Bachelor of Arts (Environmental Studies)


Environmental Studies deals with the fact that the environment and humanity are inextricably linked. Study in this area is concentrated on the future of this planet and the human societies it supports, a future which depends upon committed, informed and critical people trained to confront the challenges of environmental issues.

This degree explores environmental issues within the flexibility of a Bachelor of Arts framework. It combines a dynamic, interdisciplinary approach to examine the functioning, management and appreciation of the environment. It integrates study from economics, engineering, law, science and social sciences with the relevant basic disciplines of ecology and geography.

Course highlights

Students at JCU have access to some of the most spectacular environments on earth, including the Great Barrier Reef; World Heritage listed rainforests of the wet tropics; tropical savanna and wetland environments.

Students also benefit from JCU’s close links with leading resource management agencies such as:

  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority;
  • Wet Tropics Management Authority,
  • Queensland’s Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, and the
  • Environmental Protection Agency.

Links with these organisations translate into exciting and relevant work experience placements and project work opportunities.