Chemistry.
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