Geography and geographical dcience has never been more relevant or important to society and its future. With the global population set to expand from seven billion to nine billion in the next 50 years, humans will be influenced by the environment more than ever.

Along with population growth, other global issues that geographers tackle include climate change, loss of biodiversity, land degradation and food and water security. Geographers study patterns and processes of natural and built environments and of human activities, and their causes and consequences. And they collect, analyse and report this information to enable informed decision making. 

You can study physical geography, human geography and spatial information science within three of our undergraduate programs, and you can specialise in geographic information science at the postgraduate level.

You'll develop your understanding, apply practical skills, and draw on your analytical laboratory experience on our field trips within Queensland. Our intensive international field study courses to destinations such as Vietnam will also give you the chance to undertake a comparative study of contemporary society, demography, and environmental and planning issues.