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Help secure a sustainable future

When you choose a major in the discipline of soil, water and energy, you'll be qualified to work in areas such as resources management, environmental restoration and pollution assessment.

With a focus on the interaction between humans and the natural environment, you'll understand the challenges of securing food, water and energy for communities now and in the future without compromising our planet's delicate ecological balance.

Job-ready Certificates

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Study environment and science at Griffith

Play a role in the future

Through understanding how human societies interact with and impact on the environment, you'll be able to develop and implement strategies to manage and protect our natural resources into the future.

Essential hands-on experience

You'll be part of our employability program and gain hands-on experience with industry partners. Your final year will include a 'capstone' experience where you have the option to engage with university research, undertake an extended fieldwork program in your major, or complete an industry placement.

Honours

From the end of your third year, providing you're eligible, you'll have the option to transfer to an honours program and complete an honours research project.

Professional Recognition

Our Griffith Bachelor of Environmental Science is accredited by the Environment Institute and Australia and New Zealand.

Combine with data science

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 part-time or full-time, over two or three trimesters, you have choices.

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

Scholarships

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

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Career outcomes

As an environmental scientist who specialises in soil, water and energy, you will find employment in areas such as resources management, environmental restoration and pollution assessment. Our graduates have become environmental officers in local, state and federal government, environmental advisors with national and international consulting and mining companies, work in analytical laboratories, and work in ecotourism. You can also go on to a career in academia and further your research interests.

Environmental scientists are also much sought after in a large variety of management positions, due to their highly diversified, multi-disciplinary backgrounds and the ability to think critically to find solutions to problems.

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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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Star students appointed Gold Coast Mayor’s Ambassadors

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Key dates

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Monday 8 March — Saturday 19 June

Trimester 1

Our first teaching trimester starts on Monday 8 March 2021 . Trimester 1 examinations run from Thursday 10 to Saturday 19 June.

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Thursday 6 May — Saturday 8 May

Gold Coast Careers and Employment Festival

Tuesday 18 May — Tuesday 18 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 19 May — Wednesday 19 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 20 May — Thursday 20 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 21 May — Saturday 22 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Saturday 17 July — Sunday 18 July

TSXPO

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Monday 19 July — Saturday 30 October

Trimester 2

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

Sunshine Coast Careers and Employment Expo

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Friday 23 July — Sunday 25 July

Melbourne Careers and Employment Expo

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Sunday 8 August — Sunday 8 August

Open Day

Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses

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Monday 13 September — Monday 13 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 15 September — Wednesday 15 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 16 September — Thursday 16 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 17 December — Thursday 23 December

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