Breadth Requirements for the Bachelor of Environments

  1. Bachelor of Environments students complete a breadth component of 50 points (four subjects), with another 25 points (two subjects) of free (that is, breadth or core) subjects.
  2. At least 12.5 points of breadth must be taken at Level 2 or 3 (and no more than 37.5 points at Level 1).
  3. You are encouraged to take at least one 37.5 point (three subject) breadth track. (Learn more about Breadth Tracks)


Breadth Subjects Available for Bachelor of Environments Students

  • University Breadth Subjects.
  • Non Core subjects available as breadth study (such as undergraduate subjects in Law or Education).
  • English as a Second Language subjects.
  • Subjects offered in the Bachelor of Environments, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Science that are available as breadth and that contrast with your major (or intended major). Advice on which subjects contrast with particular majors is available from the Environments Student Centre. For example, the following combinations are not normally permitted:
    1. Majoring in Civil Systems, Physical Systems or Environmental Science and taking maths, science, technology or engineering subjects as breadth.
    2. Majoring in Landscape Management and taking horticulture, ecology, biology, earth sciences, physical geography, geology, environmental science or plant science subjects as breadth.
    3. Majoring in Landscape Architecture and taking horticulture, ecology, plant science or design subjects as breadth.
    4. Majoring in Environmental Geographies, Politics and Cultures and taking social science subjects (including anthropology and social theory, development studies, psychology, international studies, Asian studies, Australian indigenous studies, Australian studies, linguistics, cultural studies, criminology, economics, sociology and political science) as breadth.

You are encouraged to take at least one of the three-subject breadth tracks available to Bachelor of Environments students. (Learn more about Breadth Tracks)

Students intending a major in Architecture are discouraged from taking art history subjects as breadth.

Subjects in the following areas cannot contribute to the breadth component of the Bachelor of Environments:

  • Subjects in areas that contribute to the core of the Bachelor of Environments, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Science and do not contrast with the student's major or intended major.