“I’m all about sustainability, so whatever I do it has to be long lasting and help the most people it possibly can."

Rod Ingersoll

Environmental Resource Management Honours graduate

Study Conservation

The management of our precious natural environment is one of the most pressing issues of our times. If you are passionate about plants, animals or environmental conservation, Southern Cross University offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees to suit your career goals. 

Degrees in environmental, forest or marine science offer a solid scientific foundation and the opportunity to specialise in, and directly impact, these critical areas. With an emphasis on the development of practical skills, our degrees provide excellent preparation for your career. 

Research degrees offer ample scope for exploration of conservation, aided by extensive cross-disciplinary collaboration across the University's research clusters. We have world-leading expertise in fields such as plant science, geoscience, forest science, biogeochemistry and marine science.

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Why choose Conservation with Southern Cross?

Get wild and among the action

Field work can take you to a variety of environments, including beaches, rainforests, lakes, rivers, state forests and national parks

Learn to solve global issues

Explore challenging environmental issues such as marine pollution, climate change and wildlife conservation, among other subjects

Advanced analytical facilities

Develop your skills using modern technology such as drones and GIS to inform conservation research and planning

Southern Cross Model is a better way to learn

For almost a century the sandstone walls of Universities housed the same teaching model. The Southern Cross Model is different – immersive, responsive, in tune with the 21st century student. By joining Southern Cross, you are part of a better way to learn.

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Prepare for university with a pathway program

If you have the passion, we have the entry pathway. We offer preparation courses to refresh your academic skills, increase your entry rank, or get you on track for a degree with a short course.

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Further information

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How to apply

Ready to take the next step in your higher education journey? Find out how you can apply.

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Entry pathways

There are many ways to get into Southern Cross University. Discover your options with an entry pathway.

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The University offers a wide range of scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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Student life at SCU

Our UniLife program aims to encourage both your academic success and support your wellbeing.

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Future students (domestic)

T: 1800 626 481

E: Domestic enquiry

Current Students

T: 1800 005 687

T: +61 2 6620 3666

E: enquiry@scu.edu.au

Future students (international)

T: +61 2 6620 3876

E: international@scu.edu.au

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