Bachelor of Environmental Science - WENVS1 - 2018


The Bachelor of Environmental Science will equip you with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed to play an active role in protecting, managing and restoring environments and natural resources.

Foundation knowledge including biology, ecology and spatial analysis will be the base from which you learn to solve complex environmental problems. You will explore human-environmental interactions, consider different social and cultural perspectives, identify solutions to environmental challenges, and learn how to effectively communicate information for positive environmental outcomes. Training in critical and systems thinking will empower you to tackle the environmental challenges of our time.

As well as catering for local on-campus students, this degree is suitable for external students, with most of our units available fully online. However, some units or majors require attendance at field or on campus sessions, enabling you to acquire specific field and laboratory skills. You can study when and how it suits you, wherever you live in Australia, and gain field experience, either in your region, or through the intensive programs. Options for enhancing your professional experience are available through work-based placements in your local area.


  • CDU’s Research Institute for Environment and Livelihoods (RIEL) is a globally recognised, Tier 1 research institute and ranked in the top four universities in Australia and New Zealand for research into environmental science and ecology; research which underpins our environmental science degrees.
  • We are a research-intensive, dynamic university situated in spectacular and fascinating natural environments.
  • With small class sizes and part-time, full-time, on-campus and online study options, CDU gives you flexibility and support to succeed in your studies.


Graduates will be equipped to work within industry, government or community organisations, in areas including environment and heritage, biodiversity conservation, land and water resource management, mine site rehabilitation, nature-based tourism, Aboriginal land management, wildlife and reserve management, land-care, teaching, consultancy or environmental research.

Malcolm Hauser"It is not easy making the transition from full-time employment to full-time study, particularly as a mature-age student. Meeting financial obligations with studying presents one the biggest challenges and it is definitely something that I was concerned about when making the decision to return to study. I am extremely grateful and honoured to be awarded the Barbara Singer Environmental Studies Scholarship." - Malcolm Hauser


More details about the course

Please visit the Course Catalogue for more information.

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