Environmental Contamination is the science of prevention and treatment of contaminants and invasive organisms in our ecosystems.
This major offers practical learning in identifying contaminants and their source, analysing their impact, and developing strategies to prevent further exposure.
- Investigate threats to our natural environment, such as toxic contamination in drinking water, pests destroying our local habitats, and agricultural disease.
- Field studies, lab work, and work experience throughout the degree, with a microscopy facility and microbiology lab on campus, and UC’s own field stations throughout Waitaha Canterbury.
- 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 Contamination major
For the major in the Bachelor of Environmental Science with Honours, complete the following courses:
Contamination risk is always high with infrastructure, transportation, and natural resource use. Your specialist knowledge in microbiology and contamination will be essential to help combat ongoing damage to our natural world.
Some career pathways could include:
- Border security
- Infrastructure planner
- Agricultural manager
- Work safety inspector.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Environmental Science.
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