Why study botany at La Trobe?

Wildlife sanctuary

Study at the only university in Australia with a dedicated wildlife sanctuary.

Visit La Trobe’s outdoor laboratory.

World-class research

Our research in ecology, plant biology and zoology is top-rated nationally and rated 'well-above world standard'.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Build hands-on skills

La Trobe's Department of Ecology, Environment and Evolution offers field courses in uniquely Australian locations.

Learn about animal physiology, conservation, ecology and more.

Career opportunities in botany

Career pathways

Studying botany builds transferable skills in data analysis, communication and problem solving to prepare you for a range of careers.

Possible roles include:

  • Botanist
  • Research scientist
  • Plant biotechnologist
  • Ecological consultant
  • Seed bank assistant
  • Biosecurity officer

Future employers

Potential employers of botany graduates include:

  • Royal Botanical Gardens Victoria
  • Trust for Nature
  • Australian National Herbarium
  • Biosis
  • Nature Advisory
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Ecology Australia

On the couch with botany, zoology and and microbiology

Hear from our dedicated staff and ask questions via ON24’s Q&A portal.

Contribute to some of today's biggest challenges like protecting endangered animals, dealing with environmental issues and establishing a sustainable food supply.

Broadcast from Melbourne Campus Open Day on Sunday 2 August, 2020.

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