Study the Environmental Sciences major in the Bachelor of Science and explore how species interact with each other and with their physical environment.
New Zealand’s spectacular natural environment is the envy of the world. In the Environmental Sciences major you can immerse yourself in this environment through the field trips that are an essential part of this major.
You explore the ecological principles of freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems, animal behaviour and ecology, and plant ecology. This understanding is essential to protect New Zealand’s unique natural environment, and is an essential foundation for many rewarding environmental sciences careers.
This is part of the Bachelor of Science.
Start date: 2022
HEAL506 Knowledge, Enquiry and Communication
HEAL507 Health and Environment or MAOH501 Hauora Māori and Environment
BIOL502 Plants and Animals
ECOL501 Ecology and Evolution
BIOL501 Biological Sampling and Interpretation
Choose eight of the following, or six and the Research Project course (SCIE701, runs across two semesters).
Asterisk (*) indicates recommended electives for this major.
In your final year you can enrol in the Research Project course (30 points) if you have at least a B grade average in 60 points at level 6. This may involve working on an industry-related project related to your major.
SCIE701 Research Project
*After completing a graduate diploma in education.
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You can combine this major with other majors like Geospatial Science, Marine Biology or Applied Conservation, and complete your Bachelor of Science within three years without doing more than the standard eight courses (120 points) per year.
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