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We're focused on sustainable solutions and ground-breaking discoveries

We offer a range of science and environment degrees—from chemical to forensic, marine to biomedical. You'll learn from award-winning teachers in state-of-the-art labs. You'll also benefit from our close ties with industry and gain valuable hands-on experience in the field.

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Study science and environment at Griffith

Learn outside the classroom

At Griffith we offer a range of flexible and innovative programs that get you out of the classroom. Depending on what you study, you could find yourself studying wildlife in Nepal or alpine plants in the Australian Alps.

5-Star Rated

Science and environment at Griffith has rated 5-stars for Overall Experience and Student Support by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

Practical experience in Australia and overseas

Through our unique employability program, including final year projects, you'll gain hands-on experience with local and international industry partners and be prepared to enter a wide range of careers.

Committed to sustainability

With teaching focused on natural, social and economic aspects of the environment, Griffith is committed to sustainability. As a graduate, you'll have the skills and knowledge to manage ecosystems, monitor water quality and carry out environmental assessments.

Combine with data science

From 2019 you can combine your science or environmental science degree with our unique data science degree. Broaden your career options and develop a specialised skillset that can be applied to your chosen major of study. Data science skills are in demand across many professions and will prepare you for a broad range of opportunities in the future world of work.

Nature Index Rising Star

Griffith researchers are providing scientific solutions to global challenges through our research. Griffith was named in Nature, the world’s leading multidisciplinary science journal, as the Nature Index Rising Star for the Oceania region in 2018.

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Career opportunities

Our science and environment degrees span a range of careers. Depending on your degree and specialisation, you might find opportunities in environmental conservations, health organisations, marine parks, energy and resource companies, government departments or research institutes.

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Key dates

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Monday 24 February — Monday 24 February

Trimester 1: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 28 May to Friday 6 June.

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Friday 8 May — Saturday 9 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Monday 11 May — Thursday 14 May

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Wednesday 13 May — Thursday 14 May

Gold Coast Careers Festival

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Gold Coast Careers Festival to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Thursday 21 May — Thursday 21 May

Cairns Youth and Careers Expo

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Monday 22 June — Wednesday 24 June

Trimester 2: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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Monday 29 June — Saturday 10 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.

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Saturday 18 July — Sunday 19 July

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO)

TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.

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Tuesday 21 July — Tuesday 21 July

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

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Monday 3 August — Monday 3 August

Townsville Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Townsville Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Sunday 9 August — Sunday 9 August

Open Day

On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.

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Monday 14 September — Thursday 17 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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