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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.

Head Start Program

Get a Head Start on Uni

Head Start gives motivated Year 11 and 12 students an opportunity to accelerate their tertiary studies and gain credit towards a degree by completing a course (subject) at Griffith while still at high school. With the tuition fee covered by the University, Head Start lets you build academic skills and confidence and get a taste for university life before finishing school.

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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 an interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences School - this means that we combine the natural, social and economic aspects of the environment.

Queensland's only, and Australia's first professionally accredited Environmental Science degree

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

More scholarships than ever before!

From 2024 Griffith will be offering over 1000 scholarships helping students to cover living and education expenses.

Scholarships are free to apply and offer support for academic achievement, relocation, First Peoples, sports achievement and others. One application form, all scholarships considered.

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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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Life at Griffith

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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Monday 14 July — Saturday 25 October

Trimester 2 - 2025

Our second teaching trimester starts on 14 July.

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Monday 3 November — Saturday 21 February

Trimester 3 - 2025

Our third teaching trimester starts on 3 November.

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