Interested in what you can get out of studying at UON?

22 Jan

If you want to help change the world, first you need to understand it. Check out the majors below that are within the Bachelor of Science.

Water, Climate and Soils

If you’re passionate about finding new, sustainable ways to safeguard the future of our planet, the Water, Climate and Soils major is for you.

This course will encourage you to explore unique ways of looking at physical landscapes and the causes and impacts of earth and environmental processes. Develop a holistic perspective on subjects from spatial science to rivers and coasts, from landscape evolution to climate change and from contaminated land to sustainable use of natural resources.

Learn how to examine and analyse the different processes of our Earth through fieldwork and develop the tools and knowledge to deal with the environmental and climate related problems our industry and society face.

Earth Sciences

The Earth Sciences major is a broad and dynamic course that incorporates many sub-disciplines. You’ll dive into the study the Earth’s interacting systems, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere to further your understanding of how the planet has evolved and will continue to evolve through time.

This major features extensive fieldwork and practical experience – working in a variety of environments you’ll examine the processes of our earth, soil, water, as well as our spatial science and structural geology.

Explore new scientific discoveries as an environmental consultant, in resources management or within agriculture and energy industries.


Australia is rich in natural resources. Geological knowledge and understanding underpins our capacity to ensure a sustainable supply and responsible use of these resources.

The Geology major will see you explore the Earth’s geological structures to discover, develop, and responsibly manage minerals, energy, and other Earth resources.

Through practical fieldwork, you’ll build a detailed understanding of the Earth’s rocks and minerals, environmental mapping and the use of natural resources, preparing you to work across the energy, resources and environmental sectors.

As an industry-recognised major, following graduation students will be able to work as professional geologists.


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