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Bachelor of Environmental Science - WENVS1 - 2018


Environmental Science is the study of the natural world and the impact of human activity on it. As one of our environmental science students, you will explore the diverse environments of the Northern Territory. You will also focus on environmental science and management in tropical and desert environments in the Australian and Asia-Pacific region.

Learn about the wider significance of human impact on the environment, including climate change and variability, wildlife biology and conservation, natural and cultural resource management, marine and coastal management, invasive species, biodiversity and Indigenous perspectives on the relationship between people and landscapes.


  • The Bachelor of Environmental Science is world renowned. We are ranked in the top four universities in Australia and New Zealand for research into environmental science and ecology.
  • We are a research-intensive, dynamic School surrounded by the most spectacular and fascinating natural environments in Australia.
  • The course focuses on understanding and managing tropical and desert environments in the Australian and Asia-Pacific region.
  • The CDU School of Environment includes the Research Institute for Environment and Livelihoods (RIEL), a globally recognised, Tier 1 research institute. As a smaller regional university, you will benefit from a personalised education with recognised environment experts.
  • The Bachelor of Environmental Science is now offered online. Study anywhere anytime.
  • An exciting range of field training and experiences are available throughout the degree, as well as opportunities to engage in professional placement and undertake research projects. These include field studies in desert ecology, savanna ecosystem function, fields trips to Eastern Indonesia and local sites in the spectacular Northern Territory.


Our Environmental Science graduates gain employment as environmental scientists or managers in industry and with resource companies, consultancy firms, government and community organisations, or continue on to higher levels of research training at a postgraduate level.

Our graduates also work as biologists, conservationists and ecologists, laboratory and research assistants, science writers and in teaching.

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


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