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The wants and needs of a rapidly expanding global population will play a central role in shaping our environmental future. This means that in order to develop practical, sustainable solutions to environmental problems it is essential to understand the human element.

By studying a society and environment major you will be able to integrate your understanding of the natural environment with the social, economic, cultural, political, and health aspects of sustainability. This will make you uniquely equipped to help develop and implement effective responses to environmental problems. You can choose from majors in environmental management or urban environments in the Bachelor of Environmental Science or take the major in geography in the Bachelor of Science. We also offer courses in the Master of Environment program.

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Study society and environment at Griffith

Griffith has a strong reputation in society and environment, particularly in political science where it is recognised as a leading institution nationally and internationally. As a student, you will learn from staff with strong links to business, industry and government, throughout Australia, Asia and the rest of the world.

With our global network of partners, Griffith provides an ideal setting to develop your understanding of society and environment. This is an important advantage because it reflects Australian aspirations to actively participate in an increasingly diverse and globalised international economy.

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

Griffith graduates with society and environment backgrounds have progressed to successful careers in business, industry, management, city, state and federal government. These are roles in which you can satisfy your own career ambitions — as well as making a positive contribution to our environmental future. Our degrees prepare graduates for work in almost any industry. Environmental science graduates are highly sought after by employers in a range of industries due to the broad range of skills they develop and enhance during their studies, such as critical, creative problem solving, attention to detail and communication.

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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

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Monday 22 June — Wednesday 24 June

Trimester 2: Orientation

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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

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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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