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Ecology and Conservation Biology

Bachelor of Science

Broaden your understanding of how organisms interact with each other and their environments, and be part of the solution for protecting our natural world.

Ecology and conservation biology are vital for solving the environmental challenges our society is facing today.

You’ll be taught by internationally renowned conservation experts, and can choose to specialise in conservation biology, marine ecology or evolutionary ecology.

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

You’ll be equipped to tackle global issues such as biodiversity loss, climate change, diminishing natural resources and the environmental impacts of human activity.

Employment demand has risen strongly over the past 5 years, with roles available in government departments and agencies, private industry and 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
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Seminars

What you'll study

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

  • Global Challenges in Biology
  • Ecology
  • Ecology Field Studies
  • Conservation
  • Marine Ecology and Conservation
  • Analysis and Communication of Biological Data
  • Climate Change Biology

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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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