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					                     Student profile                                                                                                                                           Type of Degree
Students who elect to study the Degree in Biology should                                                                                                     This is an officially recognised University Degree,
have an interest in studying and understanding living                                                                                                        valid throughout the European Higher Education
beings (animals, plants and microorganisms), including                                                               This Degree complies with European
                                                                                                                     Higher Education Area requirements      Area.
their biological functions, their development and their
natural distribution. In addition, students will learn about
                                                                                                                                                                         Overall credit distribution

                                                                                                    WORLD HERITAGE
the interactions which occur in nature between different                                                                             Bachelor’s Degree in:
life forms, their abiotic environment and current environ-
mental problems, etc. Students should have the capacity                                                                                                      SUBJECT TYPE                                ECTS
for attention, observation, perception, logical reasoning,
                                                                                                                                                             Basic Training (B)                           60
analysis and synthesis, together with visual and auditory
memory, spatial skills, sensitivity, creativity and methodo-
logical rigour.

                 Career opportunities
                                                                                                                                   Biology                   Obligatory (Ob)
                                                                                                                                                             Optional (Opt)
                                                                                                                                                             Bachelor’s Degree Final Project (Ob)
Graduates in Biology are equipped for professional prac-
tice in the following areas, among others: research and                                                                                                      TOTAL CREDITS                               240
development in the life sciences, health care, the phar-
maceutical, agro-food and biotechnology industries, envi-           FACULTY OF BIOLOGY
ronmental studies, breeding, cultivating and using animal,
plant and microbial species, land-use and environmental              Edificio de Ciencias
planning, conservation and management, information and
documentation management in museums, zoological ins-
titutions, botanical gardens, scientific foundations and the
press, academic activity in a variety of different settings
and commerce and marketing of products and services              CAMPUS UNIVERSITARIO
related to Biology.

                    Course contents                             Ctra. Madrid-Barcelona, km 33,600
Biology graduates will be capable of using basic and applied     28871 Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)
general and specialist knowledge from the various discipli-
nes within Biology. Furthermore, they will be capable of
applying state-of-the-art study and analytical methods and
techniques in Biology.
Consequently, Biology graduates are equipped to design
and participate in research projects in any of the Biology
disciplines: Botany, Zoology, Ecology, Plant Physiology,
Animal Physiology, Cellular Biology, Microbiology, Gene-
tics, Biochemistry, etc., or to participate in multidiscipli-
nary projects which require the knowledge and experience
of a biologist. This Degree is aimed at equipping future bio-
logists to apply the fundamental concepts of the scientific
method to basic and applied research. Similarly, gradua-
tes should be able to identify the various plant, animal and       INFORMATION CENTRE
microorganism species in existence and in fossil regis-
ters. Biology graduates will develop a genuine vocation for
understanding individuals, populations, communities and
ecosystems, and will be capable of resolving problems
affecting the environment.                                               ciu@uah.es
                                                                                                                                                STUDY PLAN
                                                                            FIRST YEAR                                                                                                                 OPTIONAL SUBJECTS:
 First semester                                               Type         ECTS      Second semester                                 Type       ECTS   A) Evolution and Biodiversity
 Biology (Methods in Biodiversity and Conser-                   B            6       Biology (Methods in Cellular Biology and          B         6     B) Biology of Conservation
 vation)                                                                             Physiology)                                                       C) Molecular Biology
 Mathematics                                                    B            6       Physics                                           B         6
 Chemistry                                                      B            6       Geology                                           B         6      Evolution and Biodiversity Module              ECTS         Molecular Biology Module           ECTS
 Botany (both semesters)                                        Ob           6       Botany (both semesters)                          Ob         6      Anthropology                                    6           Molecular Biology                   6
 Zoology (both semesters)                                       Ob           6       Zoology (both semesters)                         Ob         6      Animal Microscopic Organography                 6           Metabolic Regulation                6
                                                           Total ECTS        30                                                    Total ECTS    30     Animal Embryology                               6           Physiology of Regulatory Systems    6
                                                                           SECOND YEAR                                                                  Physiological Adaptations to the Environment    6           Molecular Physiology of Plants      6
                                                                                                                                                        Parasitology                                    6           Evolutionary Genetics               6
 First semester                                               Type         ECTS      Second semester                                 Type       ECTS
                                                                                                                                                        Palaeontology                                   6           Molecular Genetics                  6
 Statistics                                                     B            6       Biology (Methods in Molecular Biology)            B         6
                                                                                                                                                        Evolutionary Biology                            6           Microbial Biotechnology             6
 Biochemistry (both semesters)                                  B            6       Biochemistry (both semesters)                     B         6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Immunology                          6
 Cellular Biology and Histology (both semes-                    Ob           6       Cellular Biology and Histology (both semes-      Ob         6
                                                                                                                                                        Biology of Conservation Module                 ECTS
 ters)                                                                               ters)
 Genetics (both semesters)                                      Ob           6       Genetics (both semesters)                        Ob         6      Geobotany                                       6
 Ecology (both semesters)                                       Ob           6       Ecology (both semesters)                         Ob         6      Forest and Applied Mycology                     6
                                                           Total ECTS        30                                                    Total ECTS    30     Ecosystem Conservation and Restoration          6
                                                                                                                                                        Applied Ecology and Climate Change              6
                                                                            THIRD YEAR                                                                  Environmental Physiology of Plants              6
 First semester                                               Type         ECTS      Second semester                                 Type       ECTS    Environmental Microbiology                      6
 Microbiology (both semesters)                                  Ob           6       Microbiology (both semesters)                    Ob         6      Field Zoology                                   6
 Physiology (both semesters)                                    Ob           6       Physiology (both semesters)                      Ob         6
 Plant Physiology (both semesters)                              Ob           6       Plant Physiology (both semesters)                Ob         6
 Optional 1                                                    Opt           6       Optional 3                                       Opt        6
 Optional 2                                                    Opt           6       Cross-Disciplinary Skills 1                      Opt        6
                                                           Total ECTS        30                                                    Total ECTS    30

                                                                           FOURTH YEAR
 First semester                                               Type         ECTS      Second semester                                 Type       ECTS
 Optional 4                                                    Opt           6       External Practical Training * (recommended)      Opt        18
 Optional 5                                                    Opt           6       Bachelor’s Degree Final Project                  Ob         12
 Optional 6                                                    Opt           6
 Optional 7                                                    Opt           6
 Cross-Disciplinary Skills 2                                   Opt           6
                                                           Total ECTS        30                                                    Total ECTS    30

                                                                     TOTAL ECTS CREDITS: 240

* Students who do not elect external practical training will be required to study 3 optional subjects worth 6 ECTS each.

B: Basic Training; Ob: obligatory; Opt: Optional

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