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All students must have a university entrance qualification; see Massey University undergraduate entry requirements. It is strongly recommended (but not compulsory) that students beginning their study of environmental science should have a sound background in at least one of biology, chemistry, physics or mathematics at NCEA Level 3 (or equivalent).
If you have not done NCEA Level 3 biology or physics, you can take 162.103 Introductory Biology or 124.100 Introductory Physics before beginning your programme. Similarly, if you have some chemistry background, but not to NCEA Level 3 (or equivalent), we recommend that you take 123.103 Introductory Chemistry. This course will introduce you to basic chemical vocabulary and provides training in the important chemical principles. Before enrolling in these courses you will need a university entrance qualification or, if you enrol over the summer, you must achieve the university entrance requirements before the beginning of Semester One.
For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.
In addition to these five courses, choose three elective courses. It is easy to select additional 100-level (first year) courses that will allow you to add another major or minor to your degree or pursue an alternative major in your second year. Check that any additional majors and minors that you would like to add are available at your campus or can be completed with distance study.
With this selection of courses, you will have also met the first year requirements for the Earth Science major.
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