The University of Newcastle, Australia

Environmental Health

The Environmental Health major focuses on finding ways to address the environmental problems facing our society that have an impact on human health and wellbeing. This includes the role you could play in ensuring a sustainable future for the environment and humans.

You will learn about, and find ways to combat, the critical issues placing a growing strain on the Earth’s natural resources such as climate change, human impacts and the biodiversity crisis.

The University’s unique location to vast environmental diversity and provides the perfect environment for you to gain practical experience out in the field.


The Environmental Health major offers students transferable skills across a wide range of areas from conservation and ecology to environmental science and research work. Graduates might be employed by government and non-government agencies concerned with environmental health and management. Typical roles include:

  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Conservationist
  • Environmental Policy Officer
  • Environmental Technician
  • Research Assistant
  • Research Officer
  • Sustainability Officer