The First Cycle Degree Course in Natural and Environmental Sciences is primarily aimed at providing graduates with the necessary basic competences for dealing with problems and issues concerning natural and artificial environment, including all its biotic and abiotic components and their interactions.
In particular, the course offers:
- a good cultural background in basic disciplines, allowing students to deal with natural and environmental themes through scientific methods;
- an adequate naturalistic preparation in the field of Life and Earth Sciences;
- fundamental notions on environmental management;
- written and spoken skills of another EU language beyond Italian, especially as regards specific disciplinary lexicon.
Training activities are aimed at producing professional profiles capable of analysing naturalistic and environmental problems, even complex ones; graduates will also be able to collaborate with other experts of public institutions (ARPA – Regional Agency for Environmental Protection; Provinces ; ASL – Local Healthcare Service; Regions; Parks, etc.) engaged in naturalistic-environmental activities. Graduates will learn how to take/collect samples and make coherent measurements in support of professional studios as well as of private and public research centres.
The course programme includes: basic Chemical, Physical and Mathematical disciplines; fundamental notions of Life and Earth Sciences integrated with ecological and juridical-economic subjects to understand the complex relations between environment and society; on-site training and laboratory activities.
In particular, the course provides:
1) a higher number of credits than the usual one established for the disciplines related to Mathematics- Computer Sciences- Statistics, Physics and Chemistry;
2) a high number of credits for an in-depth study of the disciplines belonging to the field of Life and Earth Sciences;
3) adequate knowledge background on ecology and sustainable principles through a considerable number of credits in ecologic and juridical-economic disciplines;
4) on-site training and laboratory activities for application and practice of the theoretical notions acquired; practice is further developed during the internship and the preparation of the final thesis.
Students also have the possibility to personalise their curriculum through the choice of specific naturalistic or environmental optional subjects. Besides this opportunity, the general aim of the course is to provide a homogeneous programme, in order to produce professional profiles with adequate basic competences in scientific disciplines, above all in Life and Earth Sciences, for understanding the interactions between human beings and the environment.
In compliance with such objectives, the course also offers complementary activities like training internships in companies, public administration offices, laboratories, as well as study programmes abroad in other Italian and European universities, thanks to both national and international agreements.