Ecosystem Science

    Where will this take me?


    After completing the Ecosystem Science major in the Bachelor of Science, you’ll be well placed to move into the workforce, further study, or graduate research.

    Career outcomes

    After completing this major you might pursue careers in landscape management, urban horticulture, forest or environmental management, land-care and wildlife conservation or forest carbon investment and accounting.

    Many of our graduates have found rewarding careers in government agencies such as the Department of Environment, Land, Water, and Planning, VicForests, and the Department of Agriculture.

    Further study

    You can complete an honours year in Ecosystem Science as part of your Bachelor of Science or you can immediately move into graduate studies.


    Graduate degrees that follow on from an Ecosystem Science major are:

    Depending on the subjects you take in the Bachelor of Science, a range of other graduate degrees may be possible – in fields as diverse as science and technology, health sciences, teaching, law, business, humanities and more.


    If you complete an honours year or a masters course with a significant research component, you can go on to study a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), or another graduate research program.

    This will set you up for a rewarding career in research with a University, research institute, consulting company or not-for-profit.