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Field of Study

Genetics

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Increasingly, doctors and scientists use genetic information to diagnose, treat, prevent and cure illnesses.

You'll learn how genetic information can contribute to understanding disease and lead to the development of personalised medicine

When you undertake honours, you'll be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-autonomous manner. You'll learn to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret the results.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for biological sciences

QS World University Rankings 2020

44 in the world for biological 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:

  • Geneticist
  • Gene technologies scientist
  • Clinical genetics scientist
  • Cancer researcher
  • Biomedical scientist
  • Biomedical researcher

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.

  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Seminars

What you'll study

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

  • BSc(Hons) Research in Biological Sciences
  • Critical Thinking and Communication in 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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