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Agriculture and environmental science


Learn from experienced academics in immersive learning spaces and graduate ready to solve the environmental problems that face humanity.

  • Get a wealth of practical experience from laboratory-based classes, offsite fieldwork, industry-based placements and real-world case studies. 
  • Study in world-class research environments including La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS), Centre for AgriBiosciences, the Reid Building Labs and La Trobe's 30+ hectare Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Learn from leading academics and industry experts who work with partners such as Agriculture Victoria, CSIRO and the Centre for Freshwater Ecosystems.
Agriculture and Environmental science

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Your questions answered

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Why did you choose to study at La Trobe?

Rachel shares why she chose to study her Bachelor of Science and PhD at La Trobe.

What's it like to study science at La Trobe?

Rachel talks about the learning experience at La Trobe.

What research are you doing at La Trobe?

PhD student Rachel talks about her research project and the real-world impact it will have.

What's your top advice for studying science at La Trobe?

Rachel shares her top advice for making the most out of your studies at La Trobe.

What are the teachers like?

Rachel talks about her favourite things about the teachers at La Trobe.

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median weekly earnings for full-time life scientists


La Trobe undergraduates found employment within four months of graduation

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Possible careers

You'll graduate ready for employment in diverse roles across agriculture and environmental sciences. Possible roles include:

Use scientific methods and techniques to improve the use of plants for food, fuel and fibre. Help to improve agricultural productions and processing capabilities.

Ensure compliance with legislation designed to protect the health and wellbeing of animals.

Use your knowledge to protect wildlife and improve land usage for governments, farmers and other stakeholders.

Advise people and companies on environment-related matters and help to reduce the environmental impact of commercial activities.

Study bacteria, viruses and fungi to understand how they contribute to health and sickness in animals.

Research and study soil characteristics to provide advice on both rural and urban land use.

Assess and provide care to sick animals and advise pet and animal owners on the health care of their animals across avariety of veterinary settings.

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