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As we strive towards creating a sustainable society where economic, social and environmental impacts are equally valued the importance of environmental science cannot be underestimated.

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

By studying environmental science with us you will be able to make a difference to the environmental challenges of the 21st century and contribute to building communities for the future. With Griffith ranked #1 for teaching quality in South East Queensland for Natural and Physical Sciences our world-class teachers, facilities and cutting edge research; where better to start your environmental science career.

Study with Australia’s first interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences School - we combine the natural, social and economic aspects of the environment, so you graduate as a well-rounded practising environmental scientist. From the management of coastal dunes through to working with mining companies to rehabilitate mine sites, we strive to not only understand the science but provide the solutions needed by industry and the community.

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 graduates a true point of difference.

5-Star Rated

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

Victoria Crepin

Bachelor of Environmental Science

‘The highlights of my university experience were the field trips. I loved going out in the field and completing experiments from scratch. I got to go to amazing locations including Stradbroke Island, Bowra Wildlife Sanctuary and Maliau Basin. It gave me invaluable work experience’.

Victoria Crepin

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Career outcomes

With environmental sustainability now an ongoing challenge for all industries as well as domestic households, an environmental science degree generates a multitude of employment opportunities in a wide range of industries and organisations. Our environmental sciences graduates are making a difference in a diverse range of occupations with research organisations, environmental consultancies, mining companies, marine and national parks, and government agencies and their knowledge and skills are valued by employers.

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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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Wednesday 29 April — Thursday 30 April

Parent and Student Information Webinars

We understand that high school students and their families have many questions about the transition to tertiary study. Register for one of our online webinars and get the right advice from our expert study advisers to support your child's journey to university.

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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 - CANCELLED

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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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

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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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Thursday 27 August — Thursday 27 August

Cairns Youth and Careers Expo

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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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Friday 9 October — Saturday 10 October

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

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Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

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