Why study environment and sustainability at La Trobe?

Wildlife sanctuary

Study at the only university in Australia with a dedicated wildlife sanctuary.

Visit La Trobe’s outdoor laboratory.

Leaders in environmental research

La Trobe is home to leading environmental research centres such as the Centre for Freshwater Ecosystems (CFE) and Research Centre for Future Landscapes (RCFL).

Read more about their work with land and water management policy

Build hands-on skills

La Trobe's Department of Ecology, Environment and Evolution offers field courses in uniquely Australian locations.

Learn about animal physiology, conservation, ecology and more.

Career opportunities in environment and sustainability

Career pathways

Studying environmental geoscience builds transferable skills in data analysis, communication and problem solving to prepare you for a range of careers.

Possible roles include:

  • Environmental policy adviser
  • Community educator
  • Ecologist
  • Park ranger
  • Pollution and waste manager
  • Statistics and data analyst

Future employers

Potential employers of environmental geoscience graduates include:

  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
  • Environmental Protection Authority
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Parks Victoria
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Landcare Australia

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