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In this major you'll study areas as diverse as the intensive production of fruit, vegetable, nursery and floricultural crops and turf, and the use of plants for recreational and therapeutic benefit or to enhance the urban landscape.

You'll learn to improve plant yield, quality, nutritional value and resistance to insects, diseases and environmental stresses through the use of scientific techniques in plant breeding, biochemistry, physiology and propagation.

Highlights

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:

  • Horticulturalist
  • Propagator
  • Arborist
  • Plant scientist
  • Crop scientist

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.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • 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:

  • Food for a Healthy Planet
  • Land Use and Management
  • Natural Resource Management
  • The Soil Environment