Natural sciences

Bachelor's degree programme

General information

Disciplinary areaScience
Duration 3 years - 180 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
Language Taught in Italian
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


The first level degree course in Natural Sciences is designed to provide the students with a high interdisciplinary knowledge of nature, environment, and landscape. It is also aimed at developing analytical and observation skills, coupled with field practice and internships in the world of work. Issues addressed during the studies are the description of biotic and abiotic components and their interactions, as well as the understanding of the processes by which ecosystems work, in order to learn from the past, understand the present and predict the future. The course meets the demand for graduate education in Natural Sciences coming from the territory, in order to maintain a cultural and scientific tradition which is of great significance in the context of cultural, scientific and professional activities actually developed in the UNIMORE Athenaeum and in the Emilia Romagna region. In fact, a significant and long-standing demand for education in this field mainly comes from the school system, from local authorities, from the scientific community and, in recent years, from those sectors of the world of work dealing with environmental issues.

Course content

The degree course in Natural Sciences is intended to lead you throughout a comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of Environmental Sciences. The matter of study is really wide and encompasses present and past living beings as well as Earth Sciences. Such a broad knowledge is nowadays of paramount importance. In order to protect and valorize both Nature and Environment in all their aspects, in fact, it is necessary to develop a broad knowledge about animals and plants inhabiting the Planet Earth, as well as about natural and anthropic hazards threatening them. Furthermore, a key aspect in defending Nature and Environment is their valorization, obtained by promoting cultural activities aimed at their knowledge (teaching, museums, natural parks, theme parks, and popular science), and by supporting environmentally friendly economic activities. Both of these aspects, that are intended to attract more and more attention and awareness in the future, can concretize in good employment opportunities for the experts in the field.

Career options

Regional demand for graduates in Natural Sciences has always been fulfilled by the university in order to maintain a relevant cultural and scientific tradition in the sector of cultural, scientific and professional activity. There has always been a considerable demand for education in this field, mainly originating from schools, public administration and the world of popular science and more recently from occupations which are increasingly involved with environmental issues. Thus, if you decide to not pursue further studies or to undertake, at the same time, also a work, you can carry out professional activities in the field of collection, representation and interpretation of naturalistic data necessary for the management and protection of the environment (environmental monitoring, decontamination, assessments and environmental certification), and training activities and dissemination in public or private sectors who work for the protection and enhancement of the natural heritage. The first level degree in Natural Sciences allows access to several professional fields. The following are the Nomenclature and Classification of Professional Unit encoded with the European version of the International Classification of Occupations (ISCO-08). 3.1.5 Safety and quality inspectors 3.2.1 Life science technicians and related associate professional 3.3.4 Other teaching associate professionals 3.4.3 Administrative associate professionals 3.4.7 Artistic, entertainment and sports associate professionals It is important to note that these job opportunities do not mean that a degree in Natural Sciences will surely find a job in one of these areas, but that the course lays the groundwork for the development of these professions. And anyway, not all, but only those that will deepen the student on the basis of educational courses that will choose during his career (ie, optional courses, internship and Master Thesis).

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Course Director
prof. Annalisa Ferretti
Prof. Antonio Todaro

The course is managed by the Department of Chemical and Geological Sciences