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Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Environmental Science

The University of Canterbury
3 years
Bachelor's degree
On campus
Christchurch
English
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Program description

A Bachelor of Science (BSc) is about understanding and improving the natural world through observation, experimentation, modelling, and calculation. The Bachelor of Science requires a minimum total of 360 points:

  • a compulsory 15-point Science course
  • a minimum of 255 points of Science courses
  • the remaining 90 points can be from either Science courses or courses from other degrees.

At least 225 points must be from courses above 100-level, with at least 90 points at 300-level.

Double degrees

Many students combine the study of a BSc with another degree, such as a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, or Bachelor of Laws.

Conjoint degrees

Students can study the Conjoint Bachelor of Product Design and Science, which requires 60 points less than a double degree and will be completed in four years in an intensive format.

Environmental Science Major

Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environment, incorporating its structure and functioning, and human interactions with the environment.

Environmental Science is an integrative subject that builds on a strong disciplinary base in a major subject such as Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geography or Geology, with additional relevant study in areas including Antarctic Studies, Forestry, Freshwater Management, Mathematics, Science, Maori and Indigenous Knowledge, and Statistics.

Further Study

If you have achieved top grades during your Bachelor of Science, you may be permitted to enter the BSc(Hons), which is an accelerated 12-month postgraduate degree.

Career opportunities

Environmental Science is a growth area for employment. Well-educated people with strong technical and communication skills are needed to help identify, to monitor and to contribute to solving a variety of problems associated with the environment and with the use and allocation of resources and sustainability.

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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The University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury is a prestigious destination that is ranked in the world’s top 250 universities, with 15 subjects ranked in the world’s top 200 (QS World University Rankings). What’s more, UC has been awarded with a 5-star ranking for...


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