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Concurrent Programme of Studies for Degree in Biology and Degree in Chemistry

2018/2019 · 369 credits

What you learn

In the simultaneous study of both degrees, students will acquire knowledge on the diversity of living organisms, learning to identify them and understand their organisation and how they function. They will understand the means, interactive mechanisms and reactions of living beings with their environment and will analyse the biological structures from macromolecules to the most complex organisms. They will acquire a solid, balanced base of theoretical-practical chemical knowledge, including researching structures and mechanisms of chemical transformations and the synthesis of new compounds or substances. They will learn to resolve biological, chemical and biochemical problems in an effective manner, developing constructive thought and working in a collaborative way. Likewise, they will develop the skills and abilities needed to apply their acquired knowledge when resolving problems and presenting a critical scientific opinion. Finally, they will know how to assess the importance of research, innovation and technological development in in the socioeconomic and cultural advancement of society and express themselves in the official languages of our community.

Professional and academic career

Professional and academic career

The synergies between Biology and Chemistry mean that a specialist in both sciences has a promising future ahead, being able to find professional openings in a multitude of workplaces in any sector, the following being the most significant:

  • Aquaculture.
  • Administration, in positions of professional competence and academic level of Biology and/or Chemistry.
  • Scientific-technical consultancy.
  • Biotechnology.
  • Biochemistry.
  • Clinics, hospitals and laboratories.
  • Marketing and technical assistance for the client, buyer or product/equipment user etc.
  • Quality control, auditing and accreditation.
  • Control, management, evaluation and environmental audit.
  • Rational and sustainable industrial use of natural resources (petrochemistry, iron and steel, metallurgical, wood industry, paper industry, cement industry, ceramics etc.).
  • Teaching Biology, Chemistry and science in general.
  • Pharmaceutical and food industries.
  • Perfume industry, cosmetics industry and personal hygiene products and cleaning.
  • Agrochemical industry (fertiliser, pesticides etc.).
  • Electronic, plastics, synthetic fibres and rubber industry etc.
  • Research.
  • Botanical gardens.
  • Zoos.
  • Scientific policy.
  • Prevention of Occupational Risks and Industrial Hygiene.
  • Auxiliary products for the industry (solvents, additives, catalysts, lubricants, paints, etc.).
  • Radiochemical products.
  • Planning, installation, management and control of laboratories and plants.
  • Forensic Chemistry.
  • Biological chemistry, genomics and proteomics.
  • Treatment, storage and/or waste disposal.
  • Treatment and purification of water.
  • Transport of dangerous goods.

Planning for teaching

Study structure

The degrees are organized by courses. Click on a academic year for more information.

  Guide Type QTR. credits
Mathematics 1 Core 1st 6 ECTS
General Chemistry 1 Core 1st 6 ECTS
Physical Geography Core 1st 6 ECTS
Biology: Basic Levels of Organisation of Life I (Cells) Core 1st 6 ECTS
Introduction to Botany: General Botany Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
General Chemistry 2 Core 2nd 6 ECTS
General Chemistry 3 Core 2nd 6 ECTS
Physics Core 2nd 6 ECTS
Statistics Core 2nd 6 ECTS
Biology: Basic Levels of Organisation of Life II (Tissues) Core 2nd 6 ECTS
Biochemistry I Core 2nd 6 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Analytical Chemistry 1 Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Physical Chemistry 1 Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Organic Chemistry 1 Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Biochemistry II Core 1st 6 ECTS
Plant Systematics: Cryptogamia Core 1st 6 ECTS
Zoology I Core 1st 6 ECTS
Analytical Chemistry 2 Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Physical Chemistry 2 Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Organic Chemistry 2 Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Chemistry Laboratory 2 Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Microscopic Organography Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Zoology II Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Instrumental Analytical Chemistry 1 Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Physical Chemistry 3 Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Inorganic Chemistry 1 Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Chemical Engineering Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Microbiology Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Plant Physiology I Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Experimental Physical Chemistry Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Inorganic Chemistry 2 Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Applied Microbiology and Microbiological Control Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Genetics Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Plant Physiology II Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Inorganic Chemistry 3 Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Intermediate Organic Chemistry Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Microbiology Techniques Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Molecular Genetics Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Applied Plant Physiology Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Animal Physiology I Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Instrumental Analytical Chemistry 2 Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Inorganic Chemistry 4 Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Experimental Organic Chemistry Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Plant Systematics: Phanerogamia Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Animal Physiology II Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Advanced Analytical Chemistry and Chemometrics Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Advanced Physical Chemistry Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Advanced Organic Chemistry Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Animal Biodiversity and the Environment Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Ecology I: Individuals and Ecosystems Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Design, Elaboration and Management of Chemistry Projects Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Population Genetics and Evolution Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Functional Adaptations of Animals in the Environment Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Ecology II: Populations and Communities Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Materials Science Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Human Ecology Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Final Dissertation Compulsory 2nd 15 ECTS
Final Dissertation Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS

Teachers

The study is taught by teachers from the departments of: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physical and Sports Education and Physics and Earth Sciences

The degrees are organized by courses. Click on a academic year for more information.

Student mobility

UDC holds student mobility agreements with universities and other third-level institutions across four continents. Students are offered several opportunities each year to apply to study abroad in one of these centres (for a single term or for a whole year), with the guarantee that all credits obtained will be duly recognised in their academic record upon their return.

For each round of applications, the University publishes the list of exchange options available to students and, where relevant, the specific conditions associated with each. Students may also apply to the University for funding for international work experience placements and internships.

Work experience placements are accredited in the student's academic record and the European diploma supplement. Students are free to decide in which host company or academic institution within the EHEA they wish to carry out their placement. To assist them in their search, the University has created an online noticeboard with jobs postings and other news.

Work-study placements in A Coruña are arranged by the International Relations Office (ORI) of the UDC in collaboration with the international relations coordinators in the student’s home university. The general entry criteria, rights and obligations of students, and admission and acceptance procedures for the programme, are regulated by the UDC Mobility Policy.