Biological Sciences

Biologa al microscopio e al pc
Bachelor
A.Y. 2019/2020
L-13 - Scienze biologiche (EN)
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian

The degree programme in Biological Sciences is designed to provide solid basic training in the principal sectors of biology and a good command of the methodologies and technologies connected with the related fields of scientific research, such as life sciences.

It offers students the training required to assimilate scientific and technological advances and to understand and handle living organisms correctly. The skill set developed by attending the study programme will enable graduates to acquire application and operational skills in the biological field that will enable them to deal with technical tasks, professional support activities and to continue academic studies, consolidating their preparation in specific areas of biological knowledge.

Biological Sciences graduates are able to work as part of a team with a set degree of autonomy and quickly integrate themselves into working environments, both at a European and non-European level.

They are qualified to engage in professional occupations and techniques in various fields (bio-health, industry, nursery gardening, veterinary, agriculture and food, biotechnology, public and private research bodies) and in analysis, control and management services. They can also enter roles in all public and private fields where it is necessary to classify, manage and utilise living organisms and their constituents and to deal with the relationship between development and environmental quality, in multidisciplinary professional firms dedicated to the evaluation of environmental impact, and to the development of projects geared at the conservation and rehabilitation of the environment and biodiversity.

Graduates in Biological Sciences can apply for enrolment in the Italian Order of Biologists as Junior Biologist (Register B), subject to passing the State examination.

Application and admission: Limited enrolment with admission test.

Access is conditional on passing an online test (TOLC-B, CISIA OnLine Test), which will give rise to a merit ranking.

Additional learning obligations (OFA)

Students who do poorly in the area of mathematics will be assigned additional learning obligations (OFA) that they must fulfil in accordance with the provisions of the Programme Structure.

English language

To be able to sit the English language exam included in the study plan, students must have level B1 proficiency in English.

Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) Placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December.

Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.

Mandatory for laboratory courses; highly recommended for other teaching activities.

Courses list

First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Cytology and histology 9 78 Italian
English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) 3 Italian
General chemistry with elements of physical chemistry 6 56 Italian
Matematica generale e Laboratorio di informatica 9 90 Italian
- Modulo: Laboratorio di informatica3
- Modulo: Matematica generale6
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Fisica, Laboratorio di fisica, Laboratorio di metodi matematici e statistici 12 144 Italian
- Modulo: Fisica6
- Modulo: Laboratorio di Fisica 3
- Modulo: Laboratorio di metodi matematici e statistici3
Organic chemistry and chemistry laboratory 9 104 Italian
- modulo: Chimica Organica6
- modulo: Laboratorio di Chimica (con Prevenzione e Sicurezza)3
Plant biology and systematics 9 80 Italian
be activated by the A.Y. 2020/2021
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Animal biology and systematics 9 80 Italian
Biochemistry 9 80 Italian
Biological evolution and history of biology 6 48 Italian
Optional
Genetics 9 80 English
Genetics 9 80 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Comparative anatomy 6 52 Italian
Plant physiology 9 80 Italian
Optional
Molecular biology and bioinformatics 12 96 Italian
Molecular biology and bioinformatics 12 96 English
Study plan rules
1 - Lo studente deve scegliere uno dei seguenti insegnamenti
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Molecular biology and bioinformatics 12 96 English Second semester
Molecular biology and bioinformatics 12 96 Italian Second semester
3 - Lo studente deve scegliere uno dei seguenti insegnamenti
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Genetics 9 80 Italian First semester
Genetics 9 80 English First semester
be activated by the A.Y. 2021/2022
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Internship in university labs 6 96 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Developmental biology 6 48 Italian
Ecology 9 80 Italian
Elements of human anatomy, pharmacology and immunology 9 72 Italian
Optional
Clinical biochemistry 6 48 Italian
General physiology and animal physiology 9 80 English
General physiology and animal physiology 9 80 Italian
Methods in applied plant biology 6 48 Italian
Methods in experimental embriology 6 48 Italian
Methods in molecularbiology 6 48 Italian
Methods in plant genetics and biotechnology 6 48 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
General microbiology 9 80 Italian
Optional
Methods in applied ecology 6 48 Italian
Methods in biochemistry 6 48 Italian
Methods in cytochemistry 6 48 Italian
Methods in cytogenetics and human genetics 6 48 Italian
Methods in pharmacology and toxicology 6 48 Italian
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Final exam 3 Italian
Study plan rules
4 - 12 CFU A SCELTA LIBERA
Lo studente deve acquisire 12 CFU in attività formative scelte liberamente fra quelle attivate dall'Ateneo, purché coerenti con il suo percorso formativo.
I CFU a libera scelta possono, in misura di 6 CFU, essere spesi per ulteriori attività di tirocinio di comprovata qualità.
Il Collegio Didattico Dipartimentale di Scienze Biologiche nell'anno accademico 2019-20 renderà disponibile la seguente lista di insegnamenti:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Clinical biochemistry 6 48 Italian First semester
Methods in applied plant biology 6 48 Italian First semester
Methods in experimental embriology 6 48 Italian First semester
Methods in molecularbiology 6 48 Italian First semester
Methods in plant genetics and biotechnology 6 48 Italian First semester
Methods in applied ecology 6 48 Italian Second semester
Methods in biochemistry 6 48 Italian Second semester
Methods in cytochemistry 6 48 Italian Second semester
Methods in cytogenetics and human genetics 6 48 Italian Second semester
Methods in pharmacology and toxicology 6 48 Italian Second semester
2 - Lo studente deve scegliere uno dei seguenti insegnamenti
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
General physiology and animal physiology 9 80 English First semester
General physiology and animal physiology 9 80 Italian First semester
Gli studenti dovranno rispettare i seguenti vincoli:
- per sostenere l'esame di «Chimica Organica e Laboratorio di Chimica» è necessario aver superato l'esame di «Chimica Generale con Elementi di Chimica Fisica»
- per sostenere l'esame di «Chimica Biologica» è necessario aver superato l'esame di «Chimica Organica e Laboratorio di Chimica»
Inoltre, per sostenere gli esami del II° anno è necessario aver superato i seguenti esami:
· «Matematica generale e Laboratorio di informatica»
· «Chimica Generale con Elementi di Chimica Fisica»
· «Citologia e Istologia»
Per sostenere gli esami del III° anno è necessario aver superato tutti gli esami del I° anno.
Gli studenti con obblighi formativi aggiuntivi (OFA) derivanti dal test di ammissione, potranno sostenere l'esame di «Matematica generale e Laboratorio di informatica» solo se avranno frequentato le attività di tutoraggio e sostenuto la prova finale di autovalutazione.
Sede
Milano
Sedi didattiche
Sede della Segreteria Didattica di Scienze Biologiche: Via Celoria, 26 - Milano (Torre A, 2° piano).
Sede dei Corsi: Edifici Biologici (Via Celoria, 26); Settore Didattico (Via Celoria, 20); Edificio Golgi (Via Golgi, 19).
Sedi laboratori
Il corso di laurea è caratterizzato da un'intensa attività di laboratorio. I corsi di laboratorio, in particolare, devono di norma essere frequentati nell'anno di competenza, fatta eccezione per gli studenti in trasferimento (da altri corsi di studio o da altre sedi). Durante le lezioni pratiche vengono fornite le necessarie norme di sicurezza e di corretto comportamento in laboratorio.
Presidente del collegio: MIRKO BARUSCOTTI
Contatti
Fees, scholarships and benefits

University fees

For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:

  • the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students 
  • the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’-  that is variable.

Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:

More info at: Fees - current academic year

Scholarships and benefits

L’Ateneo fornisce inoltre una serie di agevolazioni economiche a favore dei propri studenti con requisiti particolari (merito, condizioni economiche o personali, studenti internazionali) come:

Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Limited enrollment with admission test

Places available: 250 plus 10 reserved to extra UE students, 1 reserved to Marco Polo students


Session: 1


Call for applications is going to be published.
Application period: from 04-19-2019 to 05-24-2019
Enrolment period: from 05-28-2019 to 06-07-2019


Session: 2


Call for applications is going to be published.
Application period: from 06-28-2019 to 07-24-2019
Enrolment period: from 07-26-2019 to 08-05-2019


Session: 3


Call for applications is going to be published.
Application period: from 08-09-2019 to 09-13-2019
Enrolment period: from 09-17-2019 to 09-23-2019