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Environmental Studies

Study in the discipline of Environmental Studies is offered by the School of Geosciences in the Faculty of Science. Units of study in this major are available at standard level.

Programme structure and content

Environmental Studies is the examination of the human interactions with the natural and built environment. It encapsulates the fundamental social aspects of sustainability, environmental assessment, law, ethics, development, energy use, economics and politics. Consequently, the ENVI units are complementary to studies not only in the physical and natural science disciplines but also to the social disciplines.

First year planning for an Environmental Studies major

Students are recommended to take GEOS1001/1901 and at least one of: GEOS1002/1902, GEOS1003/1903, BIOL1001/1911/1991, BIOL1002/1902.

Please take note of prerequisite units for second year subjects.

Requirements for a major

For a major in Environmental Studies, students are required to complete a minimum of 24 credit points from Senior units of study listed in the subject area.

Contact/further information


Phone: +61 2 9351 2912
School of Geosciences
Room 348, Madsen Building F09
University of Sydney
NSW 2006