The course of study lasts three years and requires a total commitment of 180 credits. It is organized in such a way that in the first year it provides you with a solid basic knowledge in fundamental subjects such as mathematics, physics, and chemistry, but also in disciplines from the different areas of the life sciences such as cytology, zology, biology, embryology, and comparative anatomy. Starting in the second year, you will be able to enrich your education with characterizing and integrative teachings, which will allow specific insights in the fields of general biology, environmental biology, molecular biology, morphological-functional biology, biosanitation, ecology and biodiversity. You will also have the opportunity to direct the educational project according to your interests, taking advantage of 12 credits to choose from among the teachings offered by the degree program or teachings activated at other courses of study at the University, which are consistent with the curriculum. Thanks to a relevant portion of training credits allocated to laboratory activities you will also acquire solid operational and applicative skills and competences in the biological field, with particular reference to wide-ranging technical procedures of biological and instrumental analysis, aimed at both research and monitoring and control activities. Finally, training credits are provided dedicated to transversal activities of internship and orientation to the world of work, in particular practical-experimental activities at the University's research laboratories or at affiliated external facilities, which will teach you the main experimental methodologies. At the conclusion you will be able to carry out a period of study or internship at European university facilities participating in the Erasmus+ project.