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In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course component will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the course component may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this major

The environmental science major will provide you with the understanding and skills needed to find solutions to environmental problems, combining geosciences, agriculture and biology. You will develop the knowledge and skills to find solutions to complex environmental problems.

Develop the technical laboratory and field skills to measure, monitor and analyse environmental problems; learn about and understand the policy and regulatory contexts in which environmental scientists work; design and analyse experiments; and utilise spatial data using mapping and analysis tools.

You will develop a strong multidisciplinary scientific understanding of regional, national and global environmental issues. For more information on the program structure and content, view the Science Undergraduate Handbook.

Graduate opportunities

As a graduate you will be able to pursue a career in a government-funded organisation, in local government or with one of the multitude of private environmental consultancies seeking graduates with science-based skills and specialist knowledge of environmental issues.

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The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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