Earth and Environment



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With a UWA science degree you can make a real difference.

Flexible and industry relevant, our hands-on courses cover Earth Sciences, Geography, Planning, Environmental Management, Soil Science and more.

UWA is conveniently located close to an international biodiversity hotspot – Australia’s South West.

It’s an area of 300,000 square kilometres, with 13,500 kilometres of coastline, that’s home to 1,500+ plant species and myriad endemic mammals. The World Heritage-listed Shark Bay and Ningaloo Reef – one of the world’s largest fringing reefs – are also on our doorstep, presenting unique marine and environmental research opportunities. 

Undergraduate courses

We offer a large variety of undergraduate choices under the Bachelor of Science degree.

Three-year degrees

  • You can choose from an exciting selection of majors.
  • After the three-year BSc you might consider a research intensive Honours year.


  • Honours study is available for those who have completed a Bachelor of Science degree and obtained at least 65% in their science major.
  • Graduating with honours is a necessary to go onto postgraduate research.

Postgraduate courses


A first year geology field trip

If you're wondering what a first year geology field trip is like - this podcast combines live footage from part of the Geological Perspectives (EART1104) field trip in 2009 with student interviews.