Commencing semesters, 2019

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level


Program code



Humanities and Social Sciences
Science Faculty


School of Biological Sciences


St Lucia

Delivery mode


Course List

View the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Ecology single major.


Australian/domestic students

Faculty of Science


Phone: 07 3365 1888

International students

International Student Advisor


Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

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Why study Ecology?

Ecology is the scientific study of how organisms interact with each other and their environments. Ecological knowledge underpins our capacity to use Australia's natural wealth sustainably and is essential for solving the environmental problems that face us in a new millennium.

Studies include: behavioural ecology, physiological ecology, population and community ecology, conservation ecology, landscape ecology, evolutionary ecology and mathematics.

Field courses are a key feature of the study of ecology at UQ. Students gain first-hand practical experience in solving ecological problems in the rainforest at Lamington National Park, Queensland outback, on the Great Barrier Reef at Heron Island, and on Stradbroke Island in Moreton Bay.

More information about what can be studied in the Ecology Major.


View the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Ecology single major.

Employment opportunities

Graduates specialising in ecology are employed by a wide variety of state and federal departments and agencies, including the Australian Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), in private industry as environmental officers, or in the expanding area of environmental impact assessment. Some graduates are self-employed as consultants.

As we become increasingly aware of the value of ecological goods and services to humanity (estimated at $30 trillion annually), there is increasing demand for graduates with an understanding of the ecological principles of natural-resource management.

What it costs

Please view the Bachelors of Science/Journalism for indicative fees.

How to apply

Please view the Bachelors of Science/Journalism for information on key dates and how to apply.