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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 also 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

44 in the world for biological 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 adviser
  • Ecological assessment officer
  • Environmental planner
  • Sustainability adviser

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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