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The BSc Environmental Science degree was first offered to students in the CK404 Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences stream (or its predecessor) in 2001 and currently has a maximum intake of 25 students each year. Students enter the programme in their second year at UCC.
The programme aims to provide graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to work in a range of environmental areas or disciplines by enabling students to:
- Understand the physical, chemical and biological processes occurring on the earth, in the atmosphere, in the oceans and in freshwaters.
- Understand the human influences on these physical, chemical and biological processes.
The Environmental Science degree assists students to obtain:
- Relevant technical, theoretical and practical knowledge in the fundamental environmental science disciplines.
- Training in environmental data acquisition, analysis and reportingand it encourages:
- Critical evaluation of information and hypotheses.
- Problem solving using a range of disciplines and perspectives.
What our graduates are doing now:
- Environmental consultancy companies – broad range of environmental assessment, remediation and reclamation projects.
- Geotechnical consultancy companies.
- Environmental Protection Agency.
- Local authorities.
- Environmental research.
- Industrial monitoring and environmental compliance.
- Agricultural and environmental advisors