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This major offers incredible scope, with the opportunity to choose from courses that cover areas including climate change biology, insect science, physiology, fish and aquaculture, marine biology and mathematical modelling.

Zoology offers a large number of career options, ranging from field-based conservation work to biomedical research with medical laboratories and education institutions.

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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:

  • Senior ecology consultant
  • Conservation officer
  • Land management coordinator
  • Zookeeper

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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Meet the expert: Exploring environmental science with Associate Professor Ron Johnstone
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Meet the expert: Exploring environmental science with Associate Professor Ron Johnstone

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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
  • Laboratory work
  • Seminars

What you'll study

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

  • Animal Behaviour
  • Insect Identification and Taxonomy
  • Physiological and Integrative Zoology
  • Vertebrate Diversity and Evolution

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