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Dual Major

Computational Science and Plant Science

Bachelors of Science/Journalism

The study of plant science contributes to areas of major importance, including sustainable food, global warming and alternative fuels.

With this dual major, the natural world meets computer power to unearth new scientific solutions.

You will be in demand by employers such as universities, government departments, research institutes, laboratories, seed companies, mining companies, nurseries, landscape designers and environmental consultants.

Highlights

1 in Australia for food science and technology

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020

1 in Australia 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
  • Fieldwork
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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

  • Numerical Methods in Computational Science
  • Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology