The management of our precious natural environments is one of the most pressing issues of our times. Whether you’re passionate about plants, animals or environmental conservation, Southern Cross University offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees to suit your career goals.
Bachelor degrees in environmental, forest or marine science offer not only a solid scientific foundation but the opportunity to specialise in disciplines that directly impact conservation of these critical areas. With an emphasis on the development of practical skills, these degrees are an excellent preparation for a range of careers in conservation.
Postgraduate studies in marine and forest science are likewise an opportunity to develop expertise in long-term sustainable management or a pathway to doctoral studies and a research career.
Research degrees offer ample scope for exploration of conservation, aided by the extensive cross-disciplinary collaboration across the University in research centres with world-leading expertise in fields such as plant science, geoscience, forest science, biogeochemistry and marine science.
Why choose Conservation with Southern Cross?
Get wild and among the action
Pracs and fieldwork are set in a wide variety of environments, beaches, rainforests, lakes, rivers, State Forests and National Parks
Learn to solve global issues
Explore our largest environmental issues including marine pollution, climate change and wildlife conservation among other subjects
Advanced analytical facilities
You'll develop your skills using modern technology that informs conservation research and planning including drones and GIS mapping
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.
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.
How to apply
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There are many ways to get into Southern Cross University. Discover your options with an entry pathway.
The University offers a wide range of scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
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