Environmental Science

    What will I study?


    This major will enable you to help identify and solve our world’s pressing environmental problems, by integrating knowledge from a range of disciplines from biology through earth science to chemistry. And, gain valuable experience in environmental monitoring and management, as well as skills in risk and issues assessment.

    Your major structure

    This major can be completed through the Bachelor of Science. You can also take studies in this discipline through the Environmental Studies minor available in the Bachelor of Arts.

    In your first and second year you will complete subjects that are prerequisites for your major as well as other science core, science elective and breadth studies.

    In your third year, you will complete 50 points (usually four subjects) of study that is deep and specialised study in environmental science and you can also complete breadth studies. This major is made up of core and core selective subjects.

    Breadth studies

    Breadth is a unique feature of the Melbourne Model. It gives you the chance to explore subjects outside of science, developing new perspectives and learning to collaborate with others who have different strengths and interests — just as you will in your future career.

    Some of our students use breadth to explore creative interests or topics they have always been curious about. Others used breadth to improve their career prospects by complementing their major with a language, communication skills or business expertise.

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