Environmental Studies is the study of the relationships between living organisms and the natural, rural, industrial and urban environments. It includes the study of the impact humans have upon the natural environment.
The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the scientific aspects of the environment and the procedures required to establish an environmentally sustainable society. It also involves developing an understanding of how physical, economic, social and technological factors effect the environment.
Courses in Environmental Studies develop skills in:
- applying the principles and practices of managing natural ecosystems
- assessing the impact of humans on the environment
- preparing environmental impact statements
- identifying, evaluating and analysing environmental issues of current and future significance
This narrow field comprises the following detailed fields:
- Land, Parks and Wildlife Management
- Environmental Studies, n.e.c.
Thinking about a job in this field?
Check out the courses available in this field at various Australian universities and alternative study pathway options. If you'd like to speak with someone, discuss with your Career Advisor at school, or contact the Indigenous Education Unit at any of the Australian Universities, and they’ll be able to offer advice on available local information and student support services.