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Major

Environmental Science

    Where will this take me?

    Overview

    A major in Environmental Science opens doors to laboratory, outdoor and indoor careers.

    You might pursue a career as an environmental scientist, natural resource manager, sustainability specialist, environmental toxicologist, environmental advisor, policy analyst, soil specialist, or environmental planner.

    Our graduates have found rewarding careers in government agencies such as the Department of Environment, Land, Water, and Planning, Melbourne Water, Environment Protection Authority Victoria and Parks Victoria. Many also gain employment in engineering and construction firms such as AECOM, Jacobs and GHD, or in local government.

    Further study

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

    GRADUATE DEGREES

    To take your environmental science skills to the next level, complete the Master of Environmental Science or the Master of Environment, which will set you up as an expert in your field.

    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.

    GRADUATE RESEARCH

    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.