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Geographical Science

Bachelors of Mathematics / Science

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.


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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

This Major is available as:

  • Major
  • Extended Major

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
  • Fieldwork
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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

  • Fundamentals of Geographic Information & Technologies
  • Environment and Society
  • Introduction to Earth Observation Sciences
  • Catchment Processes and Management
  • Climatology and Hydrology
  • Environmental Systems
  • Physical-Biological Oceanography

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