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Field of Study

Plant Science

Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Gatton

Help solve two of the biggest problems facing humans today: food security and our dependency on fossil fuels.

You’ll learn the science behind breeding high-yielding, pest-resistant crops to help farmers increase their productivity.

Study courses such as ecology, plant pathology, plant physiology and plant biotechnology. Apply your scientific knowledge to use plant-based sources to develop biofuels, medicines or healthier food products.

Studying plant science can lead to rewarding career opportunities as a researcher, consultant or teacher with multinational companies, universities or government departments.

Highlights

1 in Australia for agriculture and forestry

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:

  • Environmental scientist
  • Agronomist
  • Plant metallurgist
  • Environmental adviser
  • Research scientist

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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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.

  • 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:

  • Theory & Practice in Science
  • Genes, Cells and Evolution
  • Global Challenges in Biology
  • Cells to Organisms

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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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