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Major

Environmental Science

    What will I study?

    Overview

    This is a very flexible major – you can choose to focus on conservation and ecosystems, climate change or natural resources and hazards.

    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 understand risk, understand best practice in environmental monitoring, review environmental management plans, and look at how non-scientific factors impact decisions about the environment.

    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 study that is 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.

    Sample course plan

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