Earth and Environmental Sciences courses

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Earth science is concerned with understanding and managing the earth’s system of surficial interactions involving sediment, soil, ocean and fresh waters, and the atmosphere. The study of environmental earth science embraces many current global concerns including responsible resource utilisation, climate change, water pollution and land degradation.

Earth science studies range from geology – the science of the solid matter that constitutes the earth – encompassing rocks, soil and gemstones, to hydrology – the study of the earth’s processes involved in the water cycle. Earth and Environmental Sciences at JCU is renowned for its teaching and research programs and is supported by industry and leading research organisations.

Located within reach of diverse geological terrains and mineral provinces and a broad range of tropical environments, JCU provides an exceptional base for field studies. Earth science and environmental science graduates enjoy well-paid careers in Australia and overseas.