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Field of Study

Ecology and Conservation Biology

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Ecology and conservation biology are vital for solving the environmental challenges our society is facing today.

Demonstrate your understanding of how organisms interact with each other and their environments by undertaking your own research project under the guidance of an academic supervisor. 

Apply your expertise to tackle global issues such as biodiversity loss, climate change, diminishing natural resources and the environmental impacts of human activity.

You will design, implement and present your research project, with emphasis on defining the research issue, establishing methodology, undertaking appropriate collection and analysis of data, and drawing defensible conclusions.

Supporting workshops and courses will further add to your research training.

Depending on the nature of your research project, you may also conduct fieldwork in a range of rainforest, outback or marine environments.


1 in Australia for environmental sciences

QS World University Rankings 2022

19 in the world for environmental sciences

QS World University Rankings 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:

  • Ecologist
  • Endangered species ecologist
  • Wildlife ecologist
  • Ecological assessment officer
  • Ecology consultant
  • Environment adviser
  • Environment and planning adviser
  • Environment and sustainability consultant
  • Sustainability adviser

Graduate salary

Agriculture & environmental studies (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.

  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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