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Genetics

Bachelors of Science/Journalism

Increasingly, doctors and scientists are using genetic information to diagnose, treat, prevent and cure illnesses.

You'll learn how genetic information can contribute to understanding disease and lead to the development of personalised medicine.

Career paths for geneticists are some of the broadest available, ranging from ecology to research, medicine and agriculture.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2020

37 in the world for life sciences and medicine

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:

  • Gene technologies scientist
  • Clinical scientist
  • Bioinformatician
  • Microscopy facility manager

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
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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

  • Genes, Cells and Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Genetics and Evolution of Complex Traits
  • Human Molecular Genetics and Disease