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Bachelor´s degree in Biology

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The work developed by a student during one academic year, according to the indicative plan of the course and on a full time basis, totals 60 ECTS.
Common Core
Course unit title Year Regime Type Subject area ECTS credits
Animal Diversity 1 1st Semester Compulsory BIO 4.5
Biochemistry 1 1st Semester Compulsory BIO 6.0
Cellular Biology 1 1st Semester Compulsory BIO 4.5
Chemistry 1 1st Semester Compulsory CHE 6.0
Methods and Techniques in Cytology and Physiology 1 1st Semester Compulsory BIO 4.5
Zoology 1 1st Semester Compulsory BIO 4.5
Evolution 1 2nd Semester Compulsory BIO 3.0
Mathematics 1 2nd Semester Compulsory MAT 6.0
Methods and Techniques in Molecular Biology 1 2nd Semester Compulsory BIO 6.0
Molecular Biology 1 2nd Semester Compulsory BIO 3.0
Physics 1 2nd Semester Compulsory PH 6.0
Plant Diversity 1 2nd Semester Compulsory BIO 6.0

Areas of expertise

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Biology
Option rule
Course unit title Year Course unit code Duration Type Subject area ECTS credits
Algae and Fungi 2 01000615 1st Semester Compulsory BIO 6.0
Biostatistics 2 01000626 1st Semester Compulsory BIO 6.0
Genetics 2 01000929 1st Semester Compulsory BIO 6.0
Microbiology 2 01001033 1st Semester Compulsory BIO 6.0
Animal Physiology 2 01000872 2nd Semester Compulsory BIO 6.0
Diffentiation & Development 2 01000784 2nd Semester Compulsory BIO 6.0
Metabolism 2 01000993 2nd Semester Compulsory BIO 6.0
Plant Physiology 2 01000918 2nd Semester Compulsory BIO 6.0
Cellular Phisiology 2 01000883 1st Semester Elective BIO 6.0
Geomorphology 2 01003782 1st Semester Elective GE 6.0
Laboratories of Enzymology and Chemistry of Proteins 2 01004605 1st Semester Elective BIO 6.0
Marine Biology and Ecology 2 01000691 1st Semester Elective BIO 6.0
Metallic Mineral Resources 2 01003864 1st Semester Elective GE 6.0
Sedimentology 2 01003754 1st Semester Elective GE 6.0
Tectonics 2 01003853 1st Semester Elective GE 6.0
Chemical Ecology in Aquatic Systems 2 01009284 2nd Semester Elective BIO 6.0
Ecophysiology 2 01000817 2nd Semester Elective BIO 6.0
Infection and Immunity 2 01004638 2nd Semester Elective BIO 6.0
Introduction to Forensic Anthropology 2 01002386 2nd Semester Elective ANT 6.0
Limnology 2 01000971 2nd Semester Elective BIO 6.0
Paleoanthropology 2 01002195 2nd Semester Elective ANT 6.0
Palinology 2 01001078 2nd Semester Elective BIO 6.0
Physical Biochemistry 2 01004548 2nd Semester Elective BIO 6.0
Physiological and Environmental Toxicology 2 01000894 2nd Semester Elective BIO 6.0
Scientific and Technical Communication 2 01002498 2nd Semester Elective PH 3.0
Course unit title Year Course unit code Duration Type Subject area ECTS credits
Bioinformatics 3 01000648 1st Semester Compulsory BIO 6.0
Biology of Conservation 3 01000663 1st Semester Compulsory BIO 6.0
Population and Community Ecology 3 01000828 1st Semester Compulsory BIO 6.0
Field Biology 3 01000674 2nd Semester Compulsory BIO 6.0
Functional Ecology 3 01000839 2nd Semester Compulsory BIO 6.0
Plant Development 3 01000773 2nd Semester Compulsory BIO 6.0
Behavioural Biology 3 01002268 1st Semester Elective ANT 6.0
Cellular Biophysics 3 01004580 1st Semester Elective BIO 6.0
Elements of Biophysics 3 01002506 1st Semester Elective PH 6.0
Human Phisiology 3 01000907 1st Semester Elective BIO 6.0
Inorganic Biochemistry 3 01004496 1st Semester Elective BIO 6.0
Metals in Medicine and Environment 3 01004662 1st Semester Elective BIO 6.0
Oncobiology 3 01001044 1st Semester Elective BIO 6.0
Plant Biotecnology 3 01000751 1st Semester Elective BIO 6.0
Primatology 3 01002156 1st Semester Elective ANT 6.0
Treatment of Water and Wastewater 3 01005091 1st Semester Elective CHE 6.0
Biomembranes 3 01004649 2nd Semester Elective BIO 6.0
Environmental Geology and Natural Risks 3 01003892 2nd Semester Elective GE 6.0
Geological Mapping I 3 01003746 2nd Semester Elective GE 6.0
Hydrogeology 3 01003881 2nd Semester Elective GE 6.0
Introduction to Structural Biochemistry 3 01004574 2nd Semester Elective BIO 3.0
Non-Metallic Minerals Resources 3 01003825 2nd Semester Elective GE 6.0
Paleontology 3 01003735 2nd Semester Elective GE 6.0
Structural Geology 3 01003808 2nd Semester Elective GE 6.0
Rules
  • The student should register in optional curricular units in a total of 24 ECTS (12 ECTS per semester), bearing in mind the maximum limit of optional ECTS, per subject area (ANT 6 ECTS, BIO 36 ECTS, BC 12 ECTS, GEO 24 ECTS and Free Option 6 ECTS). One of the optional curricular units may be chosen among those taught in the University, through the open list rule, subject to the approval of the course coordination.
Course unit title Year Course unit code Duration Type Subject area ECTS credits
Estuarine Benthic Ecology 01014638 2nd Semester Elective BIO 6.0
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Biology with Minor
Minor´s rule | Option rule
Course unit title Year Course unit code Duration Type Subject area ECTS credits
Algae and Fungi 2 01000615 1st Semester Compulsory BIO 6.0
Biostatistics 2 01000626 1st Semester Compulsory BIO 6.0
Genetics 2 01000929 1st Semester Compulsory BIO 6.0
Microbiology 2 01001033 1st Semester Compulsory BIO 6.0
Animal Physiology 2 01000872 2nd Semester Compulsory BIO 6.0
Diffentiation & Development 2 01000784 2nd Semester Compulsory BIO 6.0
Metabolism 2 01000993 2nd Semester Compulsory BIO 6.0
Plant Physiology 2 01000918 2nd Semester Compulsory BIO 6.0
Cellular Phisiology 2 01000883 1st Semester Elective BIO 6.0
Geomorphology 2 01003782 1st Semester Elective GE 6.0
Metallic Mineral Resources 2 01003864 1st Semester Elective GE 6.0
Sedimentology 2 01003754 1st Semester Elective GE 6.0
Tectonics 2 01003853 1st Semester Elective GE 6.0
Minor´s rule | Option rule
Course unit title Year Course unit code Duration Type Subject area ECTS credits
Population and Community Ecology 3 01000828 Semestrial Compulsory BIO 6.0
Field Biology 3 01000674 2nd Semester Compulsory BIO 6.0
Functional Ecology 3 01000839 2nd Semester Compulsory BIO 6.0
Bioinformatics 3 01000648 1st Semester Elective BIO 6.0
Biology of Conservation 3 01000663 1st Semester Elective BIO 6.0
Environmental Geology and Natural Risks 3 01003892 2nd Semester Elective GE 6.0
Geological Mapping I 3 01003746 2nd Semester Elective GE 6.0
Hydrogeology 3 01003881 2nd Semester Elective GE 6.0
Non-Metallic Minerals Resources 3 01003825 2nd Semester Elective GE 6.0
Plant Development 3 01000773 2nd Semester Elective BIO 6.0
Structural Geology 3 01003808 2nd Semester Elective GE 6.0
Course unit title Year Course unit code Duration Type Subject area ECTS credits
Human Phisiology 01000907 1st Semester Elective BIO 6.0
Marine Biology and Ecology 01000691 1st Semester Elective BIO 6.0
Plant Biotecnology 01000751 1st Semester Elective BIO 6.0
Chemical Ecology in Aquatic Systems 01009284 2nd Semester Elective BIO 6.0
Ecophysiology 01000817 2nd Semester Elective BIO 6.0
Estuarine Benthic Ecology 01014638 2nd Semester Elective BIO 6.0
Infection and Immunity 01004638 2nd Semester Elective BIO 6.0
Limnology 01000971 2nd Semester Elective BIO 6.0
Paleontology 01003735 2nd Semester Elective GE 6.0
Palinology 01001078 2nd Semester Elective BIO 6.0

Minors

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Minor in Anthropology
Course unit title Year Course unit code Duration Type ECTS credits
Anthropology of the Body 01002375 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Behavioural Biology 01002268 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Culture and Cognition 01002358 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Ethnography and Fieldwork 01002178 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Human Ecology and Adaptation 01002257 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Human Populations Genetics 01002303 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Introduction to Forensic Anthropology 01002386 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Introduction to Social Anthropology 01002133 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Kinship, Gender and Ethnicity 01002243 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Material Culture and Museology 01002167 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Paleoanthropology 01002195 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Primatology 01002156 Semestrial Elective 6.0
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Minor in Biochemistry
Course unit title Year Course unit code Duration Type ECTS credits
Biochemistry I 01004468 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Biochemistry II 01004485 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Biomolecular Spectroscopy 01004552 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Cellular Biophysics 01004580 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Inorganic Biochemistry 01004496 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Laboratories of Biochemistry II 01004479 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Laboratories of Enzymology and Chemistry of Proteins 01004605 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Laboratories of Physiology and Cell Biophysics 01004591 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Physical Biochemistry 01004548 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Practical classes of Molecular Biology 01004563 Semestrial Elective 6.0
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Minor in Biophysics
Course unit title Year Course unit code Duration Type ECTS credits
Biochemistry I 01004468 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Biomolecular Spectroscopy 01004552 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Biophysics 01003155 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Cellular Biology of the Human Development 01003645 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Cellular Biophysics 01004580 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Complements of Physics 01002528 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Electromagnetism I 01002618 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Modern Physics 01003134 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Optics 01003140 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Physical Biochemistry 01004548 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Thermodynamics 01002629 Semestrial Elective 6.0
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Minor in Chemistry
Course unit title Year Course unit code Duration Type ECTS credits
Bioelectrochemistry 01004882 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Biological Chemistry 01004818 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Chemistry Lab 01005207 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Inorganic Chemistry 01004846 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Organic Chemistry I 01004854 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Organic Chemistry II 01004860 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Physical Chemistry I 01005218 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Treatment of Water and Wastewater 01005091 Semestrial Elective 6.0
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Minor in Computation
Course unit title Year Course unit code Duration Type ECTS credits
Analysis of Algorithms 01001387 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Computational Visualization 02021960 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Computational Visualization 01002066 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Data Structures and Algorithms 01000197 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Databases 01001330 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Mathematical Logic 01001324 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Object-Oriented Programming 01001412 Semestrial Elective 6.0
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Minor in Entrepreneurship
Course unit title Year Course unit code Duration Type ECTS credits
Enterprises Accounting and Management 01006219 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Financial Management 01006225 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Information Systems 01000298 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Inovation and Entrepreneurship 01006038 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Organizational behaviour and management 01006247 Semestrial Elective 6.0
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Minor in Geographical Engineering
Course unit title Year Course unit code Duration Type ECTS credits
Applied topography 01001507 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Geodesy 01001466 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Mapping and geographic information systems 01001477 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Photogrammetry 01001488 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Register 01001499 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Topography 01001692 Semestrial Elective 6.0
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Minor in Geological Engineering and Mines
Course unit title Year Course unit code Duration Type ECTS credits
General Geology 01003694 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Geological Mapping 01002424 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Geophysical Prospecting 01002441 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Metallic Mineral Resources 01003864 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Mineralogy and petrology 01002402 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Non-Metallic Minerals Resources 01003825 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Rock mechanics 01002430 Semestrial Elective 6.0
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Minor in Geology
Course unit title Year Course unit code Duration Type ECTS credits
Environmental Geology and Natural Risks 01003892 Semestrial Elective 6.0
General Geology 01003694 Semestrial Elective 6.0
General Mineralogy and Petrology 01003937 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Geological Mapping I 01003746 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Geology of Portugal 01004003 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Geomorphology 01003782 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Hydrogeology 01003881 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Paleontology 01003735 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Sedimentology 01003754 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Stratigraphy 01003793 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Tectonics 01003853 Semestrial Elective 6.0
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Minor in Information and Decision
Course unit title Year Course unit code Duration Type ECTS credits
Combinatorial Optimisation 01001401 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Enterprises Accounting and Management 01006219 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Financial Management 01006225 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Game Theory 01001423 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Linear Programming 01001313 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Sampling and Surveys 01001376 Semestrial Elective 6.0
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Minor in Mathematics
Course unit title Year Course unit code Duration Type ECTS credits
Commutative Algebra 01001297 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Complements of Mathematics 01001455 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Complex Analysis 01001359 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Curves and Surfaces 01001242 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Differentiable Manifolds 01001434 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Differential Equations and Modelling 01001203 Semestrial Elective 7.5
Mathematical Logic 01001324 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Numerical Mathematics I 01001275 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Numerical Mathematics II 01001341 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Topology and Linear Analysis 01001302 Semestrial Elective 6.0
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Minor in Physics
Course unit title Year Course unit code Duration Type ECTS credits
Classical Mechanics I 01002764 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Classical Mechanics II 01002781 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Complements of Physics 01002528 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Computational Physics 01002874 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Electromagnetism I 01002618 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Electronics 01002660 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Introduction to Astrophysics 01002837 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Laboratory Physics II 01002792 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Modern Physics 01003134 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Physics of Music 01008470 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Quantum Mechanics I 01002646 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Thermodynamics 01002629 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Waves and Optics 01002654 Semestrial Elective 6.0
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Minor in Sciences of the Space
Course unit title Year Course unit code Duration Type ECTS credits
Astronomy Elements 01002088 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Celestial Mechanics 01001398 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Geophysics 01003836 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Geosystems 01003948 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Introduction to Astrophysics 01002837 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Introduction to Physics 01002916 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Modern Physics 01003134 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Optics 01003140 Semestrial Elective 6.0
Spatial Systems of Positioning and Navigation 01002077 Semestrial Elective 6.0
The optional course units are offered on a yearly basis, depending on the availability of the Organic Unit