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Bachelor of Science (Physical Geography)

Physical Geography is the study of patterns and processes in the environment caused by the forces of nature. It examines the environmental and ecological problems facing the world, and provides the skills and knowledge to assist in managing them. A Physical Geography major could be combined with a Human Geography major or a Geology major.

Subjects   Credit Points
EESC101 Planet Earth 6
EESC103 Landscape Change and Climatology 6
Total for major at 100-level 12
Recommended Electives:
EESC102 Earth Environments and Resources 6
EESC104 The Human Environment: Problems and Change 6
EESC203 Biogeography and Environmental change 6
EESC202 Soils, Landscape and Hydrology 6
Plus at least two other subjects chosen from Earth and Environmental Sciences schedule at 200-level. Recommended options include:
EESC204 Introductory Spatial Science 6
EESC206 Discovering Downunder: A Geography of Australia 6
EESC208 Environmental Impact of Societies 6
EESC250 Field Geology 6
Total for major at 200-level 24
EESC303 Fluvial Geomorphology and Sedimentology 8
EESC302 Coastal Environments: Process & Management 8
Plus at least one other subject chosen from Earth and Environmental Sciences schedule at 300-level. Recommended options include:
EESC305 Remote Sensing of the Environment 8
EESC304 Geographic Information Science 8
EESC310 Water Resources and Management 8
Total for major at 300-level 24
Plus additional subjects chosen from the Science Schedule 30
Plus elective subjects chosen from the Science Schedule or General Schedule 54
Degree Total 144

Note: The above degree structure must include a minimum of 32 credit points at 300-level.



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