Bachelor of Environment & Sustainability

ANU is ranked number one in Australia for geography, number two for agriculture and forestry and number four for environmental sciences1. This means you will be learning from leading researchers who, when they’re not in the classroom, can be found anywhere from the forest floor studying fungi, to the Tasmanian treetops peering into the nests of endangered birds. You will have opportunities to undertake fieldwork yourself, at Kioloa (our dedicated field site on the NSW south coast), Lake George, Kosciuszko National Park, Jervis Bay, or even at summer sessions in Vietnam and Fiji.

The Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability offers a diverse approach to understanding current and future environmental sustainability. You will study a combination of theory and methods while enjoying opportunities for field-based learning, hands-on applications and internships.

ANU is renowned for educating its students not only in the scientific aspects of environment and sustainability but also the social effects and how to translate environmental science into government policy. Our location in Australia’s capital city grants us unparalleled access to government and international organisations, and ensures a steady supply of guest lecturers, including previously, Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and His Excellency Mr Sem Fabrizi, Ambassador of the European Union to Australia and New Zealand. 

Career opportunities

Your degree will equip you with the scientific and policy knowledge to work on environment and sustainability issues in a range of global, national and local contexts. Many of our graduates are employed in policymaking within government, water resources management, environmental management, science journalism, urban planning and sustainability, fire management, international development, food security consulting, and climate change adaptation consulting. Others go on to complete postgraduate studies in Australia or overseas.

1 - QS World University Rankings 2018