|Programme Duration:||3 years|
|Programme Workload:||125 CP / 187,5 ECTS CP|
|Admission Requirements:||document certifying secondary education|
|Obtainable Degree:||Natural Sciences Bachelor’s Degree in Biology|
|Place of the Programme Implementation:||Daugavpils University, 13 Vienības Street, 1 Parādes Street|
|Forms of the Programme Implementation:||full-time studies|
|Programme Director:||Dr. biol., assoc. prof. Inese Kokina|
|Study course descriptions||Study course descriptions|
The aim of the study programme is to provide for DU students qualitative theoretical knowledge and research skill and competence acquisition in biology, theoretical and practical training in line with the state needs for successful involvement in national economy problem solving, competitiveness on Latvian and foreign markets as well as professional and academic further education.
Tasks of the study programme:
In the course of study programme acquisition students deepen their existing knowledge, skills and attitudes and acquire new ones in the sphere of biology.
Knowledge. The programme envisages deeper theoretical and practical knowledge acquisition in biology and its subbranches. Successful completion of the study programme and acquisition of the study course content will result in students demonstrating their understanding of the general regularities of the functioning and development of biological systems at all levels of life organization as well as topical global and local problems in biology and their possible solutions.
Skills. In the course of programme acquisition students acquire academic and professional competences that are reflected in their skills. Taking part in practical and laboratory works within the study programme as well as producing research under the supervision of the academic staff and summarizing research outcomes in bachelor papers, students, by applying diverse research methods, learn the methodology of research in biology, skills of planning and carrying out laboratory, experimental, instrumental research and observation in nature, skills of critical evaluation of the acquired results, producing statistical analysis and interpretation, skills of presenting and publicly defending the research results, etc. The acquired skills ensure that students meet the requirements of labour market in the particular sphere and can work as employees in research, management or organizational sphere in biology and science related state institutions or private enterprises.
Attitudes. Successful academic and research performance of students as they complete the requirements of the bachelor’s study programme is impossible without cooperation with the academic staff involved in the execution of the study programme and other students as well as without deeper insight into the problems of sustainable and rational use of biological resources. Hence, generally human attitudes are consolidated and simultaneously the attitudes related to the science of biology are particularized, thus forming students’ awareness and understanding of nature protection and preservation.