Our undergraduate programs provide you with the knowledge, skills and field experience required to understand how life forms work from the molecular level to their ecology.

This training will enable you to solve problems in areas as broad as medicine and agriculture or to help ensure the protection and sustainable use of the world's marine and terrestrial resources and environments.

Our programs

You can take biological science courses, majors and study streams on the following undergraduate degree programs:

Blending classroom and laboratory learning with practical and field experiences, our programs offer you a huge diversity of courses, including the popular options to study Australia's marine and terrestrial environments. You can design a flexible program that brings together your passions and talents to suit your goals.

Field experiences

Our field trips run for a day, weekend or intensive week and allow you to observe a range of environments and ecosystems.

You'll explore some of the world's most unique and pristine habitats, including coral reefs, subtropical rainforests and outback waterholes, and spend time at UQ's world-class marine research stations on North Stradbroke Island in Moreton Bay and Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef.

Study Abroad and exchanges

Studying in another country can boost your career prospects and broaden your outlook. 

See the range of study abroad and exchange opportunities for current UQ and overseas-based students.

Research projects

If you're interested in research, we encourage you to take part in a Summer or Winter Research Project Scheme or enrol in honours.