Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science

A global, comprehensive and interdisciplinary training to take on the environmental challenges facing our world today, based on the interactions between natural sciences, technology and social sciences

General information

  • Faculty of Science
  • Bellaterra Campus
  • Duration: 4 courses - 240 credits
  • Places: 63
  • Admission mark: 9,546
  • Price per credit: 18.46 Euros
  • Language: Catalan, Spanish and English

  • Academic calendar
  • Learning mode: On-site.
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Are you interested in discovering how natural processes and human actions, as well as their interactions, affect the environment? This new bachelor’s degree will provide you with a good level of knowledge in several areas of the natural sciences, technology and social sciences. It also will ensure a correct integration of this knowledge through its cross-curricular subjects, among which one can find the Comprehensive Projects (CP), with a basically practical approach in which several areas of knowledge are managed. In this sense, the UAB’s bachelor’s degree is unique when compared to other similar degrees.

The degree combines class lectures with fieldwork, individual and team projects, and lab training. It also includes compulsory training in a series of vital tools any environmentalist needs, such as data management, creation and interpretation of maps, and dissemination and communication. Apart from that, 48 credits in optional subjects covering topics of current interest will allow you to delve deeper into more specific or more scientific areas, as well as into the management of society or territory.

Finally, the bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science offers a professional work placement programme that includes several companies, as well as exchange programmes with other prestigious local, national and international universities.

The UAB bachelor's degree in Environmental Science is the most multidisciplinary and oldest programme in Spain, with renowned lecturers and experts in the field and continuity in studies at master's degree and PhD levels, both as part of one of the best international environmental science centres, the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA), and as part of other UAB research groups.

Career options

- Management of natural environments (agrotourism, biomass, rural and sustainable development, etc.)

- Management of urban environaments (management and assessment to administration departments; study, design and implementation of environmental policies; evaluation of the environmental impact of a project; development and application of environmental laws; spatial and strategic planning; study, planning and prevention in environmental health and risk, etc.)

- Environmental technology (prevention, analysis, control and treatment of contamination; management of urban and industrial waste and water cycle management; design and development of eco-efficient and eco-innovative products and services; industrial safety and hygiene; environmental audits, etc.)

- Natural, energy and water resources (study, analysis and management of natural resources; energy efficiency and renewable energies; management and usage of waste and its by-products; management of water resources, etc.)

- Environmental communication and education (teaching; environmental awareness-raising and communication; assessment for the third sector and non-governmental organisations; negotiation, participation and mediation in environmental conflicts, etc.)

- Environmental research in a variety of areas: global and climate change, biodiversity and biological risks; marine geosciences and oceanography; monitoring of the environment and contamination; analysis of life cycles; business and the environment; green economy, environmental sociology and public policies; social, territorial, technological and environmental aspects of water and energy management.


Mobility programmes

Professional training


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