Contribute to building a sustainable future and a healthier environment
AUS has been recognized internationally for its sustainability initiatives, making it an excellent place to pursue a degree in environmental sciences.
Our interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences integrates environmental sustainability with biology, chemistry and other related sciences, as well as the humanities and social sciences and other disciplines. The program prepares students to study current environmental issues using critical thinking skills and the scientific method to devise solutions to regional and global challenges.
What we offer
With tracks in Environmental Biology and Ecosystems, and Environmental Chemistry and Analysis, students can explore current world topics, such as sustainable development, global climate change, renewable energy sources, environmental health, environmental management, environmental impact assessment and modeling, resource management, waste to energy, waste management, carbon emissions monitoring, biodiversity conservation, and others.
In their senior year, students will help solve a real-world problem during their internship, and will be involved in conducting an in-depth research project with a faculty mentor through their senior research project, which could be a result of a collaboration with industrial and governmental institutions.
Beyond the classroom, students can expand their knowledge and build their leadership skills by getting involved with the Environmental Sciences Club, Sustainability Club or other related activities and organizations.
Where a degree in environmental sciences can take you
Graduates with an environmental sciences degree from AUS are in high demand across government, private and not-for-profit sectors and industries in a variety of roles, including environmental consultant, environmental engineer, conservationist, renewable energies specialist, sustainability manager, food control laboratories technicians, environmental health and safety officers, natural resource management and many more. They are also well prepared for graduate study.
During the progression of the program and upon graduation, our students will be able to:
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