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B.Sc.Biology

Tuition fee €2,600.00 per year
Application fee €100.00 one-time

Overview

After completion of this study programme students will be able:

- To understand principles of immune, nervous and other systems, their structures, integration with other vital systems of biological objects;
- To work with living cells, organisms, populations.
- To evaluate processes taking place inside of the cell, work with cell cultures under laboratory conditions, to apply obtained results for modeling of biological systems, to evaluate intercellular interconnections, relations between single individuals and populations;
- To apply modern investigation methods, to work according principles of good laboratory practice, rules of bioethics, to collect, process, preserve and prepare research material under laboratory and field conditions;
- To apply acquired knowledge to solve emerging problems, to recognize, analyze biological problems, – To plan strategies to solve these problems,
- To plan and carry out various measurements, process and interpret biological data,
- To classify and present these data;
- To analyze diversity, morphological structure, composition, nourishment, reproduction, life cycles, classification of biological objects, to characterize biological object systems, their functioning and interaction.

Programme structure

1 Year
I semester
A, B, D courses* – 18;
General Biology – 3;
Mathematics 1 – 6;

II semester
A, B, D subjects* – 6;
Invertebrate Biology – 5;
Plant, Fungi and Algae Systematics and Morphology – 5;
Mathematics 2 – 6;
General Physics – 6;
Plant Biology Practice – 5;

2 Year
I semester

A, B, D courses* – 12;
Vertebrate Biology – 5;
General and Analytical Chemistry – 5;
Molecular Physics and Optics – 5;
Professional Language in Natural Sciences – 3;

II semester
A, B, D courses* – 8;
Plant Ecophysiology – 6;
Morphophysiology – 5;
Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry – 6;
Animal Biology Practice – 5;

3 Year
I semester

A, B, D courses* – 4;
Biochemistry – 6;
Statistical methods in Environmental Sciences and Biology – 6;
Physical and Colloidal Chemistry – 6;
Term Paper No 1 – 2;

II semester
Biophysics – 5;
Microbiology and Basic Immunology – 6;
General Genetics – 6;
Term Paper No 2 – 3;

4 Year
I semester

Cell Biology – 6;
Evolutionary and Population Genetics – 6;
Developmental Biology – 6;
Ecogenetoxicology and health – 5;
Special Biology Practice – 5;

II semester
Basic Biotechnology and Bioinformatics – 6;
Neurobiology – 6;
Final Thesis – 15;

*A, B – optional courses.
D – elective courses.

Career opportunities

Graduates can work at the:

Companies related to biotechnology, biopharmaceutics and food industry;
Research and study organizations dealing with various activities related to biotechnology, bioinformatics, biopharmaceutics, and environment preservation.

The BA programme in Biology provides the following study opportunities at Masters’s Degree level:

Biology, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Ecology, and other master programmes related to physical and biomedical sciences.

Apply now! Fall semester 2018/19
Application start
Mar 1, 2018
Application deadline
Jul 15, 2018 23:59
Europe/Riga time
Studies commence
Aug 24, 2018

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States