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Major

Plant Science

Bachelors of Science/Arts

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.

Highlights

1 in Australia for environmental sciences

QS World University Rankings 2020

14 in the world for environmental 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 scientist
  • Agronomist
  • Plant metallurgist
  • Environmental adviser

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
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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

  • Plants for Human Health
  • Cells to Organisms
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Microbe and Insect Interactions

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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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