Commencing semesters, 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Program code

2341

Faculty

Science

School

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course List

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

Enquiries

Australian/domestic students

Faculty of Science

Email: enquire@science.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 1888

International students

International Student Advisor

Email: study@uq.edu.au

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

Enquire online

http://www.science.uq.edu.au/

Why study Geographical Sciences?

Geographical Science investigates the spatial patterns of physical and human phenomena on local, regional and global scales. It examines the patterns and processes of natural and built environments and human activity, how they change over time and how they interact. In the geographical sciences major, students are able to study courses in environmental systems and Earth system science (physical geography), human geography and spatial information science. The major will provide students with the opportunity to gain understanding of the big issues such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, scarcity of freshwater and population growth.

More information about the Geographical Sciences Field of Study.

Courses

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

Employment opportunities

A diverse range of employment opportunities are available:

  • Climate change assessment and planning
  • Climatology and meteorology
  • Coastal marine and hydrographic analysis
  • Community development
  • Conservation, heritage and land management
  • Consulting and project management
  • Education
  • Environmental and social impact assessment
  • Environmental monitoring and management
  • Environmental science
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Geomorphology
  • Hazard assessment, mitigation and disaster management
  • International development and aid
  • Local and regional development
  • Natural resource management and agriculture
  • Planning (including urban, regional, environmental, social and transport planning)
  • Population analysis
  • Public policy
  • Public safety, defence and national security
  • Remote sensing
  • Research
  • Surveying and geomatics
  • Sustainability

What it costs

Please view the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) for indicative fees.

How to apply

Please view the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) for information on key dates and how to apply.