Environmental Science is an increasingly important field of study at a time when we are waking up to the scope of our environmental problems worldwide. Developing a deeper understanding of relationships in the natural world – between organisms and environments – underpins any course. A key outcome is that students will understand how to conserve and manage a variety of ecosystems, including forests and marine environments. Balancing short-term and long-term goals is critical.
People who are passionate about sustainability or conservation would be a good fit for an Environmental Science program. Courses offer hands-on components both in laboratories and in the field. Australia’s incredible and diverse ecosystems offer an abundance of real-life opportunities to see theoretical ideas in practice. For example, the Great Barrier Reef has been a topic of discussion in terms of coral reef ecology, marine pollution, climate change and marine mammal conservation – all potential areas of study.