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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
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.
19 Oct 2021
Griffith hosts vital disaster debrief and planning sessions
12 Oct 2021
New archaeological research lab has all the GEAR
Monday 5 July — Friday 31 December
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Wednesday 1 September — Thursday 30 September
Online Chat for High School Students
Friday 10 September
21st Century Enterprise Skills Teacher Professional Development Day - Logan Campus
Wednesday 15 September
Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus
Thursday 16 September
Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus
Tuesday 21 September — Thursday 30 September
Experience Days for Year 11 and 12 students
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