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.
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.
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
Ready to take the next step in your higher education journey? Find out how you can apply.
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.
Student life at SCU
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Future students (domestic)
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T: +61 2 6620 3666
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T: +61 2 6620 3876
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