Bachelor of Environmental Science
Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

Studying a Bachelor of Environmental Science at Griffith will ready you to apply scientific rigor to environmental management decision-making. It will equip you with the skills and knowledge to help make a difference to key challenges of the 21st century and contribute to building resilient communities. You’ll gain knowledge and skills from across the broad environmental science spectrum, exploring environmental issues from social, physical and biological perspectives. After completing core science courses in your first year of study, you’ll choose a major that suits your interests and career plans. You can choose to study a double major and still graduate in three years with your additional specialisation. The final year includes a ‘capstone’ experience where you have the option to engage with university research, undertake an extended fieldwork program in your major, and/or complete an industry placement. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Environmental Science at GU.


Griffith offers a number of admission pathways to your preferred degree. If you don’t meet the minimum ATAR/selection rank for this degree, you will automatically be considered for a place in the Diploma of Applied Science/Bachelor of Environmental Science. This means you may receive an offer into the Bachelor of Environmental Science which is conditional on successful completion of the Diploma of Applied Science at Griffith University. Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Applied Science you will be transferred into the second year of the Bachelor of Environmental Science program. Visit Undergraduate diplomas for more information.


Ecology and conservation; environmental chemistry; soil and water science; urban environments.

Combined diploma/degrees

Refer to entry under Griffith University for D Applied Science/B Environmental Science. Refer to entry under Griffith College for: D Science/B Environmental Science.

Fee notes

This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to

Admissions Criteria

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Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3 and 4, C); Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Additional entry requirements

Griffith VET Guarantee and the Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee apply to this program. For more information visit

Recommended study
One of Biology, Chemistry or Physics
Assumed knowledge

General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C).

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

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* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5

Career opportunities

Depending on your major, you’ll be prepared for work in positions such as environmental officer, environmental consultant, wildlife biologist, conservation ecologist, environmental chemist and environmental scientist.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds
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CSP/$8000 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Primary industries and environment
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Gold Coast