Studying Science and Environment

From regenerative agriculture to marine ecology, our degrees cover every aspect of the management of our natural and built environments.

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Why study Science and Environment at Southern Cross?

Advanced analytical laboratories and a strong field focus prepare you for a range of careers in science. With the option of shared majors from across the University, available in most science and environment degrees, you can tailor your studies to your particular interests. 

Learn about the interaction between ocean, atmosphere, land, biota and humans as well as the management of our built and natural systems. Contribute to finding solutions to the problems we all face.

Southern Cross University is ranked no.1 in Australia for median graduate salary and student support in Agriculture and Environmental Studies. Southern Cross also has a five star ranking for skills development and teaching quality in this field (Good Universities Guide, 2022).

Hands-on learning in living laboratories

“My favourite part about the course would be how much hands-on interaction I get, I grew up in the city so coming out here and getting to just play with things at the beach or go to a forest and do my lab work there is incredible.”

Environmental Science student

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Why study at Southern Cross University?

At Southern Cross University we're always looking for a better way to do things, that's why we created 'The Southern Cross Model'. By dividing the academic year into six-week terms, with a maximum of two subjects per term, students are better able to focus, dive deeply into the subject matter and really learn. The content is highly interactive, with real-world applications; and it leaves more time for the other things you love.

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Science and Environment

Events and On-Demand Videos

Register to join us for live events. Talk to lecturers, ask all of your pressing questions, and hear from people who have worked in the industry.  You can also watch our on-demand videos which will give you a mini ‘tour’ of the subject.

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