Science and Mathematics

Learning to think like a Scientist is a skill that will set you up to be analytical, capable, and above all, highly employable.

Science covers an ever-evolving range of sub-disciplines which involve observation, experimentation, and the testing and development of new ideas and products. UQ Science graduates now work in fields including chemistry, biochemistry, ecology, genetics, psychology and statistics.

Mathematics is the study of quantity, structure, space, and change. Mathematicians seek out patterns, formulate new conjectures, and establish truth by rigorous deduction from appropriately chosen axioms and definitions.

Key Facts:

  • 75% of growing employment areas in Australia require scientific training
  • Unemployment for Science graduates over 30 years old is less than 3%
  • Science degrees provide you with the skills employers are looking for:
    • collaboration and teamwork
    • oral and written communication
    • ethical reasoning
    • quantitative skills to apply mathematical and statistical thinking

Where can Science and Mathematics take you?

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