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Learn how animals relate and interact with their physical and biological environments.

You’ll investigate animal morphology, development and genetics, behaviour, ecology, physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology.Expand your knowledge of climate change biology, wildlife and conservation biology, entomology, environmental physiology, marine biology, fisheries biology and aquaculture, terrestrial ecology, molecular ecology and mathematical applications in biology.

Combine your study of animals with biostatistics, ecology, evolution, genetics and insect science and gain practical experience through field courses offered in the Australian outback, rainforests, Stradbroke Island and the Great Barrier Reef.

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

Alternatively, kick-start your career in research by progressing into a higher-research degree.

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:

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

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
  • 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
  • Marine Invertebrates
  • Physiological and Integrative Zoology

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