Commencing semesters, 2018

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Program code

2087

Faculty

Business, Economics & Law Fac
Science Faculty

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 Business, Economics and Law

Email: bel@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 9017

International students

International Student Advisor

Email: study@uq.edu.au

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

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Why study Geographical Sciences?

Geographical Science investigates the spatial patterns of physical and human phenomena at local, national 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.

Physical Geography is concerned with the patterns and processes in climate, landforms, soils, plants, animals as well as the impact of human activities on these systems.

Human Geography examines how people interact with the environment and about applying physical geography elements to human ends. Human geography involves applied studies in urban and rural settlement, location and land-use, human spatial behaviour and demography.

Geographical Information Science is the study of geographic information systems and remote-sensing for modelling, managing, analysing and applying geo-referenced information in a variety of contexts.

More information about what can be studied in the Geographical Sciences Major.

What you can study

In the Geographical Sciences major, students are able to study courses in physical geography, human geography and geographical information science.

Courses

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

Employment opportunities

A career in Geographical Sciences can take you places. Geographical Sciences encompasses a range of professional areas around the discipline of geography. From helping to design and manage cities to assessing, monitoring and managing our coastal and outback environments, geographers have key roles in managing environmental systems and creating a liveable environment. Geographers are employed to observe, analyse, interpret and report spatial patterns in natural resources, the built environment and socio-economic systems.

Expertise in Geographical Sciences leads to a number of exciting opportunities for employment in private companies and government agencies, both in Australia and internationally in areas such as land-use and resource management agencies.

What it costs

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

How to apply

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