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Geographical Science

Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours)

Explore the study of spatial patterns of physical and human phenomena at local, national and global scales.

Blending theory with real-world experience, you’ll learn to apply geographical information science (GIS) software and remote-sensing technologies for data analysis, data modelling and developing map visualisations.

We broaden your critical thinking and teach you how to apply GIS to solve key environmental, societal or planning issues facing today’s modern world.

You’ll be equipped to pursue a broad range of career opportunities, including roles in natural resource management, national parks and wildlife conservation.


3 in Australia for geography

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022

25 in the world for geography

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022

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:

  • Biodiversity project officer
  • Environmental management team lead
  • Wildlife management officer
  • Park ranger
  • Geospatial officer
  • Geoscientist
  • Geophysicist

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)


How you'll learn

In 2023, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Online study
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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

  • Advanced Earth Observation Sciences
  • Advanced Geographical Information Systems
  • Coastal Processes & Management
  • Applied Demography
  • Geospatial Processing & Web Mapping
  • Global Change: Problems & Prospects
  • Climatology and Hydrology

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