If we are to achieve environmental sustainability, we need to understand how the environment works and ensure we leave the world in a healthy functioning state for future generations.
- Biosecurity Officer
- Coastal and Discharges Consent Planner
- Environmental Analyst, Consultant or Engineer
- Fisheries Manager
- Resource Officer
- Crown Research Institutes
- Energy Companies
- Environmental Agencies
- Government Departments
- Local Government Bodies
Environmental Sciences is the interdisciplinary and systematic study of our environment as well as our role in its management. Pressures and impacts on our environment are increasing as the human population grows and we seek to utilise natural resources in ever increasing amounts.
Environmental Sciences can provide the scientific basis for understanding environmental problems, and finding solutions to them. By studying Environmental Sciences and becoming qualified to work as an environmental scientist or technician, you can become directly involved in solving our environmental problems.
Students may choose a specialisation in:
School subjects required
As well as biology, students may find chemistry, geography and mathematics useful.
Planning Your Degree
To complete a major in Environmental Sciences, students must complete 120 points above 100 Level, including 60 points about 200 Level, from compulsory papers.
As this is an interdisciplinary major taught between two or more departments, it is recommended that you contact the Dean's Office, Faculty of Science and Engineering as you enrol in your second year of studies for programme advice, if you are considering pursuing postgraduate study on completion of your bachelor degree. This is to ensure that you enrol in the required papers that would gain you entry into a Postgraduate qualification.
If you are interested in Environmental Sciences, you might also be interested in:
You can study Environmental Sciences-related subjects in the following degrees:
We also offer Diplomas and Certificates at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels in some subjects. Contact us for more information.
The following scholarships are available for Environmental Sciences students