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Extended Major

Marine Biology

Bachelors of Computer Science/Science

Field activity and study combine to make this an exciting major.

You'll use ecology, zoology, botany and genetics to examine aquatic life from the ocean to wetlands, and learn about ecological and environmental protection strategies.

A Marine Biology major can lead to work in research and education, aquaculture industries, wildlife conservation and ecotourism.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for earth and marine sciences

QS World University Rankings 2020

44 in the world for earth and marine 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:

  • Marine biologist
  • Marine environmental consultant
  • Fisheries research scientist
  • Marine research officer

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
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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

  • Tropical Marine Ecosystems
  • Fish, Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Marine Ecology and Conservation
  • Global Challenges in Biology

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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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