Environmental science



Play a vital role in creating a sustainable future for the earth. Our courses in environmental science have a strong focus on fieldwork and practical experiences. We have diverse study areas including environmental management, sustainability, wildlife and conservation, marine health and ecosystems.

The personal transformations in myself, and what I noticed in my peers, was, and will be, nothing short of world changing.

Belinda Christie

Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours)

Hands-on learning

Gain experience through innovative, practical learning from day one. Our courses focus on finding solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental problems. You’ll get to take part in field trips, use our excellent facilities and equipment and have direct access to the environment you'll work in.

Environmental science courses

Study with Deakin and we'll help you transform your passion into a successful and rewarding career

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Join our thriving research culture

Deakin supports one of the world’s most prestigious environmental research programs. Our ecologists protect Australia’s vulnerable flora and fauna from disease, rapid development and climate change. Have a great research idea? Consider a higher research degree under the supervision of our passionate and experienced staff.

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After graduating and gaining experience working in the environmental industry, you’ll be eligible to become a Certified Environmental Practitioner through the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand.

Get into the Wild @ Deakin

Our blog showcases the unique experiences we have while on field trips, the environmental-orientated pursuits we’re up to, and the things we find interesting.

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Career opportunities

With such a wide range of elective units and specialist areas on offer, you can design your own career direction in environmental science. You could gain employment as a:

  • wildlife manager
  • ecologist
  • climate change campaigner
  • national park manager
  • sustainability consultant
  • coastal project officer
  • fisheries officer
  • landscape ecologist
  • mammalogist
  • park ranger
  • wildlife/conservation biologist
  • marine biologist
  • laboratory scientist
  • natural resource manager.

What do our students and staff say?

Welcome to environmental science at Deakin

Current environmental science students explain why they chose to study at Deakin.

Go green at Deakin

Find out how our land and water-based environment courses offer you a range of exciting career choices.

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