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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.

Learn more about your undergraduate degrees

Wherever your talents lie, there’s a wide variety of professional pathways available from urban landscape management, to environmental policy or law, science-based environmental management and environmental engineering.

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.

Cultural burning and the Australian landscape

Associate Professor Michael-Shawn Fletcher, lecturer in the Bachelor of Science, explains the history and impact of this longstanding tradition in this bite-sized lecture.

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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.

Find out how you can get involved

Kick-start your environmental career with our Diploma in General Studies

Develop skills in climate change and impacts, plant systems, and land resources and management to enter the workforce or receive guaranteed entry into one of our degrees

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