The School of Earth and Environment offers courses in Antarctica Studies, Environmental Science, Geology, Geography and Water Resource Management at undergraduate level, with Geology, Geography and Environmental Science available as a full degree.
Earth is the only planet we have and sustains all life, we believe understanding how it works and how humans interact with it should be part of everyone's education!
Our undergraduate courses are designed both for students looking to specialise and for those taking a few courses while majoring in other subjects.
Geography is an exciting and distinctive discipline at the interface between Science and Arts. It finds innovative solutions to contemporary social problems.
Geology is incredibly diverse and multidisciplinary. It’s about understanding the Earth for the benefit of humans and the environment.
Antarctic Studies examines major environmental and contemporary issues facing the frozen continent.
Environmental Science must be taken as a double major with another Bachelor of Science major. It is an integrative subject that builds on a strong disciplinary base in a major subject such as Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, or Physics.
- Of the 360 points needed for the degree, you must complete 120 points of core Environmental Science courses, with the additional points made up of courses from the BSc Schedule and your second BSc major.
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Undergraduate courses in Geology are designed both for students majoring in Geology and for students taking a few courses in Geology while majoring in other subjects.
- Students intending to major in Geology need a minimum of 135 points in Geology, including GEOL 111, and either GEOL 113 or GEOL 115, at least 45 points at 200 level and 60 points at 300 level.
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Geography at UC is both a Science and an Arts subject, meaning you can major as either a Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Arts (BA). This gives you the flexibility to create a degree that fits your needs and interests.
- A student intending to complete the BA with a major in Geography must be credited with at least 135 points in Geography, with at least 105 points at 200-level or above, including at least 30 points of 100-level Geography, at least 30 points of 200-level Geography, and at least 60 points of 300-level Geography.
- A student intending to complete the BSc with a major in Geography must be credited with at least 30 points of 100-level Geography, 30 points of 200-level Geography and 60 points of 300-level Geography.
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Undergraduate study in Antarctic Studies and Water Resource Management
There are numerous scholarships and prizes available to UC students at all levels.
Key undergraduate Geography scholarships
- Leigh and Judith Pownall Prize in Geography
- The Leigh and Judith Pownall Scholarships for the advancement of education in Geography and Music at UC (Scholarships website)
- R W Morris Prizes for Coastal and Ocean Engineering (Scholarships website)
Key undergraduate Geology scholarships
- S P A Harrison Memorial Prize in Engineering Geology
- Sir Julius von Haast Prize for BSc (Hons) in Geology
Use the Scholarships database to search for other possible funding options.
Postgraduate study options are available in Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Antarctic Studies, Water Resource Management, Disaster Risk and Resilience, Engineering Geology, Geospatial Science and Technology and Urban Resilience and Renewal.
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