The Bachelor of Science (Environment) aims to prepare graduates who are ethical and concerned for the common good, and able to apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge to their professional work in the environmental science arena. The Environment specialisation is offered on the North Sydney campus only.
Students will undertake detailed study of a number of disciplines – chemistry, biology, ecology and earth science each of which contributes to the field of environmental science, attaining theoretical knowledge and developing skills in both the laboratory and the field.
The Bachelor of Science (Environment) includes community engagement and work integrated learning units in the final year, exposing students to potential careers for science graduates and encouraging the development of work readiness skills.
Examples include work across a range of industries and organisations utilising environmental science skills and environmental science knowledge, but not restricted to science based or science related organisations. Graduates of science degrees identify skills in analysis and problem solving, content specific knowledge and evidence based decision making as critical outcomes of their education, enabling them to work across a range of sectors in a range of roles.
People with an environmental science background may work in education, government, business, law, mining and construction and agriculture.