Undergraduate study

The School of Geography, Environment and Earth Science offers a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts at undergraduate level.

Bachelor of Science

Students in the School can complete a Bachelor of Science (BSc) with the following majors:

Bachelor of Arts

Students can also complete a Bachelor of Arts (BA) with majors in:

Summer courses

GEOG 313 - Geographies of New Zealand

This course explores the human geographies of Aotearoa, New Zealand in historical and contemporary settings. GEOG 313 is taught as two modules in late January and February and internally assessed.

  • Module 1: Lectures and tutorials (9-12 for two weeks) covering demography, historical, social and urban geographies and political economies.
  • Module 2: Field Trip (five days) to the Taranaki and Tongariro regions to study sustainable agriculture and tourism.

ESCI 201 - Climate Change and New Zealand's Future

This course provides a summary of current knowledge on climate change and climate prediction for the next 50 to 500 years. ESCI 201 discusses the influence of climate change on New Zealand and includes a marae forum where issues are discussed from traditional and modern-day Māori perspectives. The course runs in January and can be taken in parallel with GEOG 313, but please contact us for more information.

SCIE 401 - Special Topic: Climate Science and Decision Making

What are we doing about climate-change? This intense summer course explores climate science, economic responses and international policy negotiations that are now occurring. Suitable for graduates and/or policy analysts, CRI, city, regional council and private sector staff working on environmental issues. SCIE 401 is taught over January and February.

See the Science Faculty for more information or to see a full list of Science summer courses.