Plant Science

    Where will this take me?


    Career outcomes

    After completing this major you might pursue career paths in agriculture, biotechnology, conservation and wildlife studies, ecotourism, forestry, food technology, forensic science, horticulture, and resource management. Employment in agricultural and forest science is projected to remain relatively steady to 2019. Agricultural and forest scientists have above-average full-time jobs, and earnings are above average.

    Graduate degree pathways from this major


    Completing the Plant Science major means you are very well placed for further study in honours and graduate research in a range of science and technology areas. Research training preparation within the honours year, a postgraduate diploma or a masters degree will be required as preparation for graduate research.


    If you wish to continue professional studies at graduate level, this major leads to a range of graduate degree pathways:

    • Science and technology-focused graduate study in degrees including biotechnology, environmental systems, informatics and nanotechnology
    • Graduate degree pathways that will prepare you for a wide range of professions including engineering, law, teaching, medicine and other health sciences
    • Further graduate study to develop your skills outside of science and technology in areas such as humanities, business, government.