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Study the environment and sustainability


Choose a career that makes a difference to the world around us

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

The best jobs are those that you can't wait to start when you wake up in the morning and, if you care about the environment this just might be the key to an exciting career.

Take the passion you have to make a difference and turn it into the job you do every day.

Learn from the best

USC academics are leaders in the field of sustainability research and innovation with a quality of work officially ranked as exceeding world standard.

This means that you benefit from the expertise of teachers at the leading-edge in a field where new discoveries are happening all the time.

Employment opportunities

Careers in environment and sustainability are filled with variety and are flexible and rewarding. As environmental issues become more prominent, there is a growing need for professionals who can provide education and expertise in this field and generate genuinely sustainable solutions to the challenges we face.

Opportunities exist across the business, government and industrial sectors as well education and outdoor recreation which have the power to change the way people feel about the environment. Plan a sustainable community, discover renewable fuels, develop environmental policy or rehabilitate an ecosystem, what will you do to protect the world we live in? Take a look at some of your options below.

Want to learn by experiencing and connecting with the environment? You can with USC's Bachelor of Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies

Understand the science of our environment

Bachelor of Animal Ecology

Want to learn about how animals are impacted by the environment and human interaction and what we can do to protect their future? Develop your analytical and research skills to better understand how to conserve and manage animals. A Bachelor of Animal Ecology will build your knowledge of animal conservation, biodiversity and animal behaviour.

Bachelor of Environmental Science

Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary field of study that integrates broad studies in science with areas such as plant and animal ecology, chemistry, hydrology, Earth sciences, weather and climate, geospatial sciences and resource economics. With a Bachelor of Environmental Science you'll gain skills in environmental management, conservation and restoration ecology and catchment processes.

Plan and build sustainable solutions for a better world

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours) / Bachelor of Environmental Science

With a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours) / Bachelor of Environmental Science you'll build a career as a skilled environmental professional. You'll gain technical, business management and scientific environmental knowledge and build your expertise in environmental management, planning and restoration, managed ecosystems and marine science.

Bachelor of Regional and Urban Planning (Honours)

Building a rewarding career planning better spaces and land uses for the next generation. With a Bachelor of Regional and Urban Planning (Honours) you'l learn how to manage urban growth and plan for sustainable development, infrastructure and services. Your career in the planning profession will enable you to plan and design good places for people to live, work and play.

Manage and take charge of the impact we have on our environment

Bachelor of Environmental Management

Gain the interdisciplinary knowledge and practical skills you need for a career as an environmental manager with a Bachelor of Environmental Management. You’ll learn to minimise human impacts on the environment, manage resources sustainably, and conserve and restore habitats, biodiversity and ecosystem services. This program has a strong focus on tropical and subtropical environments and peri-urban areas.

Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Environmental Management 

New in 2017 - If you have an interest in law and a passion for the environment, this dual program is for you. With a Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Environmental Management you'll prepare for admission as a legal practitioner in Australia and gain the practical skills and tools required for immediate entry into an environmental management career.

Lead, educate and change the way others feel about the environment

Education, Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies

If you’re interested in teaching outdoor education, our Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies prepares you to teach Years 7-12 in health and physical education and another teaching area of your choice. Or you could pursue a career in outdoor/environmental education centres, adventure tourism and ecotourism with the Bachelor of Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies.

Diploma in Outdoor Environmental Studies*

Looking for a career that combines environmental studies, exploration and adventure? With a Diploma in Outdoor Environmental Studies you'll be equipped with the skills, knowledge and experience to contribute to the leadership of transformative outdoor environmental experiences in natural settings as a guide and scientific interpreter. *Available to international students only

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