Geographical science

Geographical science is the study of spatial processes operating in the landscape, such as atmospheric circulation, landform change, vegetation dynamics, human land uses, urbanisation, and economic activity. It includes interdisciplinary analysis, using methods and techniques from social and physical sciences to find innovative solutions to environmental problems at different spatial scales.

In this major, you will investigate the biophysical and constructed environment of the earth in the past, present and future. You will learn how to read the landscape and use a variety of spatial and temporal techniques to develop practical solutions for their management and use.

In Geographical science you will investigate the significance of geographical variation among locations and environments, covering a broad range of topics. These include climatology, hydrology, geomorphology, soil science, sustainability theory, and urban geography. You will also learn how geographical knowledge informs approaches to managing the sustainable use of Australian environments, and how to work with both numerical and spatial or map data, including the use of geographical information systems.

The transferable skills you develop in this major are in high demand within the science and non-science sectors of the economy. Graduates with a major in Geographical science will be well prepared for a variety of careers in diverse fields including environmental consulting, policy development, all levels of government, and research.

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This area of study is offered in the following courses or can be taken where you have 8 free electives. To see if you can take this area of study within a double degree select from the course offering below.