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Under current legislation, the First Cycle Degree Course in Biology lasts 3 years and counts 180 credits. The course provides students with a theoretical background and operational tools as regards: biology of microorganisms, vegetal and animal organisms, including human beings at a morphological, morphological, functional, cellular and molecular level; the mechanisms of heredity and development; the presence and effects of living beings in the environment.
The course programme includes the core subjects of Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Sciences, Physics and Chemistry as well as activities developing biology laboratory skills. The course also includes a practical-applied internship either within or outside the university, under the guidance of a tutor.

The First Cycle Degree Course in Biology has a duration of three years and involves the acquisition of 180 credits (CFU) according to the methods provided for by law. The Course includes 20 exams and it is structured into a single curriculum. Students can personalise their curriculum towards Biology by the choice of optional courses up to 12 CFU.

A part-time enrollment modality has been activated. The Course has set specific study programmes allowing working students to take exams in a double time compared to the standard courses.

Admission requires the possession of a secondary school diploma obtained in Italy or another qualification obtained abroad recognized as suitable.

The Course in Biology guarantees a favorable numerical relationship between students and teachers, allowing a high quality of teaching and facilitating the daily relationship with the professors. It includes activities aimed at acquiring the theoretical foundations and appropriate operational elements related to: the biology of microorganisms, plant organisms and various animal species up to humans, at the morphological, functional, cellular and molecular level; to the mechanisms of inheritance and development; to the presence and effects of living beings in the environment. The acquisition of adequate knowledge of mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics and chemistry, as well as biological laboratory skills, is expected in the first two years of the Course. In the third year a practical-applicative internship of 275 hours (11 CFU) is activated to be carried out in university or extra-university facilities, under the guidance of a tutor. The internship is presented and discussed in the final exam (Degree exam). Bilateral agreements are in place to encourage student mobility to take exams and internships abroad.