Redefine your potential
Our environment is facing some serious challenges but with the right skills and knowledge, you can make a real difference in society, just like our researchers who are tackling some of our planet’s biggest problems.
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Choose an undergraduate degree
You can study environment through the Bachelor of Agriculture, Bachelor of Design, or Bachelor of Science
Choose a specialisation
Your major is your chosen specialisation. Choose or combine majors and minors to pursue your interests
Learn about the experience
Join a Virtual Reality farm tour at our beautiful Dookie campus, see the experimental rain garden, and watch our spatial engineering team's robotic vehicle, Rover Husky in action
The Melbourne curriculum
Your Melbourne experience is yours to shape. If you’re interested in the environment, you can start with an undergraduate (bachelors) degree in Agriculture, Arts, Design or Science. Over three years, you’ll develop a deep understanding of a particular study area which will be your major. These include Agricultural Science, Climate and Weather, Environmental Science, Geology, and Urban Planning. After your undergraduate degree, you can enter the workforce or progress to a specialised graduate, masters degree.
Can agriculture be climate neutral by 2030?
Climate-neutral agriculture is within reach, Professor Richard Eckard, who leads the Primary Industries Climate Challenges Centre where scientists work to understand how farmers can mitigate climate impacts, explains how in this bite-sized lecture.
Study the environment through any Melbourne undergraduate degree with breadth
Unique to the Melbourne curriculum, our undergraduate degrees allow you to explore subjects outside your core study area – we call this breadth.
Breadth means you can tailor your course to fit your individual passions and career ambitions.
With a Melbourne degree, you can study environment regardless of your major. You may choose to take a single subject; or take a sequence of three or more subjects called a breadth track. This can help you develop knowledge and skills relevant to topics like ecology, natural systems and our designed world or forests and fire.
Meet Bachelor of Agriculture student and Eileen Mary Harris Scholarship recipient, Emily Furzer
“Environmental sustainability is the cornerstone of the future of agriculture. I was always interested in plant science and knew it was a major part of agriculture and that there were many employment opportunities.”
Join our sustainability programs
At Melbourne, we're proud to be a global leader in sustainability. You'll have the opportunity for students to act on sustainability issues, through our resources, volunteering and training, and staff-student collaboration. Think beekeeping for our beehives on campus. As a university, we have a special role to play in confronting the challenges of climate change and environmental stewardship. We are on track to reaching zero-net carbon emissions from electricity by 2021 and we were the first university to be certified with a six-star Green Star Communities rating.