Environmental science

Life SciencesWhy study Environmental science?

Environmental science addresses global issues relating to air, water, land and energy. Develop the knowledge and skills to solve environmental problems such as climate change, sustainability, pollution, soil remediation and degradation, salinisation and water conservation.

Students who include the compulsory subjects for this specialisation within the Bachelor of Science will have their academic record and testamur annotated accordingly, as  Bachelor of Science with a specialisation in Environmental Science.

Career opportunities

Graduates are prepared for work in government and state departments, not-for-profit organisations, environmental consulting companies, resource management and conservation.

Courses

Local students

2017

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne N/A
Year
2017
About this course
Gain expertise in two highly-respected areas of knowledge by combining science studies with an understanding of the law. This five-year double degree opens up a range of career opportunities across science and law, including stem cell research, genetics and climate change.

Our professionally accredited law degree has a strong focus on global and social justice. You'll study the essential legal areas like criminal law, constitutional law and legal ethics. You'll also cover science-related topics such as intellectual property and medicine and the law. Visiting lecturers from high profile law firms will help you develop an understanding of dispute resolution and recent legal developments.

You'll have the opportunity to participate in additional studies including Honours in Laws, subjects from our Global Business Law program at the Master's level, and clinical practice in a law firm.

The science component of this degree can be tailored to your interests. Choose from a range of specialisations including botany, computer science, psychology, chemistry and physics, and get hands-on experience through lab studies and field trips.

Only the first two years of this course are offered in Bendigo. While it is possible to arrange long-distance learning, we recommend transferring to the Melbourne Campus to complete your degree with a wider selection of subjects. Law electives are also available in intensive delivery at Melbourne in summer and winter schools.
Career opportunities
This course satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Victoria. Once you graduate, you could find work in areas like scientific and industrial ethics, regulatory affairs, environmental protection and policy development.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria). Science graduates can apply for membership of professional associations as determined by their major studies.
Prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Humanities, Legal Studies, Maths: Specialist Mathematics or any Science equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Costs
Depending on subjects, approximate costs include: laboratory coat - A$30, dissecting kit - A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property.
Additional information
Law electives are available in intensive delivery mode at the Melbourne Campus in Summer and Winter School.
How to apply

Applications for 2017 will open later this year. To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram - call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Laws/ScienceMelbourne
Laws/ScienceBendigo

Bachelor of Science

Duration :
3 years full-time, or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne N/A
Year
2017
About this course
A La Trobe Bachelor of Science degree gives you the skills and knowledge to contribute to some of today's biggest challenges, like protecting endangered animals or developing new ways to treat disease.

This is one of our most flexible degrees with up to 18 specialist areas to choose from including agricultural science, biochemistry, biomedical
science, botany, chemistry, computer science, electronics, environmental geoscience, genetics, information technology, mathematics, nanotechnology, statistics, microbiology, physics, psychology and zoology.

During your first two years, you'll study a range of introductory subjects to give you a solid foundation in science and related disciplines. Students enrolled at our Albury-Wodonga Campus will transfer to Melbourne or Bendigo after completing first year.

In third year, you'll either select two science specialties or combine your science major with studies from another discipline, like business or engineering.

Throughout your course, you'll have access to purpose-built facilities including the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science. You'll also have opportunities for work placements with organisations like the Department of Environment and Primary Industries and other businesses conducting research in biochemistry, chemistry and genetics.

Through our partnerships with education providers all over the world, you'll also have the opportunity to study abroad and gain knowledge of alternative scientific processes and practices.

You can apply to study this course at Bendigo or Melbourne Campus through our Hallmark Scholars Program.
Career opportunities
Once you graduate, you'll be ready to take up positions in areas as diverse as government, defence, research, astronomy, meteorology, business, journalism and management.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in Maths: Specialist Mathematics or any Science equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Costs
Depending on the subjects chosen, extra costs can include a laboratory coat - about A$30 - and a dissecting kit - about A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property. Additional costs for fieldtrips - food, accommodation and travel - may also apply.
Additional information
Students enrolled at the Albury-Wodonga campus must transfer to either the Melbourne or Bendigo campus after successfully completing first year.
How to apply

Apply through VTAC or UAC if you're applying to more than one institution, or if you are currently in Year 12.

If you intend to apply only to La Trobe you can apply direct to the University until applications close in December. Late direct applications may be accepted.

Please note: VTAC applications cannot be withdrawn in order to submit a direct application. The same selection criteria and entry standards are applied to VTAC and direct applications.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Science Melbourne
Science Bendigo
Science Albury-Wodonga

Want to know more?

Feel free to ask us a question about any course for local students.

Fees and scholarships

Undergraduate courses are Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for eligible Australian and New Zealand citizens. The domestic fee calculator can be used to calculate the cost of subjects this year.

There is also a wide range of scholarships available for local students.

International students

2017

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science (075226F)

Duration :
5 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
33 000
Campus
Melbourne, Bendigo
Year
2017
About this course
Gain expertise in two highly-respected areas of knowledge by combining science studies with an understanding of the law. This five-year double degree opens up a range of career opportunities across science and law, including stem cell research, genetics and climate change.

Our professionally accredited law degree has a strong focus on global and social justice. You'll study the essential legal areas like criminal law, constitutional law and legal ethics. You'll also cover science-related topics such as intellectual property and medicine and the law. Visiting lecturers from high profile law firms will help you develop an understanding of dispute resolution and recent legal developments.

You'll have the opportunity to participate in additional studies including Honours in Laws, subjects from our Global Business Law program at the Master's level, and clinical practice in a law firm.

The science component of this degree can be tailored to your interests. Choose from a range of specialisations including botany, computer science, psychology, chemistry and physics, and get hands-on experience through lab studies and field trips.

Only the first two years of this course are offered in Bendigo. While it is possible to arrange long-distance learning, we recommend transferring to the Melbourne Campus to complete your degree with a wider selection of subjects. Law electives are also available in intensive delivery at Melbourne in summer and winter schools.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 70 per cent final result in a course.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

or approved international equivalent.

Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 92
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2014 (indicative only) - Melbourne: 90.5, Bendigo: N/A
International Baccalaureate - 33
GCE A Levels - 12
HKDSE - 2 x Level 5
Sri Lankan A Levels - AAB
STPM - 10
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 5
Sweden Slutbetyg - VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 85
Vietnam (Year 12) - N/A
Indonesia (SMA) - N/A
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 3.3
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in any other English and a study score of at least 20 in Mathematical Methods (either) or Specialist Mathematics.
Additional costs
Depending on subjects, approximate costs include: laboratory coat - A$30, dissecting kit - A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria). International graduates would need the relevant visa to complete a supervised workplace traineeship in Australia.
You're advised to obtain assurance of recognition of the course by relevant professional bodies in your preferred country of practice.
Science graduates can apply for membership of professional associations as determined by their major studies.
Career opportunities
Once you graduate, you could find work in areas like scientific and industrial ethics, regulatory affairs, environmental protection and policy development.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Laws/ScienceMelbourne
Laws/ScienceBendigo

Bachelor of Science (022039C)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
31 500
Campus
Bendigo, Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
A La Trobe Bachelor of Science degree gives you the skills and knowledge to contribute to some of today's biggest challenges, like protecting endangered animals or developing new ways to treat disease.

This is one of our most flexible degrees with up to 18 specialist areas to choose from including agricultural science, biochemistry, biomedical
science, botany, chemistry, computer science, electronics, environmental geoscience, genetics, information technology, mathematics, nanotechnology, statistics, microbiology, physics, psychology and zoology.

During your first two years, you'll study a range of introductory subjects to give you a solid foundation in science and related disciplines. Students enrolled at our Albury-Wodonga Campus will transfer to Melbourne or Bendigo after completing first year.

In third year, you'll either select two science specialties or combine your science major with studies from another discipline, like business or engineering.

Throughout your course, you'll have access to purpose-built facilities including the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science. You'll also have opportunities for work placements with organisations like the Department of Environment and Primary Industries and other businesses conducting research in biochemistry, chemistry and genetics.

Through our partnerships with education providers all over the world, you'll also have the opportunity to study abroad and gain knowledge of alternative scientific processes and practices.

You can apply to study this course at Bendigo or Melbourne Campus through our Hallmark Scholars Program.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B (EFS5 UG minimum 60 per cent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 65
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - Melbourne: 60, Bendigo: 55.65, Albury-Wodonga: N/A
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - BCC
STPM - 8
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 65
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 8
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL; a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics.
Additional costs
Depending on the subjects chosen, extra costs can include a laboratory coat - about A$30 - and a dissecting kit - about A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property. Additional costs for fieldtrips - food, accommodation and travel - may also apply.
Additional information
Students enrolled at the Albury-Wodonga Campus must transfer to the Melbourne Campus after successfully completing their first year.
Career opportunities
The extent of climate change, the best medicines to treat cancer, the most effective ways to protect endangered animals and many other challenges all require answers from science. The Bachelor of Science gives you a broad, internationally recognised grounding to take up roles in government, defence, research, astronomy, meteorology, business, journalism, health care, teaching or management.

Those with strong skills in mathematics, statistics, quantitative analysis and problem-solving are highly sought after in various areas, including banking, engineering, financial administration, insurance, and research and development. There is also a current shortage of qualified chemists and of science teachers, particularly in physical and mathematical sciences.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Science Melbourne
Science Bendigo
Science Albury-Wodonga

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Ms Freya Thomas,
Bachelor of Science with Honours

"La Trobe offered many opportunities to gain valuable and inspirational experience in the industry."

Environmental science placements

The industry cadetship program allows you to gain paid workplace experience between semesters, giving you the chance to build on your skills and your career. See possible placements.

Overseas study opportunities

As a La Trobe student, you can broaden your horizons by studying overseas with one of our global exchange partners. We have partnerships with more than 100 universities in over 30 countries throughout Asia, Europe and North and South America.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academic staff during your studies, from tutors through to lecturers and supervisors. View staff in Environmental science.