Study Environmental Science
Our environmental science programs are taught by passionate academics and have a focus on developing practical skills. You can obtain your scientific diving license as part of a marine science degree or learn to use drones and GIS equipment for resource mapping and data collection. Fieldtrips are a feature of all our degrees, with living laboratories at our doorstep – World Heritage rainforests, reefs and rivers are all within easy reach of our campuses.
Knowledge of the interaction between ocean, atmosphere, land, biota and humans is the key to the management of our built and natural systems and to finding solutions to the problems they face.
From regenerative agriculture to marine ecology, our degrees cover every aspect of the management of our natural and built environments. Advanced analytical laboratories and a strong field focus prepare you for a range of careers.
Why choose Environmental Science with Southern Cross?
Scuba diving qualification
Nationally recognised qualification in scuba diving can be gained as part of your course
5-star rating in skills development, student support and teaching quality in Agriculture and Environmental Studies (GUG 2022)
Practical and fieldwork
Strong focus on practical and fieldwork in a wide variety of environments, from the forest to the ocean.
- Diploma of Science
- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Science (Regenerative Agriculture)
- Bachelor of Science (Forestry Systems)
- Bachelor of Science (Marine Systems)
- Bachelor of Science (Earth and Environmental Systems)
- Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge
- Bachelor of Science with Honours
- Bachelor of Engineering Systems with Honours
- Design your degree
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
Our UniLife program aims to encourage both your academic success and support your wellbeing.