Bachelor of Environmental Science

Make your love of the environment official

Do you have a passion for wildlife and conservation? Want to work outdoors? Study environmental science at UC and play an active part in caring for the environment into the future.

Open to new admissions


Admission open to

Domestic students and International students

Level of Study


Full-time Study Duration

3 years

Lowest Selection Rank




Course code


CRICOS number


Career Outcomes

Study our Bachelor of Environmental Science at UC and you will:

  • join one of the most well-respected programs in the country
  • explore both international and Australian environmental issues
  • gain knowledge in applied research and teaching to become work ready for a professional setting
  • Choose from a wide variety of subjects according to your interests including: applied ecology, ecological conservation, vegetation and wildlife management, reserve management, coastal marine science, biometry and data analysis, conservation biology and genetics, geographic information systems, earth science, water science, environmental assessment, environmental chemistry, sustainability, land care and land management.

Career Opportunities

  • Natural resource manager
  • Environmental policy maker
  • Environmental rehabilitation officer
  • Catchment management officer
  • Geographic information system (GIS) and data management officer
  • Water scientist
  • Wildlife ecologist
  • Environmental research scientist

Work Integrated Learning

Our Environmental Science program is closely integrated with the Institute for Applied Ecology – one of our many research centres. This gives you the advantage of research and training opportunities on campus in a leading research facility.

Course details

Sample study plan


  • Chemistry 1a
  • Concepts in Biology
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Earth System Science
  • Data Analysis in Science
  • Communication in Science
  • Plants and Animals
  • Open Elective


  • Restricted Choice (x6)
  • Open Elective (x2)


  • Open Elective (x3)
  • Restricted Choice (x5)


Through further study (Masters and PhD) you can go on to qualify as a research scientist in your chosen field.


Looking for more detail about the units you will study? Want to know more about fees, admission requirements and delivery modes?

Create your personalised course guide

Head over to our Personalised Course Guide for detailed information presented in a simple-to-get PDF.

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