Bachelor of
This major is no longer offered from semester 1, 2017.

Study Planner Information

What will I study?

Through the study of foundation sciences in biology, chemistry and landscape process, you will gain extensive knowledge of the interrelatedness of biophysical processes within Australian climate, water and landscape systems, soil formation, the physical, chemical and biological properties of soils and how these affect the availability of nutrients, toxins and plant growth.

You will examine physiological processes, using a whole plant approach, and their response to environmental variables and their dynamics in relation to canopies and root profiles. Using the interrelationships of plant genetics and environment, you will explore the role of plant breeding in sustainable cropping systems and devise integrated strategies for managing factors influencing plant and environmental health.

Soil and Plant Bioscience is available as a single or extended major.

1st Year Study Planner

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory for program – all BSc students must complete this course
  • Prerequisite for major – course required for this major
  • Recommended – other science course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective
  • Elective - choose a Level 1 course that interests you
Year 1-Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
CHEM1100 Chemistry 11 Prerequisite for major
AGRC1021 Applied Plant Biology Prerequisite for major
AGRC1020 Applied Animal Biology Recommended
AGRC1040 Food For a Healthy Planet Recommended
Year 1- Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data Compulsory for program
AGRC1031 Australia's Bio-Physical Environment Prerequisite for major
VETS1030 One Health: Animals, the Environment and Human Disease Recommended
Elective Elective

1. Students without Queensland Senior Chemistry should complete CHEM1004 (Semester 2 Gatton) or CHEM1090 (Semester 1 St Lucia) before taking CHEM1100.

Year 2 to 3 Study Planner

Please refer to the course list to ensure you complete the major requirements.

What do the different columns mean?

  • Sem - Semester
  • Compulsory courses – compulsory for the major.
  • Key courses – electives from the major's course list.
  • Recommended courses – complements the major.
Year 2
Sem Compulsory Courses
Complete all courses
Key Courses Recommended Courses
1 LAND2003 The Soil Environment

AGRC2001 Agricultural Biochemistry
- Choose courses from the BSc course list
2 AGRC2042 Biology and Ecology of Plant Pests

PLNT2002 Plant Physiology

AGRC2013 Agricultural Microbiology & Gene Technology
- Choose courses from the BSc course list


Year 3
Sem Compulsory Courses
Complete all courses
Key Courses
Choose at least #10 from:
Recommended Courses
1 LAND3005 Soil Plant Relationships AGRC3042 Animal and Plant Biosecurity

LAND3007 Land Use & Management

PLNT3012 Weed Science
Choose courses from the BSc course list
2   AGRC3040 Crop Physiology

AGRC3041 Plant Breeding

PLNT3009 Plant Protection
Choose courses from the BSc course list