Bachelor’s degree courses
Access methods
3 years
Department of Theoretical and applied sciences

Course description

Issues relating to the environment are crucial for the future of our Planet.

Insubria's degree programme in Environmental and Natural Sciences offers a global and interdisciplinary approach to major and topical issues such as health and pollution, climate change, sustainable use of natural resources, ecosystem services, renewable energy sources, biodiversity conservation, hydro-geological instability. Our faculty members are all engaged in research activities on these topics and this means that teaching activities are constantly informed by their research. Before tackling these issues yourself, you will first need to gain a solid grounding in chemistry, geology, biology and ecology, in order to understand how natural systems work, whether they have been altered or not.

Lessons are held in person by faculty members alternatively in Como or Varese, with the other location connected by video conferencing. Lessons are just a part of the teaching process, which is supplemented by workshops and field trips to learn how to use methods and tools to produce, analyse and interpret data on environmental matrixes.

At the end of this programme you can decide to continue studying in our second cycle programme or to enter the job market: possible openings include technical positions for the assessment and management of natural resources, geological risks or chemical risks, environmental or energy certifier, expert in environmental impact assessment, environmental and occupational hygienist.

Lessons are held in Italian.

Degree classification: Environmental sciences
Presidente del Consiglio di corso: NICOLETTA CANNONE
Credits: 180

What you need to know

This is a free access course, but students must take a preparation assessment test after enrolment.

If you are a EU National, you may stay in Italy for as long as you like: you only need a passport or ID card.
If you are a NON-EU National, you'll have to carry out some formalities.

Department of Theoretical and Applied Sciences
Via J.H. Dunant 3, 21100 Varese - Italy 
e-mail: didattica.scienze.va@uninsubria.it

Curricula and study plans

To consult teaching courses of previous Academic Years, at the top of this page click on "Course data sheet", then choose the Academic Year of your enrollment and click on "Study plans".

Opportunities and support

For information on scholarships and other benefits, consult:


Do you think that this course fits you? Enroll and start studying with us!

Studying, taking exams and graduating

To consult the teaching material:

  1. go to https://elearning.uninsubria.it/ 
  2. log in with your university credentials: email username and password (without typing the @studenti.uninsubria.it part)
  3. choose the courses of your study plan in the I miei corsi (My courses) section
  4. there you will find all the materials that the teacher makes available.

To consult the exam dates and times go to the Servizi Web Segreterie studenti (Student Secretariat Web Services)

https://uninsubria.esse3.cineca.it/ListaAppelliOfferta.do (in Italian)

In the Menu select one or more options:

  • the day scheduled for the exam
  • the teaching structure, i.e. your Department or your School
  • the course of study, i.e. your degree course
  • the teaching course, i.e. the title of the teaching
  • the teacher.

To submit your examination entry, you must access your personal area of the Student Secretariat Web Services.

Go to the reserved area 

  1. Log in with your university credentials: email username and password (without typing the @studenti.uninsubria.it part)
  2. Esami > Appelli
    Then, select the exam session you want to submit your entry for and proceed following the instructions.

• Consult the general University rules relating to the Degree application: Domanda di Laurea
(in Italian)
• Submit the application respecting the administrative deadlines. See Conseguimento titolo
on-line (in Italian)
• Register for the last internship registration session before the graduation session,
respecting the instructions given in the session notes
• Check the dates of the graduation sessions and the rules for submitting the thesis on the
page Esame di laurea (in Italian) 
• The diploma (or parchment) is delivered during the graduation session.
Only for the possible collection of diplomas from before 2020 that are still in stock, consult
Ritirare il diploma di laurea (in Italian)

Student services

For all resources, services and opportunities dedicated to registered students, see: Student.

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