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Field of Study

Plant Science

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Plant sciences are among the most relevant scientific disciplines today.

Using a variety of approaches, plant scientists address two of the most important problems facing humankind, global warming and dependency on fossil fuels, by applying the production of biofuels from plant origin to the use of plants in carbon sequestration.

Plant scientists need to understand how plants work from molecules to ecosystems to improve the production of food, pharmaceuticals and timber, control diseases, pests and noxious weeds, allow plants to cope with drought, salinity and pollutants, and design new plants for innovative purposes such as biofactories.

An honours year in plant science will allow you to further develop your research skills under the guidance of leading teachers and academics at UQ Gatton's specialist facilities.

Highlights

1 in Australia for agriculture and forestry

QS World University Rankings 2020

25 in the world for agriculture and forestry

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:

  • Plant scientist
  • Agronomist
  • Plant metallurgist
  • Environmental adviser
  • Plant breeding, engineering, cropping or horticulture specialist
  • Horticulturalist

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.

  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork

What you'll study

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