Geochemistry is the study of the chemical composition of the earth and its rocks and minerals.

If you have an interest in earth systems science, you can learn about geochemistry along with other areas of geology within selected courses on our Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Science degree programs.Specialist geochemistry streams feature in both our Exploration Geology and Exploration Geophysics elements of our postgraduate coursework programs in Mineral Resources. Your investigations will focus on geology, with an overlay of how anthropogenic activities interact with the surficial environment. Practical work includes exercises with stream and soil sample data sets, stream sediment and soil sample collection, a site visit to a commercial laboratory and the evaluation of the analytical results obtained from these samples.