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Find solutions to environmental problems for a sustainable future

If you have an interest in the environment and how best to solve the challenges ahead, a Griffith environmental science degree will give you the knowledge, skills and experience to play your part in the future. With a range of majors to choose from, you can study what you are passionate about. And then take that expertise into your workplace, into your new career or even through to further research.

Throughout your studies learn how the various sciences and the environment are related, and how to use this knowledge to solve and manage environmental problems. You'll study and investigate key issues in biodiversity, land and water sustainability, renewable energy, energy conservation, carbon capture and emission management, sustainable building design, urban planning, public health and well-being, economic development, triple bottom line analysis, and environmental, national and international treaty law.

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Study environmental science at Griffith

With your Griffith environmental science degree you'll help to build sustainable communities for the future.

Learn from the best

Griffith is ranked #1 for teaching quality in South East Queensland for Natural and Physical Sciences. We are Australia’s first interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences School - this means that we combine the natural, social and economic aspects of the environment.

Only EIANZ Accredited program in Australia

Griffith’s Bachelor of Environmental Science is the first in Australia to be accredited by the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand. The accreditation recognises the quality of content and teaching in the degree, and gives our graduates a leading edge.

Study your way

You can create your course timetable to fit in with your job or your travel plans, just ask us how. With the flexibility of studying in person at one of our campuses, online through our Digital campus, part-time or full-time, over two or three trimesters, you have choices.

5-Star Rated

Science at Griffith is rated 5-stars for Educational Experience and Teaching Quality by the Good Universities Guide 2020, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

Jacob Breslin

Bachelor of Environmental Science

'We've got state-of-the-art labs and a whole range of different outdoor learning spaces as well. We're not just restrained to the classroom.'

Jacob Breslin


We offer a range of scholarships for new and continuing students.

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Career outcomes

Your environmental science degree will get you set for employment in a wide range of industries and organisations. Our environmental sciences graduates are working with research organisations, environmental consultancies, mining companies, marine and national parks, and government agencies.

Depending on your major, you'll be prepared for work in positions such as environmental officer, environmental consultant, wildlife biologist, conservation ecologist, environmental chemist and environmental scientist. An honours degree can lead to a career in management, research or academia.

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You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Thursday 6 May — Saturday 8 May

Gold Coast Careers and Employment Festival

Tuesday 18 May — Tuesday 18 May

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Wednesday 19 May — Wednesday 19 May

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Thursday 20 May — Thursday 20 May

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Friday 21 May — Saturday 22 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Saturday 17 July — Sunday 18 July


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Monday 19 July — Saturday 30 October

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Our second teaching trimester starts on Monday 19 July. Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 21 to Saturday 30 October.

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Tuesday 20 July — Tuesday 20 July

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Friday 23 July — Sunday 25 July

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Monday 13 September — Monday 13 September

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Wednesday 15 September — Wednesday 15 September

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Thursday 16 September — Thursday 16 September

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Friday 17 December — Thursday 23 December

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