Natural Sciences

Campo di spighe di grano: particolare
Bachelor
A.Y. 2020/2021
L-32 - Environmental sciences
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
Aim of this course is to offer a balanced synthesys of knowledge and methods both in the biologic area and in the earth-sciences, which are the bases for professional activities concerning the interpretation and the protection of the recent natural world and its past evolution, focusing specifically on the correlation between organisms, substrate and environment.
The course is aimed to provide the students with an exhaustive learning of the natural world as well as the experimentation of the scientific method for the study of the biologic components, their mutual interactions, and their interactions with the physical environment; it will prepare graduates which will be able to correctly interpret both the biotic and abiotic factors of the environment and their interactions. The studies are widely multidisciplinary, ranging from biology to geology and to geography, with robust bases of chemistry and physics.
The course is aimed to prepare graduates who could have access to works with technical and professional functions in surveys and in the analysis, classification, preservation and recovery of the biotic components of the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. These activities could be carried out in parks, natural reserves, museums, and teaching institutions. Graduates in this discipline could also be employed in the analysis and monitoring of systems and biological processes both in natural settings and in anthropic ones, in order to preserve the natural environment, to check and ameliorate its quality, to identify and protect the natural and cultural heritage.
Employment statistics (Almalaurea)

Candidates with a high school diploma or an equivalent foreign qualification according to M.D. October 22, 2004 n.270 can be admitted to the three-year degree course in Natural Sciences.

The degree course in Natural Sciences is limited in number to 300 positions in the first year in order to guarantee the quality of the educational offer and  it requires the completion of a TOLC-S (CISIA Online Test) as test of access. 

The TOLC-S can be taken at the University of Milan or any other university belonging to CISIA (Interuniversity Consortium Integrated Access Systems). Registration for the TOLC-S must be made on the CISIA website (ww.cisiaonline.it). The TOLC-S comprises the following sections: Basic mathematics (20 questions - 50 minutes), Reasoning and problems (10 questions - 20 minutes), Text-comprehension (20 questions - 10 minutes), Basic sciences (10 questions - 20 minutes). Each question has 5 possible answers, only one of which is correct. Scores are as follows: +1 for every correct answer, -0.25 for every wrong answer, 0 for every answer not given. In TOLC-S, there is also a section of English, consisting of 30 questions to be carried out in 15 minutes, the outcome of which does not contribute to the test score.

For any other information about the TOLC test please visit  https://www.cisiaonline.it/area-tematica-tolc-scienze/struttura-della-prova-e-syllabus/.

The requirements and the announcement are available at https://scienzenaturali.cdl.unimi.it/it/iscriversi.

Students who have completed the TOLC-S and have enrolled for admission to the degree course in Natural Sciences, will be included in the merit ranking, formulated on the basis of the score reported in the test. The winners will be able to matriculate within the deadlines indicated in the announcement. The students who have not achieved a score greater than or equal to 10 in the Mathematics will be assigned Additional Training Obligations (OFA). 

Support activities will be organized for students with OFA, followed by a recovery test. The students who do not pass the recovery test will not be able to take any second year exam before having passed the exam of Institutions of Mathematics and Statistics (link: https://scienzenaturali.cdl.unimi.it/it/studiare/le- freshmen). 

More information is available at https://www.unimi.it/it/studiare/frequenta-un-corso-di-laurea/iscriversi/iscriversi-una-prima-laurea

As part of the ERASMUS + program, agreements have been made with Spanish, French and Romanian universities for students enrolled in the Bachelor's Degree in Natural Sciences. Diring the study period abroad the students can attend courses and take the related exams, and carry out research for the degree thesis. Students admitted to the mobility program must submit a study plan proposal that includes the training activities they plan to carry out abroad. The number of CFU of the proposed plan must, as far as possible, correspond to what the student would acquire in an equivalent period of time at his university. The proposed activities, chosen as part of the host university's educational activities, must be consistent with the educational project of the degree course. The study plan must be submitted for approval to the Erasmus Commission of the Collegio Didattico Interdipartimentale. The Commission may ask the student to integrate the program of an exam taken in the host university with an interview to be carried out in the University of Milano on an agreed supplementary program. At the end of the mobility program, in compliance with the University guidelines, the exams passed in the approved study plan will be recorded in the student's career with the original name of the course in the host foreign university, and their ECTS converted into CFU and the vote expressed in thirtieths.

Mandatory for laboratory activities, field research and stages; recommended for other teaching activities.

Courses list

year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Botany 12 104 Italian BIO/01 BIO/02
- Morphology of land plants6
- Systematic Botany6
Chemistry 10 92 Italian CHIM/03 CHIM/06
- General Chemistry4
- Organic Chemistry6
Fundamental of mathematics and statistics 12 120 Italian MAT/01 MAT/02 MAT/03 MAT/04 MAT/05 MAT/06 MAT/07 MAT/08 MAT/09
- Mathematics8
- Statistics4
Zoology 12 100 Italian BIO/05
- General Zoology4
- Systematic Zoology8
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
General and environmental biology with elements of Histology 8 68 Italian BIO/06
Physical geography and cartography 8 68 Italian GEO/04
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Physics 6 56 Italian FIS/01 FIS/02 FIS/03 FIS/04 FIS/05 FIS/06 FIS/07 FIS/08
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English assessment B1 (2 ECTS) 2 0 Italian
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Ecology and behavioural ecology 15 124 Italian BIO/07
- Behavioural ecology6
- Ecology9
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Comparative anatomy 7 60 Italian BIO/06 BIO/16
Genetics 8 76 Italian BIO/18
Mineralogy 6 52 Italian GEO/06
Paleontology 6 52 Italian GEO/01
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
General and environmental physiology 8 64 Italian BIO/09
Geology 6 52 Italian GEO/02
Petrography 6 52 Italian GEO/07
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Developmental biology 6 48 Italian BIO/01 BIO/06
Environmental microbiology 6 48 Italian BIO/19
Freshwater biology 6 64 Italian BIO/05
General entomology 6 48 Italian AGR/11
Geopedology 6 48 Italian GEO/04
Nature conservation 6 52 Italian BIO/07
Vertebrate zoology 6 52 Italian BIO/05
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Evolutionary biology 6 48 Italian BIO/02 BIO/05 BIO/18 BIO/19
Geographic Information Systems 6 56 Italian INF/01
Optional
Anthropology and archaeological excavation 6 48 Italian BIO/08
Climatology 6 48 Italian GEO/04
Geobotany 6 48 Italian BIO/02
Geomorphology 6 48 Italian GEO/04
Mineral resources and environmental interactions 6 56 Italian GEO/09
Paleontology heritage and excavations 6 48 Italian GEO/01
Plant physiology 6 48 Italian BIO/04
Quaternary climat changes 6 48 Italian GEO/02
Vascular plants 6 48 Italian BIO/01 BIO/02
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final exam 4 0 Italian
Study plan rules
1 - Lo studente dovrà acquisire 12 CFU scegliendo tra gli insegnamenti di seguito elencati, di cui non più di 6 CFU in ambito Ecologico (BIO/03-BIO/07-GEO/04).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Developmental biology 6 48 Italian First semester BIO/01 BIO/06
Environmental microbiology 6 48 Italian First semester BIO/19
Freshwater biology 6 64 Italian First semester BIO/05
General entomology 6 48 Italian First semester AGR/11
Geopedology 6 48 Italian First semester GEO/04
Nature conservation 6 52 Italian First semester BIO/07
Vertebrate zoology 6 52 Italian First semester BIO/05
Anthropology and archaeological excavation 6 48 Italian Second semester BIO/08
Climatology 6 48 Italian Second semester GEO/04
Geobotany 6 48 Italian Second semester BIO/02
Geomorphology 6 48 Italian Second semester GEO/04
Mineral resources and environmental interactions 6 56 Italian Second semester GEO/09
Paleontology heritage and excavations 6 48 Italian Second semester GEO/01
Plant physiology 6 48 Italian Second semester BIO/04
Quaternary climat changes 6 48 Italian Second semester GEO/02
Vascular plants 6 48 Italian Second semester BIO/01 BIO/02
2 - Lo studente dovrà acquisire autonomamente 12 cfu tra tutti gli insegnamenti attivati dall'Ateneo (meglio se scelti all'interno dell'area scientifica), purchè coerenti con il progetto formativo, previa valutazione da parte del proprio tutor e approvazione da parte della Commissione preposta. Rientrano pertanto in questa scelta anche gli insegnamenti sopra elencati (in questo caso non è necessaria l'approvazione di tutor e commissione).
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Field activity, training activity and laboraties 8 48 Italian
L'esame di Petrografia deve essere preceduto da quello di Mineralogia.
Prescribed foundation courses
Learning activityPrescribed foundation courses
Petrography Mineralogy (compulsory)
Location
Milano
Course locations
Sede corsi: Dipartimento di Bioscienze (via Celoria 26), Settore Didattico (via Celoria 20, via Golgi 19, via Venezian 14), Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra (via Mangiagalli 34 e via Botticelli 23)
Laboratory locations
Sede laboratori: Dipartimento di Bioscienze (via Celoria 26), Settore Didattico (via Celoria 20, via Golgi 19, via Venezian 14), Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra (via Mangiagalli 34 e via Botticelli 23)
Head of study programme
Erasmus and international mobility tutor 
Internship tutor
University and programme transfer tutor
Credit recognition tutor
Quality Assurance Delegate
Contacts

The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:

  • The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
  • The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year) 
  • An additional fee is due for online programmes

The University also offers:

  • Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
  • Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
  • Concessions for international students with refugee status

Scholarships and benefits

The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).

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Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Limited enrollment with admission test

Places available: 300 + 4 reserved for non-EU citizens + 1 reserved for students in the Marco Polo project

Call for applications

Please refer to the call for admission test dates and contents, and how to register.

Session: 1

Application for admission: from 22/04/2020 to 15/06/2020

Application for matriculation: from 17/06/2020 to 23/06/2020

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Session: 2

Application for admission: from 24/06/2020 to 22/07/2020

Application for matriculation: from 27/07/2020 to 07/08/2020

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Session: 3

Application for admission: from 10/08/2020 to 14/09/2020

Application for matriculation: from 24/09/2020 to 30/09/2020

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Attachments and documents

ranking list

Session: 4

Application for admission: application deadlines will be published shortly.

Application for matriculation: from 02/10/2020 to 15/10/2020

The call for applications is being finalized