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Specialisation

Ecology and Conservation Biology

Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours)

Deepen your expertise of how organisms interact with each other and their environments, and be part of the solution for protecting our natural world.

Ecology and conservation biology are vital for solving the environmental challenges our society is facing today.

Led by internationally renowned conservation experts, gain real-world experience in solving ecological problems by conducting extensive fieldwork in a range of rainforest, outback, and marine environments.

In your final year, you’ll undertake your own independent research project under the guidance of an academic supervisor and present your findings to the scientific community.

Deepen your scientific expertise by combining your specialisation with a major or minors from a wide range of science disciplines. Or broaden your skill set even further by choosing from 46 minors in other study areas, including languages, communication, design and economics.

You’ll be well equipped to tackle global issues such as biodiversity loss, climate change, diminishing natural resources and the environmental impacts of human activity.

Employment demand has risen strongly over the past 5 years, with roles available in government departments and agencies, private industry and environmental organisations.

With a qualification in advanced science, you’ll be well placed to progress into a higher degree by research and kickstart a rewarding career in conservation research.

Highlights

2 in Australia for ecology

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021

15 in the world for ecology

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Ecologist
  • Wildlife ecologist
  • Ecological assessment officer
  • Ecology consultant
  • Environment adviser
  • Environment and planning adviser
  • Environment and sustainability consultant
  • Sustainability adviser

Graduate salary

Agriculture & environmental studies (undergraduate)

$54K–$62K

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Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Seminars

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Advanced Ecology
  • Outback Ecology Field Studies
  • Animal-Plant Interactions
  • Conservation

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