Bachelor of Environment and Society

  • Upcoming start dates

    Semester 2 - 19 Jul 2021

    November Summer School - 15 Nov 2021

    Semester 1 - 21 Feb 2022

    Semester 2 - 18 Jul 2022

  • Qualification


  • Duration

    3 years full-time

  • Credits


  • Location

    Lincoln University Campus

Is there a more pressing question today than how we can live more collaboratively and restoratively with our planet? If you’re looking for a degree to prepare you to make a positive difference and help to address global social, environmental and indigenous issues, this is it.

Our world faces many challenges. To analyse and design solutions for them requires skilled critical thinkers with the appropriate knowledge, alongside multi-disciplinary expertise and determination.

This degree focuses on the global issues that really matter. Flexibility is built into the programme, with the option to include an additional major in areas like water management, parks, outdoor recreation, Māori studies, commerce, tourism, marketing or even wine.

How you’ll grow

  • Gain the critical skills and analytical abilities to understand and confront environmental issues. 
  • Expand your appreciation of diverse historical, sociological, geographical, philosophical and psychological perspectives. 
  • Cultivate the wide-ranging critical thinking skills that are in high demand with employers everywhere. 
  • Nurture your abilities to create, promote and extend positive societal change.

Career opportunities

Your expertise will be highly sought-after in social and environmental planning, policy development and analysis, water management, land-use and resource planning, indigenous engagement and more.

Lincoln’s Bachelor of Environment and Society helped me develop my interests in ecology and psychology into something I can put to use to making a practical difference. This degree is ideal for anyone with multiple interests and a passion for making the world a better place.


Zoe Hammond-Walker

Bachelor of Environment and Society

Programme information

Programme Structure

Year 2

First semester courses

Second semester courses

Year 3

First semester courses

  • Elective

  • Elective

  • Elective

  • Elective

Second semester courses

  • Elective

  • Elective

  • Elective

  • Elective

  • Compulsory courses
  • Elective courses

This degree structure is indicative only.  A course advisor will help you to select your electives and plan your degree. You can check out our courses to see what electives might interest you.


Here are your next steps

Programme contacts

Lloyd Carpenter

Dr Lloyd Carpenter

Senior Lecturer

[email protected]

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