The world around us all is changing at an ever increasing pace, and Environmental Science offers the key to better understanding and managing these changes. By investigating the relationships between the physical, chemical and biological components of the natural world the human race can actively develop solutions to varied environmental problems. Studies will cover topics including management of natural resources, sustainability, the impact of pollution, climate change, deforestation and habitat destruction among other issues will affect us in the coming decades. As well as its focus on the Sciences this major incorporates ideas from a broad range of disciplines - from geography to economics and politics, in addition to the philosophies and ethics that underpin activity in these areas. The final two units of this major are designed to engage students in content connected to the principles and practices of professionalism, entrepreneurship, innovation and design characteristics related to the specialist area.
For a major study students must complete 96 credit points of study.
A full course is made up of several smaller topics or subjects. These are referred to as 'units'.
Most courses have compulsory 'core' units, as well as optional units.
'Credit points' are the value that each unit contributes towards your course.
Most units at VU are worth 12 credit points. You will need to complete the required course credit points to graduate.
This unit set is studied as part of the following course(s):