Faculty of Science
Environmental Science
Offered As: Major Minor
URL: https://webapp.science.hku.hk/sr4/servlet/enquiry?Type=Major&Code=MajorInEnvironmentalScience&AdmissionYear=2023 https://webapp.science.hku.hk/sr4/servlet/enquiry?Type=Minor&Code=MinorInEnvironmentalScience&AdmissionYear=2023
*Open to students of other Faculties:
Credits: 96 42
What is it about? The Major in Environmental Science aims to provide students with a strong scientific and technological background for understanding and addressing the environmental issues faced by humankind. This includes a flexible teaching and learning programme so that students can explore environmental issues from a range of aspects. Throughout the curriculum, students are encouraged to undertake their own independent study from primary and secondary sources to incorporate critical thinking, field and laboratory work, documentary and archive scholarship, as integrated elements of relevant courses.

The Minor in Environmental Science aims to provide students with an introduction to some complex environmental issues. Students will gain ecological and physical knowledge of the environment, become literate in issues related to environmental sustainability, monitoring and management, and be able to explore interdisciplinary solutions to these problems. This training will help student understand certain aspects of the environment and possible ways to solving environmental problems which will be useful to students to enhance their career prospects.
Offering Faculty/ Department/ School/Institute Department of Earth Sciences

Pre-requisite requirements and/or other conditions for declaring the major/minor Major/ Minor:
Please refer to the course prerequisites of the required courses.

For details, please check with the Department of Earth Sciences.
Career opportunities By completing the curriculum, students are expected to have enhanced their knowledge in environmental science and have improved their problem-solving ability, communication and social skills. Students will be prepared to work in industries and government agencies, where they will help manage wisely the resources for which they are responsible. For details, please check with Faculty or CEDARS (Careers & Placement).
Further information Major:

Contact E: earthsci@hku.hk
T: 2859 1084
* Note: Students pursuing curricula with major / minor programme(s) must complete at least one major programme from their home Faculties upon graduation. Disclaimer: The information mainly applies to students admitted in 2023-24 and thereafter. For students from different cohorts, the information is only for reference. Please check with Faculty/offering department for details. The pre-requisite requirements / conditions are subject to changes by Faculties from time to time, and students are advised to check with their Faculty Office in case of doubt.