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Single Major

Ecology

Bachelor of Science

Broaden your understanding of how organisms interact with each other and their environments.

Study behavioural and physiological ecology, conservation, landscape and evolutionary ecology.

You’ll gain real-world experience in solving ecological problems by conducting fieldwork in a range of rainforest, outback and marine environments.

Ecological knowledge is vital for solving the environmental challenges our society is facing today. Employment demand has risen strongly over the past five years with roles available in government departments and agencies, private industry or environmental organisations.

Highlights

1 in Australia for environmental sciences

QS World University Rankings 2020

14 in the world for environmental sciences

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:

  • Ecologist
  • Wildlife ecologist
  • Ecological assessment officer
  • Ecology consultant
  • Environment adviser
  • Environment and planning adviser
  • Environment and sustainability consultant
  • Sustainability adviser

Graduate salary

Agriculture & environmental studies (undergraduate)

$53K–$57K

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Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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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