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Discover how organisms interact with each other and their environments.

Study areas include behavioural and physiological ecology, conservation, landscape and evolutionary ecology. Field trips are an important part of this major. 

Graduates typically work for government departments and agencies, private industry,  community and non-government organisations.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for biological sciences

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Australia 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:

  • Ecological assessment officer
  • Environmental planner
  • Sustainability adviser
  • Ecology consultant

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Seminars

What you'll study

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

  • Ecology and Evolution of Animal-Plant Interactions
  • Ecology Field Studies
  • Macroecology and Biogeography
  • Vertebrate Diversity and Evolution

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