Honours student Larissa Johnston was recently awarded the prestigious Glen Turner Scholarship, supporting her studies and inspiring her to improve the natural world.
Face to Face
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.
3 years full-time.
Face to Face
Saving the world. It’s a growth industry.
If you have a passion for sustainability and want to play a part in solving the environmental problems facing our society, the Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management is for you. You'll learn to understand and combat the critical issues placing a growing strain on the earth’s natural resources such as climate change, human impacts, and the biodiversity crisis.
Right on the doorstep of the Hunter Valley mining belt, the Hunter wetlands and 300 kilometres of NSW coastline, our region offers vast environmental diversity and provides the perfect environment for you to gain practical experience out in the field.
Environmental science and management incorporates knowledge from a wide range of fields including biology, ecology, chemistry, geology and the social sciences to understand human impacts on the environment and to develop ways to address these problems.
Develop your skills in the following study areas:
Download a program plan for further details on what you will study.
These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management can go on to work in a diverse range of areas including:
The Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management degree is designed to respond to employer demand and current developments in the real world. Fieldwork is a strong focus of all our environmental science degree courses and is complemented by practical lab work. Our labs give you the opportunity to use professional equipment found in the workplace.
UON is situated close to a number of key environmental spots, including:
We take full advantage of our location and actively incorporate these interesting destinations into your coursework.
In the final year of your degree you'll have the opportunity to complete a work placement through an elective course. Our partnerships with external industries will give you the chance to take part in exciting work placements and research opportunities, providing you with a competitive advantage when entering the career market.
The practical requirement for ENVS3008 (WIL) is that students complete a minimum of 80 hours with a suitable organisation in a role directly relevant to the professional practice of environmental science and/or management.
Placements can be undertaken with a wide range of government, commercial or community (not-for-profit) organisations. Examples include:
Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management students are also eligible to enrol in International Study where you can undertake an international placement. This course will help you expand the theoretical knowledge and skills developed throughout your program and apply them in an external and international context.