Environmental science

Why 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.

Short courses

We also offer single subject study. Visit our short courses page to find out more.


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

Work Integrated Learning programs allows students to undertake placements in a wide variety of settings. Learn more.

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 staff during your studies, from tutors through to lecturers and supervisors. View all staff in the College of Science, Health and Engineering.