Biology is a science of great importance for the sustainable development of society. It aims to understand the phenomenon of life, observing it from different perspectives and attending to the different levels of complexity in which it manifests itself. From the molecules with which the different structures are constructed and the biological information is transmitted, to the ecosystems in which the communities are integrated with their environment, passing through the cells and multicellular organisms, with their panoply of physical and chemical signals that ensure The good functioning of the living being, everything is important and necessary in the formation of a modern biologist. Chemistry treats the properties, changes and reactions of all kinds of compounds and materials; The investigation of structures and mechanisms of chemical transformations; And the synthesis of new species or substances, in many cases for technological purposes. It provides the conceptual framework and methodology of Biochemistry, and is the core of a huge variety of industrial activities. It has a central participation in progress and welfare, developing new products and technologies that affect all areas of society, being one of the pillars of a country's competitive capacity. It presents possibilities of development in the protection of health and the environment, in the improvement of hygiene and sanitary conditions, in obtaining more and better foods and in the manufacture of new materials that improve the quality of life.
Why study the degree
The objective of the simultaneity program is the training of students who, at the end of their studies, have acquired the professional competences of the Degree in Biology and Degree in Chemistry Which will enable them to be integrated into the labor market, both in the fields of each of the degrees, and in the multiple areas where specifically the collaboration of both disciplines is needed. The students of the program, at the end of their studies will have two degree degrees (Degree in Chemistry and Degree in Biology).
The simultaneity program provides students with a scientific and technical training in accordance with current scientific methodologies, which allows them to assess the importance of the application of biology and chemistry in the industrial, economic, environmental and social context.
On the other hand, these studies provide the student with a solid and balanced base of theoretical-practical knowledge, skills and abilities that will allow him to continue his learning in specialized or multidisciplinary areas of both sciences.
What is learned
In the simultaneous study of both grades students will acquire knowledge about the diversity of living organisms, learning to identify them and to understand their organization and functioning.
They will understand the ways, mechanisms of interaction and reactions of living beings with the environment that surrounds them and analyze biological structures from macromolecules to more complex organisms.
They will acquire a solid and balanced base of theoretical and practical chemical knowledge, including research into the structures and mechanisms of chemical transformations and the synthesis of new compounds or substances.
They will learn to solve biological, chemical and biochemical problems effectively by developing constructive thinking and working collaboratively.
Likewise, they will develop the necessary skills and abilities to apply the knowledge acquired in solving problems and exercise a critical scientific opinion.
Finally, they will appreciate the importance of research, innovation and technological development in the socio-economic and cultural progress of society, and express themselves in the official languages ​​of our community.
Structure of the Study
General Chemistry 1
Introduction to Botany: General Botany
General Chemistry 2
General Chemistry 3
Analytical Chemistry 1
Physical Chemistry 1
Organic Chemistry 1
Systematic Botany: Cryptogamy
Analytical Chemistry 2
Physical Chemistry 2
Organic Chemistry 2
Chemistry Laboratory 2
Analytical Chemistry Instrumental 1
Physical Chemistry 3
Inorganic Chemistry 1
Plant Physiology I
Experimentation in Physical Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry 2
Applied Microbiology and Microbiological Control
Plant Physiology II
Inorganic Chemistry 3
Expansion of Organic Chemistry
Applied Plant Physiology
Animal Physiology I
Analytical Chemistry Instrumental 2
Inorganic Chemistry 4
Experimentation in Organic Chemistry
Systematic Botany: Fanerogamy
Animal Physiology II
Advanced Analytical Chemistry and Chemometrics
Advanced Physics Chemistry
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Animal Biodiversity and the Environment
Ecology I: Individuals and Ecosystems
Design, Drafting and Project Management in Chemistry
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Genetics of Populations and Evolution
Functional Adaptations of Fauna al Medio
Ecology II: Populations and Communities
Science of Materials
Professional and academic outputs
The synergies between Biology and Chemistry make a specialist in both sciences have a promising future ahead, being able to find professional exits in many posts of any sector, being some of the most outstanding:
Administration, in positions of professional competence and academic level of Biologist and / or Chemist.
Scientific and technical advice.
Clinics, hospitals and laboratories.
Marketing and technical assistance to the customer, buyer or user of product, equipment, etc.
Quality Control, Audit and Accreditation.
Control, management, evaluation and environmental audit.
Rational and sustainable exploitation of natural resources (petrochemical, steel, metallurgical, lumber, paper, cement, ceramics, etc.).
Teaching of Biology, Chemistry and Sciences in general.
Pharmaceutical and food industries.
Perfumery industry, cosmetics, personal hygiene products and cleaning products.
Agrochemical industry (fertilizers, pesticides, etc.)
Electronic industry, plastics, synthetic fibers, rubber, etc.
Prevention of Occupational Risks and Industrial Hygiene.
Auxiliary products for industry (solvents, additives, catalysts, lubricants, paints, etc.).
Projection, installation, direction, management and control of laboratories and plants.
Biological chemistry, genomics and proteomics.
Treatment, storage and / or disposal of waste.
Treatment and water purification.
Transport of dangerous goods.
It is highly recommended that students have knowledge of biology, mathematics, physics and chemistry at the baccalaureate level, as well as predisposition to experimental sciences. Additional knowledge of Geology and the English language would also be desirable at an acceptable level (B1 or higher).
Skills and abilities expected from the student body
Critical analysis capability
Constancy, method and rigor at work
Ability to communicate and defend their hypotheses and conclusions
Capacity of concentration
Common access requirements
In order to request a place, one of the following access requirements established in art. 2 of RD 1892/2008:
To be in possession of the title of Bachillerato, or equivalent, and to pass the Test of Access to the University (PAU)
Comply with the requirements for access to the university in the educational systems of member states of the European Union or other states with which Spain has signed international agreements in this area.
Have passed the University Access Test for over 25 years, or have it passed, in the University System of Galicia, according to previous regulations.
Have passed the university entrance test for those over 45 years.
Possess a title of superior technician of professional formation, teachings of plastic arts and design or superior technical technician, or equivalent titles.
Possess an official university degree, a degree from correspondents to the previous order of university education (graduate, graduate, engineer, etc.) or equivalent degrees.
To be able to access the university according to educational orders prior to that established by Royal Decree 1892/2008, of November 14, not contemplated in the previous sections.