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In this major you'll study areas as diverse as the intensive production of fruit, vegetable, nursery and floricultural crops and turf.

You'll also learn about the use of plants for recreational and therapeutic benefit or to enhance the urban landscape.

You'll learn how to use scientific techniques in plant breeding, biochemistry, physiology and propagation to improve plant yield, quality, nutritional value and resistance to insects, diseases and environmental stresses. 

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:

  • Horticulturalist
  • Propagator
  • Arborist
  • Plant scientist
  • Crop scientist
  • Horticultural nursery assistant

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:

  • Food for a Healthy Planet
  • Land Use and Management
  • Natural Resource Management
  • The Soil Environment