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Biological Sciences

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What is the objective of the course? What is it?
What does it train you for?

The Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences provides:

  • solid foundational knowledge in general biology and its applications across various fields of scientific inquiry related to Life Sciences;
  • proficiency in methodologies and technologies associated with them,
  • adequate preparation to keep up with scientific and technological progress in various sectors of biology and to handle living organisms correctly.
The educational path is preparatory to both further studies, thanks to the solid cultural foundation achieved by the graduate, and direct entry into the workforce and profession, through the development of highly formative internships at high-quality public or private institutions.

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What do you learn?

The Bachelor’s Degree program prepares students for the profession of Biologist, a professional who has acquired the skills and autonomy to study and analyze, at different levels of specialization, the processes and fundamental mechanisms underlying life in all its forms. All activities aim at the full and organic acquisition of theoretical foundations and adequate operational elements related to:

  • the biology of microorganisms, plant and animal species up to humans at a morphological, cellular, molecular, and functional level;
  • mechanisms of heredity and development;
  • relationships between living beings and the environment.
The Course includes foundational disciplines essential for acquiring knowledge in biological, biomolecular, and environmental fields. Optional and elective courses chosen by the student complement the educational course. Solid practical skills will be acquired through participation in exercises/laboratories provided for each discipline and through mandatory internships at companies, public administrations, and affiliated laboratories in the following areas:
  • laboratory work (clinical, genetic, cytogenetic, oncological, cytotoxicological, and ecotoxicological analyses, water and food hygiene, microbiology);
  • conservation and management of the marine environment;
  • biodiversity conservation.

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What can you do with it?

After completing the bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, graduates can pursue a career as a Junior Biologist, gaining access to the workforce and the profession upon passing the State Examination and registration with the B Board of the National Association of Biologists. The Junior Biologist can engage in activities in both public and private sectors, including research activities involving the use of analytical methodologies and procedures in the following areas:

  • agri-food sector;
  • environmental sector;
  • research;
  • pharmaceutical industry;
  • quality control.
Graduates can work in:
  • public and private research institutions, including universities;
  • agri-food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetology industries;
  • centers and companies dedicated to scientific dissemination and information;
  • parks and natural reserve areas.
A graduate in Biological Sciences can further their studies in master’s degree programs, pursue additional Master's Degrees, and subsequently undertake Ph.D. programs and specialized schools. With a master’s degree (two-year program), professional opportunities expand to various fields with roles of responsibility and leadership in both the public and private sectors.