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Help solve two of the biggest problems facing humans today: global warming and our dependency on fossil fuels.

You could provide solutions through the study of ecology, evolution and conservation, plant pathology, plant physiology and plant biotechnology.

Use your knowledge to become a researcher, consultant or teacher with multinational companies, universities or government departments.

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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:

  • Environmental scientist
  • Agronomist
  • Plant metallurgist
  • Environmental adviser

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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Meet the expert: Exploring engineering and computing with Dr Jiwon Kim
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What you'll study

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

  • Cells to Organisms
  • Ecology Field Studies
  • Fungi and Plant Diseases
  • Global Challenges in Biology

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