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Overview

This is a very flexible major – you can choose to specialise in Conservation and Ecosystems, Climate Change, Natural Resources and Hazards, or Sustainability Science.

Whatever your focus, you’ll learn how to use scientific tools to understand and work with natural systems to solve environmental problems. You’ll use statistics to evaluate risk, consider best practice in environmental monitoring, review environmental management plans, and learn about how non-scientific factors impact environmental decisions.

Your major structure

You’ll complete this major as part of a Bachelor of Science degree.

In your first and second years you will complete the subjects that are prerequisites for your major, including data analysis plus biology, chemistry or earth sciences, depending on your focus.

In your third year, you will complete 50 points (four subjects) of deep and specialised study in your chosen area of environmental science. This is a very flexible major: you’ll be able to select your major subjects from a range available.

Throughout your degree you will also take science elective subjects and breadth (non-science) subjects.

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