Become a part of the solution to the biggest issues we have ever faced by studying Environmental Change. Explore how our earth works, evolves, and adapts to human activity and extreme climate change.
- Learn about how different earth systems react and repair from ongoing environmental issues, from eroding landscapes to extinct species to extreme weather events.
- Gain applied skills in observation and data analysis from hands-on work at our field stations, and computer modelling — including work experience.
- Learn to merge mātauranga Māori and scientific knowledge to broaden your understanding and approach to environmental issues.
- The Bachelor of Environmental Science with Honours is accredited by the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) to deliver environmental practitioners for roles in industry, government, education and research, and the community.
Environmental Change major
For the major in the Bachelor of Environmental Science with Honours, complete the following courses:
- ANTA201 Antarctica and Global Change
- BIOL273 New Zealand Biodiversity and Biosecurity
- GEOG201 Environmental Processes: Principles and Applications OR GEOG215 Environmental Hazards and Disasters
- Three courses chosen from these options
Your scientific knowledge will be especially important in roles where you can help inform society about the potential hazards and consequences that will arise from exploiting our natural resources.
Some career pathways could include:
- Natural scientist
- Government officer
- Urban and environmental planner
- Resource manager.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Environmental Science.
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