Skip to menu Skip to content Skip to footer

You're viewing this site as a domestic an international student

You're a domestic student if you are:

  • a citizen of Australia or New Zealand,
  • an Australian permanent resident, or
  • a holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa.

You're an international student if you are:

  • intending to study on a student visa,
  • not a citizen of Australia or New Zealand,
  • not an Australian permanent resident, or
  • a temporary resident (visa status) of Australia.
You're viewing this site as a domestic an international student
Change
Beautifully shaped steel building

Major

Environment and Society

Bachelor of Design

Develop a deeper understanding of the interconnections between people and the environment.

You will also explore how human-led processes and design outcomes shape our ability to respond to pressing environmental problems, including climate change, bushfires, food insecurity, waste and biodiversity loss.

Drawing from many disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, planning, philosophy and economics, this major covers global issues including social and environmental injustice, environmental racism and violence, the politics of conflict, and activism and social change.

With broad applications across many career paths, including the diverse field of design, you’ll be prepared to address the environmental challenges of the future. This major will be particularly relevant if you want to address environmental and social challenges through government policymaking, environmental communication and advocacy, and international development.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for arts and humanities

QS World University Rankings 2021

96 in the world for arts and humanities

QS World University Rankings 2021

Kickstart your data-driven future with a graduate degree in data science
Data science degree

Careers

Kickstart your data-driven future with a graduate degree in data science

5 minute read

5 minute read

Postgraduate study in economics and finance is fuelling Diana's drive for success

UQ people

Postgraduate study in economics and finance is fuelling Diana's drive for success

3 minute read

3 minute read

Dear 16-year-old me: advice from UQ academics
16-year-old me

UQ people

Dear 16-year-old me: advice from UQ academics

2 minute read

2 minute read

Kickstart your data-driven future with a graduate degree in data science
Data science degree

Careers

Kickstart your data-driven future with a graduate degree in data science

5 minute read

5 minute read

Meet Kaustubh from India, studying Engineering in Australia
UQ student Kaustubh Pant

UQ people

Meet Kaustubh from India, studying Engineering in Australia

3 minute read

3 minute read

Meet David from Cambodia, studying Engineering in Australia
UQ Bachelor of Engineering student David Sea

UQ people

Meet David from Cambodia, studying Engineering in Australia

3 minute read

3 minute read

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Studios

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Working with Indigenous People
  • Ecology, Culture, and Field Research
  • Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Politics & Policy

See all courses

Read program rules (PDF)

In Semester 2, 2021, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options for students who can't attend in person. Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

Keep up to date

Sign up to get information about applying and studying at UQ.