The health of our oceans is essential to a sustainable future. Develop skills in marine science under the guidance of world-leading marine and environmental researchers at our National Marine Science Centre in Coffs Harbour.

As you move between the classroom, cutting-edge laboratories and unique marine locations, you’ll explore global environmental issues such as marine pollution, coral reef ecology, and marine mammal conservation.  A degree from Southern Cross will develop your practical skills and knowledge to seek solutions for the management of our precious marine resources.

Marine science leads to a range of exciting career outcomes:

  • Marine biologist and ecologist
  • Documentary researcher
  • Marine park planner or ranger
  • Marine tourism operator
  • Fisheries manager
  • Aquaculturalist.

Why study marine science at Southern Cross?

  • Cutting edge facilities include our National Marine Science Centre at Coffs Harbour
  • Excursions to Solitary Islands Marine Park, Great Barrier Reef and other locations
  • Option to gain a nationally recognised scientific scuba diving qualification
  • 84% of our environmental studies graduates are employed shortly after graduating - Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching 2018
  • Five-star learning resources and No. 1 in Australia for median starting salary in environmental studies - Good Universities Guide 2019