Subject

Environmental Science

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science
Postgraduate Diploma in Science
Master of Science
Doctor of Philosophy

Overview

Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environment, incorporating its structure and functioning, and human interactions with the environment.

Environmental Science is an integrative subject that builds on a strong disciplinary base in a major subject such as:

With additional relevant study in areas including:

UC operates field stations at Cass (in the Canterbury high country), Kaikoura, Harihari (South Westland) and Westport that are particularly well-equipped for Environmental Science teaching and research.

Courses

To receive an endorsement in Environmental Science you must major in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geography or Geology and complete the 360 points for the Bachelor of Science degree. Of the 360 points, you must complete the core courses (60 points) for this endorsement:

Career opportunities

Environmental Science is a growth area for careers. Well-educated people with strong technical and communication skills are needed to help identify, to monitor and possibly to solve a variety of problems associated with the environment and with the use and allocation of resources and sustainability. 

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Enviromental Science.

More information

Department of Chemistry
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 364 2818
Email: sally.gaw@canterbury.ac.nz