Explore & protect
the environment

The protection of our environment is complex; it requires collaborative solutions from leaders in fields that span science, technology, engineering, politics, economics and the law. At UOW we can help you channel your passion for the exploration and protection of our environment by teaching you the knowledge and skills to make a difference. Find your path to environmental sustainability below.

How will you explore & protect the environment?

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Mooting law Law

Meet Mary

I chose to do geography through a Bachelor of Science because it’s really flexible. I was able to choose a variety of subjects to broaden my degree, like law and indigenous studies. Mary Bachelor of Science (Human Geography)

Stories to inspire you

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See where your degree could take you

Your interest in the environment could lead to a career that makes a real difference to how we live our lives, as well as the state of the world around us. You'll find opportunities in professional and academic positions, and in both the commercial and public sectors. 

No matter your path, your UOW degree is appreciated by employers; UOW is consistently rated in the world's top 200 by global employers (QS Graduate Employability rankings). Here are just some of the careers you could pursue:

  • Agricultural adviser or engineer
  • Cartographer
  • Climatologist
  • Coastal or estuarine manager
  • Community planning or development manager
  • Conservation biologist
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental advocate
  • Environmental consultant
  • Environment health manager
  • Environmental engineer
  • Environmental lawyer
  • Environmental impact analyst
  • Epidemiologist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Geologist
  • Geomorphologist
  • Geospatial intelligence officer
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Government lawyer
  • Hazardous waste planner
  • Health promotion officer
  • Heritage officer
  • Hydrologist
  • Indigenous health officer
  • International aid or policy advisor
  • Map editor
  • Marine or fisheries biologist
  • Materials engineer or scientist
  • Metallurgist
  • Mining engineer
  • Natural resource manager
  • Oceanographer
  • Policy adviser, analyst or project officer
  • Politician
  • Population analyst
  • Prosecutor
  • Public health program manager 
  • Ranger
  • Refugee services advocate
  • Research officer
  • Social researcher
  • Soil specialist
  • Structural engineer
  • Sustainability educator
  • Town planner
  • Transport engineer
  • Veterinary researcher
  • Water resource manager
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