Environmental Sciences are interdisciplinary with a focus on ecology, soil and water environments and geochemistry.
Environmental Sciences is available as a major for the BSc and BSc(Tech). Environmental Sciences may also be taken as a second major or as a minor, subject to academic approval of the faculty or school of studies in which the student is enrolled.
To complete Environmental Sciences as a single major, students must gain 135 points including ENVSC101, EARTH102, ENVSC201 and ENVPL303; one of BIOMO203 or BIOEB202; one of ENVSC202 or CHEMY204; one of EARTH221, EARTH231 or EARTH241; and two papers in different subject areas from ENVSC302, BIOEB303, BIOEB304, BIOEB305, BIOMO303, CHEMY304, EARTH321, EARTH322, EARTH331, EARTH341, EARTH342, EARTH313.
To complete Environmental Sciences as part of a double major, students must gain 120 points including ENVSC101, EARTH102, ENVSC201 and ENVPL303; one of BIOMO203 or BIOEB202; one of ENVSC202 or CHEMY204; one of EARTH221, EARTH231 or EARTH241; one of ENVSC302, BIOEB303, BIOEB304, BIOEB305, BIOMO303, CHEMY304, EARTH321, EARTH322, EARTH331, EARTH341, EARTH342, EARTH313.
To complete a minor in Environmental Sciences, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Environmental Sciences major, including at least 30 points above 100 level. Students must include ENVSC101 and ENVSC201.
Note: Students who commenced a major in Environmental Sciences in 2017 or prior should contact the Faculty of Science and Engineering for programme advice.
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|BIOL312||Applied Terrestrial Ecology||18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)|
|A course that explores ecological principles, ecosystem dynamics and functioning, restoration, conservation genetics, conservation ecology, forest ecosystems, pest control and protection of native species.|
|BIOL313||Applied Freshwater Ecology||18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)|
|An introduction to the ecology of lakes and rivers. Topics covered include the structure and function of major freshwater communities, fish and fisheries, human impacts and the management of inland waters.|
|BIOL314||Marine Biology and Monitoring||18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)|
|An introduction to the structure and function of marine ecosystems. This paper also covers human impacts on marine environments, including fisheries, as well as the design of ecological surveys and experiments. Field trip and practical classes are integral to the course.|
|ERTH343||Coastal Geomorphology and Management||18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)|
|A study of the geomorphic development of coastal features. Topics include qualitative and semi-quantitative assessments of coastal hazards, impacts of sea-level rise, dredge spoil disposal, stability of coasts, coastal protection and mitigation of hazards.|