Faculty of Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - B.Sc. in Earth and Environmental Sciences

B.Sc. in Earth and Environmental Sciences


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Admission  SCIENCE (JS4601)  OR 
Earth and Environmental Sciences (JS4648)


Global climate change, environmental pollution, natural hazards, biodiversity loss, and the current energy and food crisis are all critical issues of public concern. Earth and Environmental Sciences Programme (EESC), integrating Earth System Science (ESSC) and Environmental Science (ENSC), will equip students with the latest knowledge and technical skills to observe, understand, analyse, and model the systems and processes that drive natural and anthropogenic global environmental changes.


In this programme, particular emphasis is placed on multidisciplinary and combined theoretical observational approaches to understanding the problems stated above and formulating potential solutions. Students will acquire a strong comprehensive foundation in the dynamics of the Earth and its environment, with options to specialize in the following streams to suit their background, interests and career objectives such as Atmospheric Science, Geophysics, and Environmental Science and Technology. Students will be given opportunities to gain valuable quantitative and analytical skills, and build their capabilities via laboratory work, field studies, numerical modeling and programming experience, seminars, workshops and research projects. Further enhancing these are exchange opportunities at overseas universities as well as internships in the Hong Kong Observatory and other government agencies, geotechnical firms, and environmental organisations.

Career Prospects

Upon graduation, students are well prepared for jobs in the government, NGOs, and industries, including, but not limited to, geotechnical survey and engineering, meteorological and marine services, as well as climate, energy and environmental consulting. Students can also pursue further studies or embark on careers in the educational sector.