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Field of Study

Animal and Veterinary Bioscience

Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Gatton

In this major you'll learn how animals function, behave and reproduce, and how to improve their health, welfare and interaction with humans.

It combines training in fundamental biological disciplines such as chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology with courses that examine animals specifically, from the molecular to whole animal and animal population levels.

You'll find employment as an animal production, health and wellbeing consultant, biosecurity officer, conservationist, industry regulator in government agencies or research scientist.


26 in the world for veterinary science

QS World University Rankings 2021

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:

  • Animal nutritionist
  • Animal management officer
  • Biosecurity officer
  • Animal health officer
  • Veterinary nurse

Graduate salary

Veterinary science (undergraduate)


Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)


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
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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

  • Animal and Veterinary Biology
  • Chemistry 1
  • Analysis of Scientific Data
  • Cell and Tissue Biology for Agriculture and Veterinary Science

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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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