Pursue your scientific curiosity and passion for the environment - from geology to marine biology; and ecology to palaeontology. Our study options will give you real-world experiences to set up a career in earth and environmental science.
- We are #1 in South Australia for careers in environmental studies.*
- Top 100 ranking in the world for environmental sciences.^
Want an interesting, well-paid and diverse career, with opportunities to travel all over the world?
Explore Earth's mineral resources - their nature, origin, distribution, discovery and exploitation. This degree integrates and extends courses in geology and geophysics, mining, engineering, geography, chemistry, maths and physics.
A growing industry with job opportunities worldwide; ecotourism will connect your interest in science with the natural environment.
Gain the skills to develop experiences which describe the natural environment and support visitor enjoyment. Your scientific expertise will allow you to advise government, industry and the broader community.
Explore the domestic and international student scholarships available when you choose earth and environmental sciences.
Driven by the thrill of discovery
Explore our planet's deep mantle. Explain the evolution of far-off galaxies. The disciplines of earth and environmental sciences deepen our understanding of the world, the universe and our place in it. The University of Adelaide leads groundbreaking research in these areas that directly feeds student learning.
Satisfying the urge to understand why
We grapple with mind-bogglingly questions about the structure of the universe. We prepare the next generation of scientists to meet new environmental challenges.
We also lead internationally significant environmental research through our on-campus Environment Institute. Our research into areas such as ancient DNA, conservation, marine biology and water management helps to find new approaches to global environmental problems.
I've always loved science, being outside, insects and collecting bugs. I don't think it was until the last couple of years at high school that I realised that you could do that as a job. I love the idea that you're discovering something that no one else in the world knows. It's really exciting to feel like you're contributing something.Erinn Fagan-Jeffries - PhD candidate
This video is provided with thanks to Children’s University Australia, a University of Adelaide outreach program.
Study options: Earth and environmental sciences
- Bachelor of Science or
Bachelor of Science (Advanced) or
Bachelor of Science and Entrepreneurship
Choose a major in:
- Ecology and Spatial Science
- Evolutionary Biology
- Geology, Geophysics and Applied Geology (double major)
- Geophysics and Applied Geology
- Soil Science
- Bachelor of Science (Ecotourism)
- Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology)
- Bachelor of Science (Mineral Geoscience)
- Bachelor of Science (Wildlife Conservation Biology)
- Graduate Certificate in Science (Ecotourism)
- Graduate Diploma in Science (Ecotourism)
- Master of Science (Ecotourism)
*(Graduate Destinations Survey 2014-2015 and Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016. ^2017 QS Rankings by Subject.