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Bachelor's degree in Biology

Sciences, Technologies, Santé

Academic year : 2017 / 2018

last update 03/12/2012

    Course objectives and characteristics

    The Bachelor’s degree in Biology offers a broad, thorough training in the different fundamental subjects which are essential for a successful academic career in Biology, Genetics, and Animal and Plant Physiology.  The degree lasts three years, and throughout the course students are supported and guided in their choice of modules by the teaching staff.  Each year of the degree, from the acquisition of fundamental principles up to specialisation, focuses on precise objectives so that students can plan and develop both their academic studies and their subsequent professional careers.

     

    Course structure

    The degree is spread over three years, or six academic semesters. 
    Each year consists of two teaching semesters each followed by examinations.  Lectures (also known as CM), Tutorials (TD) and Practical Work (TP) are grouped into Teaching Units (TU). Some subjects are compulsory, others are chosen by students from a range of options. These optional papers offer students the chance to study topics of interest from the course in greater detail and/or to discover topics from other disciplines and to explore inter-disciplinary approaches.
    The course can be supplemented with a professional training internship.

    The first year of the degree (L1) trains students in the fundamentals of biology, the second year (L2) develops these skills and prepares students for specialisation, and during the last year (L3) students begin to specialise.

     

     

    Voir les parcours L3

    Organisation

    • Formation initiale
    • Formation continue

    Accompagnement pédagogique

    Students receive academic support in various forms throughout their studies :

    • An introductory course before the start of their degree,
    • Access to online services (academic portal, course resources, personal online progress monitoring),
    • A designated supervising tutor,
    • Regular testing in order to know if any academic support within the discipline is necessary,
    • Assistance in identifying potential sectors of employment through the Personal Professional Plan (PPP),
    • Assistance in reorientation provided by the teaching staff, the Department of Information and Orientation of High School Students and Undergraduates (PIOLE),
    • The chance to obtain professional skills in the short-term (Professional degree)
    • Certificates in languages and information technology as part of your degree (CLES, C21).

     

     

     

    Employment opportunities

    After L3 :

    • Research posts
    • Teaching positions
    • Competitive examinations to enter public services

     

     

    Further study

    Students may opt for a professional bachelor’s degree leading straight into employment, (bac + 3) or pursue further studies up to Master’s level (bac + 5) and beyond.

    Terms of admission

    To be admitted to L1, candidates must have at least one of the following :

    • A Baccalaureate diploma
    • An Access to Higher Education certificate (Diplôme d’Accès aux Etudes Universitaires, DAEU)
    • A diploma from France or recognised overseas, recognised as equivalent to the Baccalaureate in accordance with national regulations
    • One of the validation certificates established by articles L.613-3, L.613-4 et L.613-5 of the Educational Code, recognising the applicant’s past studies, professional experience or personal strengths with a view to embarking on a course of higher education. 

    For admission to the second year (L2) students must have :

    • 60 academic credits (ECTS) from the first year of this course,
    • or, 60 academic credits (ECTS) from the first year of another course and the formal agreement of the course director.

     

    Practical Information

    • Team :

      Course supervisor in L1:

      • Yolande DIAZ and Michel MALO
      • respl1bio@univ-evry.fr

      Course supervisor in L2 :

      • Christine BALDESCHI and Elisabeth PETIT TEIXEIRA
      • respl2bio@univ-evry.fr

       

       

      Semester 1

      • Lec: Lectures
      • Tut: Tutorials
      • TP: Practical Work
      • BCP: Cellular Biology and Physiology
      • BPC: Biology, Physics and Chemistry

       

      Teaching units

      Components of one teaching unit

      Compulsory

      Option

      Lect

      Tut

      TP

       

      TU1: TU General culture and professional preparation

       

      BPC

      BCP

       

       

       

       

      TU1c1: Personal professional plan

      X

       

       

      18

       

      TU1c2: Methodology in academic work B13

      X

       

       

      10.5

       

      TU1c3: English

      X

       

       

      18

       

       

       

      TU2: Consolidation of scientific knowledge

       

      BPC

      BCP

       

       

       

       

      TU2c1: Analysis for biology 1 MB10

      X

       

      9

      12

       

      TU2c2: General physics PB10

      X

       

      6

      9

      4

      TU2c3: General chemistry CB10

      X

       

      6

      9

      4

      TU2c4: General biology B10

      X

       

      6

      9

      4

       

      TU3: Development in biology

       

      BCP

      BPC

       

       

       

       

      TU3c1: Cellular biology 1 B11

      X

       

      10.5

      10.5

      12

      TU3c2: Animal biology B12

      X

       

      10.5

      10.5

      12

       

      TU4: Development

       

      BCP

      BPC

       

       

       

       

      TU4c1: Analysis in biology MB11

      X

       

      12

      12

       

      TU4c2: Organic chemistry 1CB12

      X

       

      10.5

      10.5

      8

      TU4c3: Introduction to IT for biology 1B11

      X

       

      12

      12

       

       

      TU5: Free choice of TU

      Degree students must choose 1 TUc in TU5

       

      BPC

      BCP

       

       

       

      TU5c1: Physics for biology PB11

       

      X

      10.5

      10.5

      8

      TU5c2: Structure of matter CB11

       

      X

      12

      12

       

       

       

       

      Semester 2

      Teaching units

      Components of one teaching unit

      Compulsory

      Option

      Lect

      Tut

      TP

       

      TU6: Mathematics and physics

       

      BCP

      BPC

       

       

       

       

      TU6c1: Analysis for biology 2: Linear algebra and data analysis MB21

      X

       

      19.5

      19.5

       

      TU6c2: Physics for biology 2 PB21

      X

       

      16.5

      16.5

      12

       

      TU7: General culture and professional preparation

       

      BCP

      BPC

       

       

       

       

      TU7c1: Modern language 1 English

      X

       

       

      18

       

      TU7c2: C2i

      X

       

       

      18

       

      TU7c3: Free choice of TU: sport, modern language 2, art, theatre…

      X

       

       

      18

       

       

      TU8: Structural and plant biology

       

      BCP

      BPC

       

       

       

       

      TU8c1: Biomolecular structure B21

      X

       

      16.5

      16.5

      12

      TU8c2: Plant biology B22

      X

       

      16.5

      16.5

      12

       

      TU9: Free choice of TU

      Degree students must choose 2 TUc in TU9

       

      BCP

      BPC

       

       

       

      TU9c1: Thermochemistry and kinetics (CB21)

       

      X

      16.5

      16.5

      12

      TU9c2: IT for biology IB21 Essential programming

       

      X

      19.5

      19.5

       

      TU9c3: Chemistry of solutions 1 CB22

       

      X

      16.5

      16.5

      12

       

      TU1: General culture and professional preparation

       

      BCP

      BPC

       

       

       

       

      TU1c1: PPP Personal Professional Project

      X

       

       

      18

       

      TU1c2: Modern language 1 English

              X       

       

       

      18

       

      TU1c3: Free choice of TU: sport, modern language 2, art, theatre…

      X

       

       

      18

       

       

      TU2: Cellular biology and genetics

       

      BCP

      BPC

       

       

       

       

      TU2c1: Cellular biology 2 B31 (prerequisite B11)

      X

       

      16.5

      16.5

      12

      TU2c2: Genetics 1 B33

       

      X

       

      16.5

      16.5

      12

      TU3: Metabolic biochemistry, mathematics and language

       

      BCP

      BPC

       

       

       

       

      TU3c1: Metabolic biochemistry 1 B32 (prerequisite B21)

      X

       

      16.5

      16.5

      12

      TU3c2: Analysis in biology 3 Discrete probabilities and statistics MB31

      X

       

      19.5

      19.5

       

       

      TU4: Free choice of TU

      Students must choose 2 TUcs in TU4

       

      BCP

      BPC

       

       

       

      TU4c1: Physics for biology 3 PB31

       

      X

      16.5

      16.5

      12

      TU4c2: IT for biology 3 (prerequisite IB21)

       

      X

      12

      19.5

      20

      TU4c3: Organic chemistry 2 CB31 (prerequisite CB12)

       

      X

      16.5

      16.5

      12

      TU4c4: Inorganic chemistry CB32

       

      X

      16.5

      16.5

      12

       

      TU5: Core modules

       

      BCP

      BPC

       

       

       

       

      TU5c1: Modern language 1 English

      X

       

       

      18

       

      TU5c2: Free choice of TU: sport, art, theatre…

      X

       

       

      18

       

       

      TU6: Microbiology and molecular biology

       

      BCP

      BPC

       

       

       

       

      TU6c1: Molecular biology B42

      X

       

      16.5

      16.5

      20

      TU6c2: Microbiology B46

      X

       

      16.5

      16.5

      24

       

      TU7: Physiology and cellular biology

       

      BCP

       

       

       

       

      TU7c1: Animal physiology B43 (requirement B12)

      X

       

      16.5

      16.5

      8

      TU7c2: Plant physiology B44 (prerequisite B22)

      X

       

      16.5

      16.5

      8

      TU7c3: Cellular biology 3 B41 (prerequisite B11 and B31)

      X

       

      16.5

      16.5

      8

      TU7: Cellular biology, Introduction to Physiology

       

      BPC

       

       

       

       

      TU7c1: Cellular biology 3 B41 (prerequisites B11 and B31)

      X

       

      16.5

      16.5

      8

      TU7c2: General physiology B45

      X

       

      16.5

      16.5

      8

       

      TU8: Free choice of TU

      Students must choose one TUc in TU8

       

      BCP

       

       

       

      TU8c1: IT for biology IB41 (no prerequisite)

       

      X

      19.5

      19.5

       

      TU8c2: Chemistry of solutions 2 CB42 (prerequisite CB22)

       

      X

      16.5

      16.5

      12

      TU8c3: Organic chemistry 3 CB41

       

      X

      16.5

      16.5

      12

      TU8c4: Geology B47

       

      X

      16.5

      16.5

      12

      TU8c5: Physics for biology 4 PB41

       

      X

      16.5

      16.5

      12

       

      TU8: Free choice of TU

      BPC degree students must choose two TUcs in TU8

       

      BPC

       

       

       

      TU8c1: Physics for biology 4 PB41

       

      X

      16.5

      16.5

      12

      TU8c2: Chemistry of solutions 2 CB42 (prerequisite CB22)

       

      X

      16.5

      16.5

      12

      TU8c3: Organic chemistry 3 CB41

       

      X

      16.5

      16.5

      12

      TU8c4: IT for Biology 4 IB41 (no prerequisite)

       

      X

      19.5

      19.5

       

       

      Objet du réglement du contrôle des connaissances

      Bachelor degree = 180 validated ECTS* credits
      Teaching Units are assessed by written and oral examinations.
      The programme of assessments which leads to the awarding of a Bachelor’s degree includes examinations for each semester of the course, comprising :

      • A system of continuous assessment (which may be based on marks awarded for coursework) for the subjects taught via tutorials and/or practical work;
      • A final examination;
      • Or a combination of both methods

      Nonetheless, the continuous assessment method is prioritised as much as possible
      Two distinct examination sessions are organised over the course of the academic year.
       The first examination sessions take place after each semester, with the second (re-sits) held in September.

       

       


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