Bachelor of Environmental Science

Make a real and meaningful difference in protecting our environment. Study Environmental Science with Australia’s best.

Minimum ATAR
Years Full-Time

Careers and further study

Career opportunities

A degree in environmental science can lead to careers such as:

  • Environmental consultant
  • Environmental regulator 
  • Mining environmental specialist 
  • Environmental officer
  • Conservation officer
  • Land rehabilitation specialist 
  • Soil scientist

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements

To be considered for this course you need to: 

  • Achieve the University’s minimum entry score
  • Demonstrate English language competence
  • Satisfy any prerequisites for your preferred majors (refer to individual major descriptions for prerequisite details)

You can view the prerequisites and recommended subjects for your chosen course here.

View our admission requirements for specific information, depending on your education history.

Assured Pathway information

If you have a professional career in mind, take advantage of one of our Assured Pathways. An Assured Pathway gives you an assured place in one of our postgraduate professional courses (such as Law, Engineering or Medicine) from the start of your studies with us. The pathways combine a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, providing you with a clearer direction to your career of choice.

Admission entry to UWA 

We offer a number of other pathways for you to gain entry into our undergraduate degrees if you do not meet the standard admission requirements. Learn more about our admission entry pathways.

About the Bachelor of Environmental Science

The Bachelor of Environmental Science teaches understanding, rational analysis, and improvement of human impacts on the natural world. These outcomes are achieved through critical review of current knowledge, systematic observation, experimentation, modelling, and rigorous data analysis. Graduates in Environmental Science have strong theoretical knowledge, combined with practical and creative skills, equipping them with wide-ranging expertise, allowing them to solve diverse and emerging environmental problems and to communicate unbiased information to the wider community. The advanced skills and knowledge developed and demonstrated by graduates are highly valued by a range of local and international employers. Graduating students will be both competitive in the employment market and well-prepared for further study in environmental science disciplines.

Why study Environmental Sciences at UWA?

  1. UWA is ranked 1st in Australia and 21st in the world for Environmental Science and Engineering (ARWU 2022), so your learning is enabled by Australia’s best 
  2. By taking the Bachelor of Environmental Science you’ll gain specialised advanced training in the field of environmental science to set you on the path to your dream career 
  3. The specific skills and knowledge developed and demonstrated by graduates are exceedingly valued by employers and will make you highly competitive in the job market 
Bachelor of Environmental Science

Quick details

Degree specific majors
  • 3
  • Available
  • 80
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
  • 3 Years Full-Time
  • BP022
  • Specialised Bachelor's Degree
  • UWA (Crawley campus)
  • 107578B
Student story

Basundhara Dutta

Student story
Basundhara Dutta
Alumni story

Rebecca Prince-Ruiz

Alumni story
Rebecca Prince-Ruiz

Fieldwork in Science

Students on a boat in Elizabeth Quay
Ranked 1st in Australia and 21st in the world for Environmental Science and Engineering (ARWU 2022)

Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management

Albany coastline