Bachelor's Degree programme in Natural resources and the environment

Degree title:
Bachelor of Science
Degree program type:
Bachelor's Degree
180 cr
Responsible organisation:
Faculty of Mathematics and Science
Coordinating organisation:
Department of Biological and Environmental Science
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024


In the Bachelor's Programme in Natural resources and the environment, studies are focused on the structure and function of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems as well as on human impact to those ecosystems and especially their natural resources. Students learn the basic principles, theories and information needs as well as basic information about ecological, economic and socially sustainable use principles and boundaries. The goal is that you will be well-versed in the subject and have the skills to apply the knowledge you have acquired in a Master's degree programme. In the Master's programme you can specialize in either aquatic sciences or environmental science. 

Learning outcomes

The Bachlor's degree prepares students for working collegially. Graduates are eager to apply their knowledge, appreciate professional skills and wants to continue their professional development.

Graduates understand:

  • basic phenomena of life,
  • the principles underlying scientific research,
  • good scientific practices and ethical principles,
  • sufficiently the field's knowledge and skills that will allow them to pursue advanced studies in national or international masters degree programmes,
  • multidisciplinary knowledge and methods that stengthen understanding of the main study subject,
  • the relevance of the field and its study to society.

Graduates are able to:

  • acquire, learn and organize information critically and objectively , in particular the scientific texts of the field.
  • apply their knowledge and use central methods and tools, as well as evaluate their use of those data, methods and tools.
  • plan, execute, analyze, and report their findings in a small-scale scientific research project.
  • follow good scientific practice and ethical principles as well as work-safety norms.
  • communicate effectively, but in oral and written formats. 

Graduates from the Bachelor's Degree programme in Natural resources and the environment:

  • know the basics of ecological, economic, and socially sustainable use of natural resources 
  • know the structure and function of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and how human activity affects those ecosystems and resources
  • understand the principles of empirical and theoretical research in the field
  • are familiar with regulations and technical solutions to management of natural resources and environmental protection. 


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