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Specialisation

Plant Science

Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours)

Help to solve 2 of the biggest problems facing humans today: food security and our dependency on fossil fuels.

In this specialisation, you’ll learn and apply the science behind breeding high-yielding, pest-resistant crops to help farmers increase their productivity.

You'll study ecology, plant pathology, plant physiology and plant biotechnology, and apply your knowledge to use plant-based sources to develop biofuels, medicines or healthier food products.

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.

Specialising in plant science can lead to rewarding career opportunities as a researcher, consultant or teacher with multinational companies, universities or government departments.

With a qualification in advanced science you’ll be well equipped to progress into a higher degree by research, such as a PhD.

Highlights

50 in the world for biological sciences

QS World University Rankings 2021

17 in the world for environmental sciences

QS World University Rankings 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:

  • Environmental scientist
  • Agronomist
  • Environmental adviser

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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Graduate salary

Agriculture & environmental studies (undergraduate)

$54K–$62K

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What you'll study

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

  • Advanced Plant Biology
  • Advanced Ecology
  • Advanced Topics in Plant Science
  • Biodiscovery from Plants

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