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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 Catalan 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
20142 - Legal Framework of Biology Elective 6,0 Catalan 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
21516 - Methods and Techniques of in Molecular Biology Elective 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
21517 - Molecular Biology of Systems Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20147 - Practical Placements in Biology Elective 6,0 Spanish Annual
20143 - Didactics of Biology Elective 6,0

Calendar, specified by time groups

Timetable group Schedule Examinations
Biology degree 1st year 1st semester morning group schedule examinations
Biology degree 1st year 1st semester evening group schedule examinations
Biology degree 1st year 2nd semester morning group schedule examinations
Biology degree 1st year 2nd semester evening group schedule examinations
GBIO_All the exams of all the years schedule examinations