Natural Sciences  Scienze naturali

General information

Classification of Scholarly Field L-32 Environmental sciences
Application and Admission Limited enrolment with admission test. How to apply.
Course Duration 3 years
Course Attendance Not mandatory
Course Language Italian
Course Location via Celoria 20-26 - Milano
via Golgi 19 - Milano
via Mangiagalli 34 - Milano
via Botticelli 23 - Milano
Head of Studies Lucia Angiolini
Course Website Programme Description

Course Objectives

The Natural Sciences degree programme is designed to equip graduates with the competences required to interpret the natural world at multiple levels, including its biotic and abiotic components and the interactions between them.

Offering a combination of biology and earth sciences, the curriculum trains students to interpret the biological component of the natural world and the environments of which it is part, or has been in the past, bringing to light the connections that exist between organisms and the substratum. In particular, it offers a typically multidisciplinary curriculum that covers biology to geology and geography, underpinned by a sound grounding in chemistry and physics.

The course is distinguished by its focus on:

  • zoological and botanical aspects of the natural world, presented from a systematic, physiological and genetic standpoint
  • the life-forms of the past and the evolution of species
  • an awareness of functional adaptations to different environments
  • the geological substrata of natural biological communities and their morphogenetic processes, both in standard current and past forms, and in forms modified by natural or human-caused causes
  • the interactions between organisms, the substratum and climate of the ecosystem and the interactions between ecosystems.

Career and Employment

Natural Sciences graduates can pursue technical and operational roles in professions connected with the survey, classification, analysis, conservation and restoration of the biotic components of natural, aquatic and land ecosystems, in parks and nature reserves, scientific museums, and educational centres.

They can also pursue careers associated with the diffusion of scientific knowledge in publishing companies; the analysis and monitoring of biological processes and systems in both a natural and man-made context, for the protection of the natural heritage and the improvement of environmental quality; and in the identification and protection of cultural and naturalistic heritage.