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This major focuses on the science and management of production animals, including beef and dairy cattle, poultry, sheep, goats and pigs.

You'll study nutrition and reproduction of both grazing animals and intensively housed animals, animal health and genetics, animal behaviour, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, and biochemistry and pasture science.

Your practical classes will be conducted in some of the best animal teaching and research facilities in the Southern Hemisphere.

Highlights

1 in Australia for agriculture and forestry

QS World University Rankings 2020

25 in the world for agriculture and forestry

QS World University Rankings 2020

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:

  • Animal technician
  • Animal management officer
  • Biosecurity officer
  • Animal health officer

Graduate salary

Agriculture & environmental studies (undergraduate)

$53K–$57K

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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
  • 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:

  • Analysis of Scientific Data
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Australia’s Bio-Physical Environment
  • Design and Analysis of Experiments

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Read program rules (PDF)

In Semester 1, 2021, we'll be teaching courses on campus and online. Delivery modes vary for each course and may change in future semesters.

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