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Build your knowledge of how agricultural practices and the environment can be managed to control the whole plant growth and crop production cycle.

You'll learn how science can enhance food production, create healthier food, investigate plants as a future source of energy and manage the environmental impacts of agriculture.

You'll combine the study of biology, chemistry, ecology and earth science, or genetics to examine variables such as crop rotation, irrigation and drainage, plant breeding, plant physiology, soil classification and fertility and the control of weeds, insects and other pests.

Highlights

1 in Australia for agriculture and forestry

QS World University Rankings 2021

26 in the world for agriculture and forestry

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:

  • Agronomist
  • Research manager
  • Trials specialist
  • Development officer
  • Crop scientist

Graduate salary

Agriculture & environmental studies (undergraduate)

$54K–$62K

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How you'll learn

In 2022, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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

  • Agricultural Biochemistry
  • Agricultural Microbiology and Gene Technology
  • Analysis of Scientific Data
  • Natural Resource Management

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