Course Description

In this course you will learn about the sustainability issues affecting us all, including climate change, scarce resources and the challenge of balancing economic growth with protecting the environment. You'll develop analytic and communication skills and gain practical experience with industry professionals as part of your studies.
You can take advantage of career opportunities in a rapidly expanding field, especially if you combine your Sustainable Development major with another discipline. Recommended double majors include Community Development, Tourism and Events or International Aid and Development.
When you graduate, you could pursue a career as an urban planner, promoting the best use of a community's land and resources for residential, commercial, institutional, and recreational purposes. You could work as an environment ecologist, examining the relationships between organisms and their environments in relation to population size, pollutants, rainfall, temperature and altitude. Or you could work as a forester, balancing the need to conserve forested ecosystems for future generations with the need to use forest resources for recreational or economic purposes.
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

Murdoch Admission Information - Arts
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Graduate Rating

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences undergraduate courses at Murdoch University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 79.7% (national average 75.7%)
Improved skills: 87.5% (national average 83.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 89.5% (national average 85.4%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Murdoch University. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences undergraduate courses at Murdoch University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 62.5% (national average 61.3%)
Studying full time: 20.7% (national average 32.0%)
Median full time salary: $65,100 (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.