First cycle degree in

Natural science

Class: L-32 - Environmental sciences

Class L-32 - Environmental sciences
Duration 3 years
Branch Padova
Language Italian
Tuition fees and scholarships
Programme coordinator VALERIO MATOZZO
Access Restricted
Reference structures Department of biology, School of science

This advanced course will provide you with an in-depth theoretical preparation in the systemic analysis of the natural environment in all its biotic, abiotic components and their interactions, in addition to mastering the scientific method of investigation and an in-depth knowledge of modern detection equipment, statistical and IT techniques of data analysis and archiving. The learning path of analysis and management of the natural environment is mainly dedicated to those who want to carry out an activity in the environmental sectors at research institutes or management and protection of the environment or carry out a professional activity, also as freelancer;, on the other hand, the path of scientific dissemination and naturalistic training will allow you to deal with scientific communication (scientific journalists, park or museum curators) or training at educational institutions.

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Characteristics and objectives
The graduate student in Natural and Environmental Sciences 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.

From Bachelor's degree to Master's degree
The course gives access to the second-cycle in Environmental Sustainability and Education, according to modalities that are indicated in the specific admission announcement.

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Training

I Year INTRODUCTION TO LABORATORY AND FIELD ACTIVITIES [CFU 1] GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY [CFU 8] CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY [CFU 8] PHYSICS [CFU 8] MATHEMATICS WITH ELEMENTS OF STATISTICS [CFU 9] PRINCIPLES OF GEOSCIENCES [CFU 10] PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL AND PLANT BIOLOGY [CFU 12] B2 ENGLISH (RECEPTIVE SKILLS) [CFU 3] II Year GENETICS, GENOMICS AND MOLECULAR EVOLUTION [CFU 11] ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY [CFU 6] GEOMORPHOLOGY AND BASICS OF GIS AND REMOTE SENSING [CFU 6] ANIMAL BIODIVERSITY [CFU 11] PLANT BIODIVERSITY [CFU 10] VERTEBRATE MORPHOLOGY AND FUNCTION [CFU 8] MINERALOGY AND PETROGRAPHY [CFU 12] III Year EDUCATIONAL INTERNSHIP [CFU 3] ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS [CFU 6] ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY [CFU 12] PALAEONTOLOGY [CFU 6] ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHY [CFU 6] PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY AND ECOTOXICOLOGY [CFU 9] ASTRONOMY AND BASICS OF ASTROBIOLOGY [CFU 6] VULCANOLOGY [CFU 6] MULTIDISCIPLINARY EXCURSION [CFU 2] PLANT BIOTIC INTERACTIONS [CFU 6] GEOLOGICAL HISTORY OF THE EARTH [CFU 6]