Environmental geoscience

A geological perspective on environmental issues

Environmental geoscience addresses the geological aspects of global issues, particularly relating to water, land and climate.

Why study environmental geoscience?

Solutions to today’s complex environmental problems rely on interdisciplinary expertise, and the environmental geoscience major provides this by drawing on fields such as earth science, chemistry, soil science and ecology, giving you a unique and thorough foundation of studies.

You'll develop the knowledge and skills to explore unique ways to look at issues like climate change, sustainability, water and soil pollution, land degradation and water resource management.

Environmental geoscience offers you the potential to make an impact through a solution-based examination of the most pressing issues that threaten contemporary society

Where can environmental geoscience take me?

Graduates with a major in environmental geoscience are prepared for work in environmental consulting companies, government departments and not-for-profit organisations. At present there is a strong demand for graduates with the strong, varied science knowledge that the environmental geoscience major provides.

Why La Trobe?

  • You'll have access to some of the best teaching and research facilities in the world.
  • Small class sizes mean you'll work closely with our teaching staff – learning directly from the experts in the field.
  • You’ll study with scientists whose research is rated well above world standard, and who are very well regarded by the companies and government departments who employ environmental geoscience graduates.
  • You'll have the option to study abroad giving your degree an international edge.

Further study options

If you're an undergraduate with a strong academic record and an appropriate major, Honours in environmental geoscience awaits. Your Honours year will give you the chance to combine coursework and research in a specialised area of study, and the increased expertise you gain will substantially improve your job prospects.

Complete the Honours program with high grades to qualify for entry into the Masters by Research program or direct entry into the PhD program.

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