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What will I study?

Do you have the passion and drive to address the world's environmental challenges? To do so you will need a range of scientific skills and knowledge and an understanding of legal, political and social aspects of environmental management. Through the Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours) you will address these topics and develop skills in systems analysis and planning. Graduates in environmental toxicology quantify and monitor toxic substances in the environment and evaluate their effects on biota and humans. At the interface of environmental sciences, biology, chemistry and toxicology, this major addresses the need of societies to identify the problems associated with environmental toxins, to facilitate assessment of risks and to implement regulation. As an environmental science graduate you will be equipped to contribute rigorous analyses to environmental decision making and management to address global environmental challenges.

1st to 4th Year Study Planners

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory Courses– all students must complete this course
  • Elective - choose an elective from the list
Year 1
Sem Compulsory Courses Elective
1 CHEM1100 Chemistry 11

[AGRC1040 Food for a Healthy Planet
BIOL1030 Global Challenges in Biology]

BIOL1020 Genes, Cells & Evolution

ERTH1000 Planet Earth: The Big Picture
2 BIOL1040 Cells to Organisms

GEOS1100 Environment & Society

STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data

CHEM1200 Chemistry 2
Year 2
Sem Compulsory Courses Elective

BIOL2006 Biostatistics

[GEOM2000 Introduction to Remote Sensing of Environment
GEOM2001 Geographical Information Systems]

BIOM2011 Integrative Cell & Tissue Biology


Choose #2 courses from this ;major's electives list.

[CHEM2050 Organic & Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM2052 Chemical Biology]

Choose #6 courses from this major's electives list.
Year 3
Sem Compulsory Courses Elective
1 ENVM3103 Reg F/works for Envl Mmgt &  Planning

ENVM3203 Environ Impact Assess

LAND3007 Land Use & Management

Choose #2 courses from this major's electives list.
2 CHEM3008 Medicinal & Biological Chemistry

ENVM3211 Environmental Toxicology and Monitoring
Choose #4 courses from this major's electives list.

1.Students without Queensland Senior Chemistry should complete CHEM1090 before taking any other chemistry course.

Year 4
Sem Course Code & Title Requirement

ENVM4008 Science & Environment

ENVM4321/ ENVM4322/ ENVM4323 Environmental Science Project2

2 ENVM4321/ ENVM4322/ ENVM4323 Environmental Science Project2 Compulsory

2.Students are required to enrol in this course in both Semester 1 & 2 for completion. Students commencing in Semester 1 enrol in ENVM4321 for both semesters. Students commencing in Semester 2 enrol in ENVM4322 for both semesters. For more information about honours, please go here.

Careers in  Environmental Toxicology

Graduates from this program find employment in: departments of state and federal government; universities; industrial organisations; or commercial consultancies dealing with environmental monitoring, impact assessment and environmental management. Monitoring work may be associated with licence compliance requirements or initiatives such as green production or greenhouse challenge policies. Graduates are likely to be engaged on environmental impact studies for: 

  • Urban, Industrial and Rural development of animal feedlots 
  • Abattoirs 
  • Mining and mineral processing operations 
  • Industrial developments 
  • Facilities in or bordering on national parks 
  • Residential or agricultural developments adjacent to areas of environmental value  

Students who perform well at honours level may choose a research-related career path by entering a higher-degree program.



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