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Field of Study

Marine Biology

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Field activity and study combine to make this an exciting major.

You'll use ecology, zoology, botany and genetics to examine aquatic life in ecosystems from the ocean to wetlands, and learn about ecological and environmental protection strategies.

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

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:

  • Marine biologist
  • Marine ecosystems researcher
  • Marine research officer
  • Marine environmental consultant
  • Conservation researcher
  • Conservation manager
  • Environment officer
  • Environmental policy director
  • Fisheries research scientist

Graduate salary

Agriculture & environmental studies (undergraduate)

$54K–$62K

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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.

  • 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:

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

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Read program rules (PDF)

In Semester 2, 2021, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options for students who can't attend in person. Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

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