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Field of Study

Ecology and Conservation

Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours)

Develop your multidisciplinary skills in environmental management, decision-making and problem-solving to minimise conflict between growth, development and the environment by focussing on the relationships between plant and animal species in their natural environments.

There are a variety of fields open to graduates, including work with government and business organisations undertaking environmental monitoring, impact assessment and management.

Highlights

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:

  • Aviation and wildlife consultant
  • Land management officer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Field technician
  • Environmental systems specialist
  • Park ranger
  • Development officer

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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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
  • Overseas study
  • 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:

  • Genes, Cells and Evolution
  • Global Challenges in Biology
  • Environment & Society
  • Analysis of Scientific Data