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 specialising in earth and environmental, forest or marine systems or in regenerative agriculture 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.
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 Science with Southern Cross?
Global top 300
We're ranked in the global top 300 in Agriculture and Forestry (QS Rankings 2020)
5-star rating for overall experience, learning resources, skills development, student support and teaching quality (GUG 2021)
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 Indigenous Knowledge with Honours
- Bachelor of Science with Honours
- Bachelor of Engineering Systems with Honours
- Design your own 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.
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