Earth & Environmental Science

Pursue your scientific curiosity and passion for our earth and our 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.

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Start now: The next start date for mineral geoscience is July 29, 2019.

Bachelor of Science [Mineral Geoscience]

Like rock-solid job opportunities? Mineral geoscience is all about Earth’s mineral resources—their nature, origin, distribution, discovery and uses. 

Study Mineral Geoscience

Meet our graduates

Dr Bonnie Henderson - BSc (Advanced) (Geology major)  |  "My time at the University of Adelaide has been extraordinary, challenging and life-changing. I love the social interaction and field-work component of studying earth sciences. During my undergraduate and PhD studies I have travelled around Australia and the world. I am now a part of a global community of geoscientists.
Dr Bonnie Henderson

BSc (Advanced) - Geology major

"My time at the University of Adelaide has been extraordinary, challenging and life-changing. I love the social interaction and field-work component of studying earth sciences. During my undergraduate and PhD studies I have travelled around Australia and the world. I am now a part of a global community of geoscientists."

Dr Louise Emmerson - Bachelor of Science (Hons)  |  "The education I received at the University of Adelaide provided me with the confidence and ecological foundation to apply the skills developed from studying semi-arid vegetation to leading research on seabirds in Antarctica."
Dr Louise Emmerson

Bachelor of Science (Hons)

"The education I received at the University of Adelaide provided me with the confidence and ecological foundation to apply the skills developed from studying semi-arid vegetation to leading research on seabirds in Antarctica.

Sarah Hamlyn - Marine biology graduate
Sarah Hamlyn

BSc (Marine Biology)

“Studying the BSc (Marine Biology) has provided me with a solid foundation of knowledge that I rely on in my career today. I work in a field that is still developing, so the importance of noting patterns and making observations in the lab and field, which can then translate into hypotheses and designing sound experiments, was a very useful skill to have developed during my studies."

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