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.

  • We are #1 in South Australia for careers in environmental studies.*
  • Top 100 ranking in the world for environmental sciences.^

Study and career options

Short courses

  • Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) Course
  • Mapping with Drones Course (Visible)
  • Mapping & Monitoring with Drones Course (Visible+ NIR)

Drone short courses

Study tours and experiences

We offer study tours and overseas experiences which aim to boost your science knowledge, confidence and employability.

Study tour details

Graduate story

"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 HendersonBachelor of Science (Advanced)Geology major

Graduate story

"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 EmmersonBachelor of Science (Hons)

Graduate story

“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."

- Sarah HamlynBachelor of Science (Marine Biology)

STEM Careers Night

Whether you're still at high school or planning to join us mid-year, taking a break from study or rethinking your career path, come chat with us at our STEM Careers Night. You and your parents are invited to join us online to see what’s available in the world of STEM.

STEM Careers Night details

Let us help you!

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How to apply

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