Study plan Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Biology

Basic skills

  • Students must have and understand knowledge of an area of study built on the basis of general secondary education, and while it relies on some advanced textbooks it also includes some aspects coming from the forefront of its field of study.
  • Students must be capable of applying their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and they should have building arguments and problem resolution skills within their area of study.
  • Students must be capable of collecting and interpreting relevant data (usually within their area of study) in order to make statements that reflect social, scientific or ethic relevant issues.
  • Students must be capable of communicating information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialised and non-specialised audiences.
  • Students must develop the necessary learning skills to undertake further training with a high degree of autonomy.

Specific skills

  • Display basic knowledge of mathematics, physics and chemistry.
  • Identify organisms and recognise the different levels of biological organisation.
  • Identify and interpret the diversity of species in the environment.
  • Catalogue, assess and manage natural biological resources.
  • Recognise and analyse phylogenetic relations.
  • Obtain, observe, handle, cultivate and conserve specimens.
  • Sample, characterise and manipulate populations and communities.
  • Manage, conserve and restore populations and ecosystems.
  • Integrate knowledge of different organisational levels of organisms in their functioning.
  • Understand the bases of regulation of vital functions of organisms through internal and external factors, and identify environmental adaptation mechanisms.
  • Describe, analyse and interpret the vital adaptations and strategies of the principal groups of living beings.
  • Recognise and interpret the development, growth and biological cycles of the principal groups of living beings.
  • Carry out functional tests and determine, assess and interpret vital parameters.
  • Identify and use bioindicators.
  • Perform biological diagnoses.
  • Perform studies on animal and plant production and improvement.
  • Develop bioassays and apply biotechnological processes.
  • Develop and apply biological control techniques.
  • Analyse and interpret the behaviour of living beings.
  • Design models of biological processes.
  • Describe, analyse and assess the natural environment.
  • Produce thematic cartographies of the natural environment.
  • Interpret and design the landscape.
  • Participate in environmental impact assessments regarding the biological medium.
  • Diagnose and solve environmental problems regarding the biological environment.
  • Carry out services and processes related to environmental biology.
  • Direct, draft and execute projects in environmental biology.
  • Institute and develop management systems related to environmental biology.
  • Develop strategies of analysis, synthesis and communication in order to teach biology and environmental studies.
  • Integrate knowledge and skills to write an academic or professional paper related to environmental biology.

Transversal skills

  • Develop analysis and synthesis skills.
  • Obtain information, design experiments and interpret results.
  • Develop planning and organisation skills.
  • Communicate efficiently, orally and in writing.
  • Know a foreign language (English).
  • Apply ICT resources pertaining to this field of study.
  • Manage information
  • Solve problems.
  • Make decisions.
  • Work individually and in teams.
  • Work in an international context.
  • Reason critically.
  • Recognise and respect diversity and multiculturality.
  • Adopt an ethical stance.
  • Develop self-directed learning.
  • Apply knowledge of theory to practice.
  • Adapt to new situations.
  • Develop creativity.
  • Exercise leadership.
  • Take the initiative and demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Focus on quality.
  • Develop a sensibility towards environmental issues.