Natural science

First cycle degree

Class: L-32 - Environmental sciences

Duration: 3 years

Branch: Padova

Language: Italian


EU students and non-EU students with residency in Italy: 100

Number of non-EU students resident abroad: 5

of which Chinese ("Marco Polo" Programme): 2


Brief overview of the course

Characteristics and objectives
The graduate student in Natural Science can be defined as a "scholar-worker-researcher" able to integrate the biological and abiological aspects of the environment in which he/she has to operate. His/her interdisciplinary competences allow encompassing environmental problems in a uniform way, where each single component is related to the other ones. At the end of the educational cycle, the graduate can apply the scientific investigation method to different environmental components, and retrace the history of both past environments and human-nature relationships; can evaluate ecosystem structure, functionality, and evolution to restore and maintain natural balances; can efficiently operate in territory.

Occupational opportunities
Graduate students will open to professional areas such as teaching and naturalist divulgation; natural parks, and botanical gardens; environmental analyses and monitoring: in environmental research centers and institutions, where acquired competences will enable them to deal with both physic-chemical-climatological and biological analyses.

Access modalities
The course gives access to the second-cycle in Science of Nature, according to modalities that will be indicated in the specific admission announcement.

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