Program requirements

The program requirements (course list and program rules (PDF, 205KB)) set out the courses and rules you must follow to successfully complete this program.

You must also comply with UQ’s University Policies and Procedures.

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory - all students must complete this course
  • Prerequisite for major - a course required for this major
  • Required for Major - a course required for this major
  • Recommended - a course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective
  • Elective - an elective course from the course list, or as permitted by the program rules

Year 1 - Semester 1

Course Code & Title Requirements
BIOL1020 Genes, Cells & Evolution Compulsory
BIOL1030 Global Challenges in Biology Compulsory
CHEM1100 Chemistry 11 Compulsory
ERTH1000 Planet Earth: The Big Picture Compulsory

Year 1 - Semester 2

Course Code & Title Requirements
GEOS1100 Environment & Society Compulsory
STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data Compulsory
Choose 4 units from this major's electives list Elective

Year 2 - Semester 1

Course Code & Title Requirements
BIOL2006 Biostatistics Compulsory
BIOL2010 Ecology Compulsory
GEOM2000 Intro to Remote Sensing of Environment
OR
GEOM2001 Geographical Information Systems ]
Compulsory
LAND2003 The Soil Environment Compulsory

Year 2 - Semester 2

Course Code & Title Requirements
BIOL2203 Plant Biology Compulsory
BIOL2204 Zoology Compulsory
Choose 4 units from this major's electives list Elective

Year 3 - Semester 1

Course Code & Title Requirements
BIOL3016 Outback Ecology Field Studies3
OR
BIOL2015 Field Ecology3 ]
Compulsory
ENVM3103 Regulatory Frameworks for Environmental Management & Planning Compulsory
LAND3007 Land Use & Management Compulsory
Choose 2 units from this major's electives list. Elective

Year 3 - Semester 2

Course Code & Title Requirements
BIOL3000 Conservation Compulsory
ENVM2203Environmental Impact Assessment Compulsory
Choose 4 units from this major's electives list5 Elective

Year 4

Students must complete the course requirements for Years 1 to 3 (Part A and Part B of the BEnvSc(Hons) course list) before enrolling in fourth year courses (Part H of the BEnvSc(Hons) course list).

Year 4

Semester Course Code & Title Requirements
1 GEOS6001 Science & the Environment
ENVM4321ENVM4322ENVM4323 Environmental Science Project2
Compulsory
2 ENVM4321/ENVM4322/ENVM4323 Environmental Science Project2 Compulsory
  1. Students without Queensland Senior Chemistry should complete CHEM1090 before taking any other Chemistry course.
  2. Students are required to enrol in this course in both Semester 1 & 2 for completion. Students commencing in Semester 1 enrol in ENVM4321 for both semesters. Students commencing in Semester 2 enrol in ENVM4322 for both semesters.
  3. Students must complete at least one field-based course, selected from BIOL2015 and BIOL3016, to meet the requirements for the major.
  4. From Semester 2 2020, ENVM2203 replaces ENVM3203.
  5. To ensure major requirements are met, students who complete their field-based course:
    1. through BIOL2015, must enrol in at least 4 units of third-level electives from the major's elective list.
    2. through BIOL3015, must enrol in at least 2 units of third-level electives from the major's elective list.