Our teaching staff represent Australia’s largest body of environmental and scientific specialists

No other Australian university can offer the flexibility and diversity across 13 Bachelor of Science majors including the fundamental physics, chemistry and biology offerings. Programs can be complemented with a degree in business, engineering, information technology, urban and environmental planning; or criminology and criminal justice.

From studying rainforest conservation in Borneo, marine biology throughout the Great Barrier Reef, connecting with endangered species at the Australian Wildlife Conservancy or analysing land degradation and erosion in affected areas, every School of Environment and Science graduate exits with work-ready skills.

Study areas

We focus on innovation and creating smarter solutions for the future. Studying within the Environment and Science disciplines at Griffith, you'll learn using cutting-edge resources and gain valuable hands-on experience on real projects.

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Bridging and short courses

Griffith Sciences bridging and short courses are particularly useful for students who have no or limited prior studies in the study areas, have had a significant break from prior studies or who simply wish to have a refresher course in a particular field.

Student profile

Born and bred on the Gold Coast, Rachel decided at just ten that she wanted to be a marine scientist.

“The natural beauty and wonder of the ocean make it worth saving. Studying at Griffith University was absolutely the right thing for me. I learned key research skills that continue to help me in my career and the people are just so passionate about it."

“One of the highlights for me was our field trip to Heron Island – it’s those sorts of experiences that shape your life.”

Rachel now works as a fisheries scientist at the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, helping to protect and preserve Queensland’s marine species.


An Honours year provides the satisfaction of advanced study, a close supervision relationship with an academic, the ability to engage in specialised and extended research, and enhanced job opportunities. It is also a pathway to a postgraduate research degree such as a Masters by Research or PhD.

Scholarships and awards

The School of Environment and Science has many prizes and awards available to new and continuing students. Explore them below to see what you may be eligible for.

Rachel Janes

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