La Trobe is a regional university in the state of Victoria, and is located in a suburb of Melbourne. The University has six campus and 33,000 students, with the largest at Melbourne with 22,000 students. The Melbourne campus is very ethnically diverse, with a high concentration of ethic Asian students. Although the campus is located in a suburb of Melbourne, it has spacious and attractive grounds, and does not have a large city or campus feel. For students who desire a multicultural learning environment in a large city, La Trobe is a good match. Both La Trobe and UTK are part of ISEP, which opens the possibility for exchange programs as well as direct enroll.

Housing and other services:

Study abroad students are guaranteed on campus housing, in one of the residential “colleges” (dorms). The study abroad office offers the usual set of services for study abroad students, with information on housing and other issues of interest.



The School of Life Sciences includes the following the following two departments that have offering of possible interest to Herbert students: The Department of Agricultural Sciences and the Department of Environmental Management and Ecology. Most courses at La Trobe are 15 credits and would transfer as 3 UTK credits.


A-Department of Agricultural Sciences. This is a relatively small agricultural program with about 150 students in all and includes program options in (1) Agricultural sciences, (2) Animal & veterinary Biosciences, and (3) Environmental Science.

  1. Agricultural sciences, offers a broad, field-oriented degree program in agriculture, and would be of interest to Herbert students who want this kind of breadth, probably somewhat early in their academic career. Full program details with links to courses can be found at the following link:

  2. Animal & Veterinary Biosciences may be of interest to Herbert students in animal science or on a pre-veterinary tract, and full program details with links to courses can be found at the following link:

  3. Environmental Science may be of interest to Herbert students in BESS (especially Environmental & Soil Sciences Options) or others interested in environmental problems related to water pollution, climate change, and other such issues. Program details with links to courses can be found at the following link:
B-Department of Environmental Management and Ecology offers a Bachelor of Science with a major in Wildlife and Conservation Biology.
This is a multidisciplinary program and students have access to the 30 hectare Wildlife Sanctuary adjacent to the Melbourne campus, as well as to field-oriented courses to other locations.  Full course details for this degree can be found at the following web site:
La Trobe Bendigo is La Trobe’s second largest campus located about 2 hours from Melbourne in the city of Bendigo that offers unique programs in outdoor education that should be of interest to students in the wildland recreation concentration in the Herbert’s Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries department.  Two of these should be of special interest:
  1. Bachelor of Outdoor Education
  2. Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation Education