Environmental Science and Policy

Montagne innevate
Bachelor
A.Y. 2020/2021
L-32 - Environmental sciences
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
The course aims to achieve the following objectives:
- the transmission to students of a systemic culture related to the natural and human environment;
- the training of graduates able to use the good practices of scientific methods and have adequate theoretical knowledge and operational skills to analyze, interpret and explain environmental phenomena and processes, and to face and solve complex problems that arise in this area;
- the preparation of graduates able to read environmental issues on several levels, using a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach;
- the training of graduates able to operate autonomously, to work in a group and to mage operational situations into the workplace;
- the preparation of graduates able to use at least one European Union language in addition to Italian, in relation to the specific context of reference;
- the provision of cognitive tools that allow graduates to immediately understand the work and professional contexts or to continue their studies in master's programs (first level) or master's degree courses.
On the basis of the knowledge, skills and abilities acquired, the graduates of the degree course in Environmental Sciences and Policies will be able to confidently aspire to qualified jobs in companies and private organizations, active - both in the regional context, as well as in the national or international context - in all branches and in all sectors of industry and services for which the relationship with environmental problems in their multiple forms is fundamental (from the energy industry to the agro-food industry, from the green economy to consultancy services companies, companies in the preparation of environmental and social budgets, from companies that provide environmental impact forecasts to those that provide landscape and territorial planning services). They will also be able to reasonably aspire to qualified jobs in the public administration bodies, whose involvement in the control and management of environmental problems and in the implementation of interventions and regulatory policies in this area, again at all levels (local, regional, national and supranational), is becoming more and more pressing and pervasive and requires more and more evident the presence of experts who combine solid knowledge and skills in the natural sciences with robust knowledge and operational skills in the economic and legal field.
Employment statistics (Almalaurea)

In order to be admitted to the Bachelor's degree programme in Environmental Science and Policy, you must have a high-school diploma or equivalent foreign qualification pursuant to Ministerial Decree no. 270 of 22 October 2004.

Admission is capped in order to meet high-quality teaching standards relative to the available resources. Therefore, you will have to take a TOLC - CISIA Online Test before enrolling.  There are 100 places available for the first year of the programme.

You can attend the TOLC test at the University of Milan or any other member university of CISIA (inter-university consortium for integrated access systems). You can register to the TOLC test on the CISIA website (www.cisiaonline.it).

The test providing access to the degree programme in Environmental Science and Policy is TOLC-S, consisting of the following sections: Basic mathematics (20 questions - 50 minutes), Reasoning and problems (10 questions - 20 minutes), Reading comprehension (10 questions - 20 minutes), Basic sciences (chemistry, physics and geology - 10 questions - 20 minutes).

Each question has 5 answer options. Only one option is correct.

Scores: correct answer +1, wrong or no answer 0, in the English section; correct answer +1, wrong answer -0.25, no answer 0, in the other sections.

If you do the TOLC-S and apply for admission to the degree programme in Environmental Science and Policy, you will be included in a merit ranking based on the test score. The winners will be able to enrol, in compliance with the deadlines set out in the call for applications. 

Students who have not achieved at least 10 points in the Mathematics module will have to fulfil additional learning requirements (OFA).

The TOLC test includes an additional English section, consisting of 30 questions to be answered in 15 minutes. This section does not count toward the overall test score.

Remedial activities and tests

Students with additional learning requirements will have to carry out remedial activities in the period October-December, and then take a test to prove they have filled their gaps. Otherwise, they will not be able to take any second-year exams before passing the Mathematics exam.

Test topics, registration procedures, dates, deadlines and other information are published:

About ERASMUS + program, for students enrolled in the degree course in Environmental Sciences and Policies, agreements with international universities specializing in teaching and research on environmental issues have been signed The study period abroad can be used to take courses and take the related exams, as well as to carry out research activities for the thesis.
For further information write to sepa@unimi.it.

Mandatory for laboratory activity, field research and internships; recommended for other teaching activities.

Courses list

First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Foundations of biology 9 88 Italian BIO/06
Foundations of inorganic and organic chemistry 9 88 Italian CHIM/03 CHIM/06
- Foundations of inorganic chemistry5
- Foundations of organic chemistry4
Mathematics 9 88 Italian MAT/01 MAT/02 MAT/03 MAT/04 MAT/05 MAT/06 MAT/07 MAT/08 MAT/09
Physics 6 64 Italian FIS/01 FIS/02 FIS/03 FIS/04 FIS/05 FIS/06 FIS/07 FIS/08
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Administrative and environmental law 6 48 Italian IUS/10
Foundations of geology 9 80 Italian GEO/02
Probability, statistics and computer science 9 88 Italian INF/01 MAT/06
- Computer science4
- Probability, statistics5
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Ecology 9 80 Italian BIO/07
Microeconomics 9 80 Italian SECS-P/01
Zoology 9 80 Italian BIO/05
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Botany 9 80 Italian BIO/01 BIO/02
Environmental and landscape geology 9 80 Italian GEO/05
Environmental biochemistry and microbiology 6 48 Italian BIO/10 BIO/19
- Environmental biochemistry3
- Environmental microbioloy3
Environmental economics 6 48 Italian SECS-P/01
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Environmental management 6 48 Italian SECS-P/08
Natural resources and public goods economics and policy 6 48 Italian AGR/01
Optional
Administrative law of sustainable development 6 48 Italian IUS/10
Climate change economics and policy 6 48 Italian SECS-P/01
Globalization and environmental policy 6 48 Italian AGR/01
Sustainability of food production 6 48 Italian AGR/15
Sustainable innovation of animal nutrition 6 48 Italian AGR/18
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Agri-food policy and environmental sustainability 6 48 Italian AGR/01
Civil and industrial waste management laboratory: regulatory, technical and economic aspects 9 120 Italian ING-IND/23
Environmental accounting and management 6 48 Italian SECS-P/07 SECS-P/08
- Environmental accounting3
- Environmental management3
Environmental planning and land policy 6 48 Italian ICAR/20
Environmental prevention 6 48 Italian MED/50
Mixed Farming Systems and territory 9 104 Italian AGR/18 AGR/20
Quantitative analysis of the impact of pollutants on human health: computational and experimental methods 9 112 Italian MED/04
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final exam 6 0 Italian
Study plan rules
- Choose 3 of the following courses:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Administrative law of sustainable development 6 48 Italian First semester IUS/10
Climate change economics and policy 6 48 Italian First semester SECS-P/01
Globalization and environmental policy 6 48 Italian First semester AGR/01
Sustainability of food production 6 48 Italian First semester AGR/15
Sustainable innovation of animal nutrition 6 48 Italian First semester AGR/18
Agri-food policy and environmental sustainability 6 48 Italian Second semester AGR/01
Environmental accounting and management 6 48 Italian Second semester SECS-P/07 SECS-P/08
Environmental planning and land policy 6 48 Italian Second semester ICAR/20
Environmental prevention 6 48 Italian Second semester MED/50
- The student will have to acquire 18 credits among all the offered training activities and all the courses activated by the University, after evaluation by the tutor. The courses not already chosen among the curricula can be selected.
- During the second or preferably the third year of the course, students will have to acquire 9 CFU through Laboratories and / or Internships and / or field activities.

The laboratories activated for the academic year 2020/2021 are as follows:
- Quantitative analysis of the impact of pollutants on human health lab: computational and experimental methods(9 credits)
- Civil and industrial waste management laboratory: regulatory, technical and economic aspects(9 credits)
- Ecological Planning Lab (5 credits) - usable only by students who have followed the Statistical analysis of data lab
- Mixed Farming Systems and territory lab(9 credits)

Internships and / or field activities eventually activated will be published on the website of the degree course https://spa.cdl.unimi.it/it.
- The student must choose one of the two curricula: Curriculum A - Environmental Management and Sustainability; or Curriculum B - Environmental Sciences and Technologies. Then the student will have to choose 3 courses among those provided for the chosen Curriculum.
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Foundations of biology 9 88 Italian BIO/06
Foundations of inorganic and organic chemistry 9 88 Italian CHIM/03 CHIM/06
- Foundations of inorganic chemistry5
- Foundations of organic chemistry4
Mathematics 9 88 Italian MAT/01 MAT/02 MAT/03 MAT/04 MAT/05 MAT/06 MAT/07 MAT/08 MAT/09
Physics 6 64 Italian FIS/01 FIS/02 FIS/03 FIS/04 FIS/05 FIS/06 FIS/07 FIS/08
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Administrative and environmental law 6 48 Italian IUS/10
Foundations of geology 9 80 Italian GEO/02
Probability, statistics and computer science 9 88 Italian INF/01 MAT/06
- Computer science4
- Probability, statistics5
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Ecology 9 80 Italian BIO/07
Microeconomics 9 80 Italian SECS-P/01
Zoology 9 80 Italian BIO/05
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Botany 9 80 Italian BIO/01 BIO/02
Environmental and landscape geology 9 80 Italian GEO/05
Environmental biochemistry and microbiology 6 48 Italian BIO/10 BIO/19
- Environmental biochemistry3
- Environmental microbioloy3
Environmental economics 6 48 Italian SECS-P/01
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Environmental management 6 48 Italian SECS-P/08
Natural resources and public goods economics and policy 6 48 Italian AGR/01
Optional
Biodiversity management and conservation 6 48 Italian BIO/05
Environmental toxicology 6 48 Italian BIO/14
Evolutionary biology and phylogeny 6 48 Italian BIO/05
Foundations of ecotoxicology 6 48 Italian BIO/07
Human health and environmental risk 6 64 Italian MED/04
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Applied ecology 6 48 Italian BIO/07
Civil and industrial waste management laboratory: regulatory, technical and economic aspects 9 120 Italian ING-IND/23
Climatology 6 48 Italian GEO/04
Environmental Chemistry 6 48 Italian CHIM/12
Mixed Farming Systems and territory 9 104 Italian AGR/18 AGR/20
Quantitative analysis of the impact of pollutants on human health: computational and experimental methods 9 112 Italian MED/04
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final exam 6 0 Italian
Study plan rules
- The student will have to acquire 18 credits among all the offered training activities and all the courses activated by the University, after evaluation by the tutor. The courses not already chosen among the curricula can be selected.
- During the second or preferably the third year of the course, students will have to acquire 9 CFU through Laboratories and / or Internships and / or field activities.

The laboratories activated for the academic year 2020/2021 are as follows:
- Quantitative analysis of the impact of pollutants on human health lab: computational and experimental methods(9 credits)
- Civil and industrial waste management laboratory: regulatory, technical and economic aspects(9 credits)
- Ecological Planning Lab (5 credits) - usable only by students who have followed the Statistical analysis of data lab
- Mixed Farming Systems and territory lab(9 credits)

Internships and / or field activities eventually activated will be published on the website of the degree course https://spa.cdl.unimi.it/it.
- The student must choose one of the two curricula: Curriculum A - Environmental Management and Sustainability; or Curriculum B - Environmental Sciences and Technologies. Then the student will have to choose 3 courses among those provided for the chosen Curriculum.
- Choose 3 of the following courses:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Biodiversity management and conservation 6 48 Italian First semester BIO/05
Environmental toxicology 6 48 Italian First semester BIO/14
Evolutionary biology and phylogeny 6 48 Italian First semester BIO/05
Foundations of ecotoxicology 6 48 Italian First semester BIO/07
Human health and environmental risk 6 64 Italian First semester MED/04
Applied ecology 6 48 Italian Second semester BIO/07
Climatology 6 48 Italian Second semester GEO/04
Environmental Chemistry 6 48 Italian Second semester CHIM/12
Location
Milano
Course locations
Le lezioni e i laboratori verranno svolti nel campus "Città Studi", prevalentemente presso il Settore Didattico in Via Celoria 20.
Head of study programme
Academic guidance tutor
Erasmus and international mobility tutor 
Seminar and workshop tutor
University and programme transfer tutor
Credit recognition tutor
Quality Assurance Delegate
Contacts

The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:

  • The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
  • The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year) 
  • An additional fee is due for online programmes

The University also offers:

  • Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
  • Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
  • Concessions for international students with refugee status

Scholarships and benefits

The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).

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Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Limited enrollment with admission test

Places available: 100 plus 5 reserved to extra UE students
Session: 1
Call for applications: how to do
Application period: from 04-22-2020 to 06-15-2020
Enrolment period: from 06-17-2020 to 06-23-2020
Session: 2
Call for applications: how to do
Application period: from 06-24-2020 to 07-22-2020
Enrolment period: from 07-27-2020 to 08-05-2020
Session: 3
Call for applications: how to do
Application period: from 08-10-2020 to 09-14-2020
Enrolment period: from 09-17-2020 to 09-23-2020