Degree in Biology

240 credits - Faculty of Science

Biology is the multi-angled science of the processes linked to life. Biology today comprises a wide variety of disciplines that are closely intertwined with other social areas such as medicine, biotechnology, agriculture, and the environment. Furthermore, biology as a science is undergoing exponential growth, both in social prominence and in the areas it covers.

The basic goal of this programme is to provide suitable up-to-date knowledge in the field of biology and the tools necessary to use this knowledge. Since this is an experiment-based degree, there are many practical courses. In this way, students in the programme will be able to work on: studying, identifying, analysing, and classifying living organisms and biological agents; researching, developing, and controlling biotechnology processes; the production, transformation, handling, preservation, and quality control of materials with biological origins; studying the biological effects of products of any nature; genetic studies and their applications; ecological studies; assessing environmental impact; planning, managing, using, and preserving natural resources both on land and in the sea; and providing teaching as well as scientific and technical advice on biological issues; etc.

 

 

 

Credit Summary

Core Training Mandatory Elective Subjects External Practicum Final Degree Project Total
  60   144   30   *   6 240
* The external placements are included as an elective subject

Subjects

First-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
20100 - Mathematics I Core Training 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20102 - Chemistry Core Training 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20103 - Biology Core Training 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20107 - Basic Laboratory Operations Core Training 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
21500 - Biochemistry Core Training 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20101 - Physics Core Training 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20104 - Mathematics II Core Training 6,0 Catalan, Spanish 2nd semester
20105 - Cytology and Histology Core Training 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
20106 - Geology Core Training 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20108 - Basic Field Operations Core Training 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
Second-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
20109 - Organic Chemistry for Life Sciences Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20110 - Microbiology Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20111 - Genetics Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20112 - Integrated Practices in Molecular and Cell Biology Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
21503 - Molecular Biology and Metabolic Control Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20113 - Botany I Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20114 - Zoology I Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
20115 - Advanced Microbiology Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
20116 - Evolution Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
20117 - Integrated Practices in Microbiology and Genetics Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
Third-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
20118 - Organography Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20119 - Plant Physiology Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20120 - Zoology II Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
21504 - Animal Physiology Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20121 - Botany II. Vascular Plants Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
20122 - Extended Study of Physiology: Human Physiology Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
20123 - Plant Ecophysiology Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
20124 - Populations and the Physical Environment Mandatory 6,0 English 2nd semester
20125 - Resources for Evaluation of Biodiversity Mandatory 6,0 Catalan Annual
20126 - Integrated Practices in Physiology and Cell Biology Mandatory 6,0 Catalan Annual
Fourth-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
20127 - Communities and Ecosystems Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20128 - Production and Performance of Projects Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20130 - Physiology and Genetics of Plant-Micro-organism Interactions Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20131 - Integrated Practices in Ecology Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20129 - Final Degree Project Final Degree Project 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
Elective subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
21146 - English for Science Elective 6,0 English 1st semester
20132 - Ecological Biochemistry Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20133 - Extended Study of Cellular Biology Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20134 - Botany Applied to the Job Market Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20135 - Parasitology and Fauna with an Incidence in Health Elective 6,0 English 2nd semester
20136 - Applied Microbiology Elective 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
20137 - Applied Genetics Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20138 - Physiology of Behaviour Elective 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
20139 - Applications of Plant Physiology Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20140 - Global Ecology Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20141 - Marine Biology Elective 6,0 English 2nd semester
20144 - Pharmacology Elective 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
20145 - Nutrition and Metabolism Elective 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
20146 - History of the Earth and Life Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20147 - Practical Placements in Biology Elective 6,0 Spanish Annual
20142 - Legal Framework of Biology Elective 6,0
20143 - Didactics of Biology Elective 6,0

Calendar, specified by time groups

Timetable group Schedule Examinations
Degree in Biology. First year_group 01 Morning schedule examinations
Degree in Biology. First year_group 02 Afternoon schedule examinations