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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences Major

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree

Duration

3 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024

Campus

Auckland University of Technology

Summary

Studying a Bachelor of Science is guaranteed to quench your thirst for knowledge about the world, and will be the start of a lifelong career in science.

Study with us and you have access to some of the best lecturers in New Zealand and state-of-the-art equipment. You’ll have lots of opportunities to apply your knowledge in the lab or on field trips. Our strong links with the scientific community extend right across the world – making it easy for you to transition from university to your career.

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.

Career opportunities:

  • Conservation organisations like the Department of Conservation
  • Environmental consultant
  • Government research and monitoring agencies
  • Local councils: Environmental, public health, and waste management and monitoring services
  • Science teacher (After completing a graduate diploma in education)
  • Scientific laboratory analyst

Entry criteria

University Entrance or equivalent.

Useful New Zealand school subjects: Biology and other science subjects

English Language requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 80; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with B/B+ grade; AUT Academic English with B grade; CAE minimum overall score of 169; PTE minimum overall score of 50.

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