Environmental Studies is offered as part of: 

Flinders also offers a range of courses in specialised envrionmental degrees.

Why study Environmental Studies?

As the pressure of use on all parts of the environment increases, so our need to understand the environment and how we can interact with it in sustainable ways becomes more and more important.

Environmental Studies encourages a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary and integrative approach to the study of the biophysical environment. Students will be made familiar with a wide array of interactions between people and environments as well as various environmental processes and biophysical systems.

Environmental Studies therefore involves such topics as the forms and processes of the biosphere, the economic, political, philosophical and ethical dimensions of our relationships with the biosphere, and the planning strategies and management techniques that can be implemented to regulate our impact on environments.

What will I study?

Refer to the course rule.

Career Opportunities

People, businesses and governments are becoming much more environmentally concerned and aware. Many jobs calling for environmental expertise are regularly advertised in the national press.

Local, state and federal governments are the main employers, but CSIRO, the Murray-Darling Basin Commission, and multinationals including mining companies also offer a variety of environmental research or management positions.

Further information

Associate Professor Clive Forster, Head, School of the Environment,
Room 322 Social Sciences North. Tel: (08) 8201 2308.

Mr Mark Lethbridge. Tel: (08) 8201 5640. Fax: (08) 8201 3521.

Online enquiries:

The Admissions/Prospective Students Office
Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide SA 5001.
Tel: 1300 354 633