Undergraduate Degree in Environmental Science

Society’s increasing awareness of environmental degradation and depletion caused by human activity has lead to growing efforts to solve these problems. For this reason, it is of the utmost importance to train highly-qualified professionals who are able to coordinate these efforts. The University of Granada is a pioneering institution in the field of environmental studies. Our university was the first to offer these studies in Spain, opening the course in 1994.

Our degree is thoroughly interdisciplinary, providing you with the necessary tools for the resolution of environmental problems by means of an integrated and quantitative approach. Our degree draws on the areas of physics, biology and ICTS, thus ensuring that your development as an environmentalist is well-rounded.

We provide our students with the skills required to propose, carry out, coordinate, manage and evaluate projects and activities designed to achieve a more sustainable development and protect the environment. Our graduates are experts in assessing the correlation between human activity and the physical and biological environment, and are trained rigorously on how to analyse the socioeconomic consequences of this activity. As a student on our course, we therefore provide you with the necessary education and practical training in scientific, technical, social, economic and legal aspects linked to the environment.

You will study subjects in a wide variety of knowledge areas, such as biology, botany, physics, geology, mathematics, chemistry, zoology, statistics, specific legislation, ecology, environmental management, meteorology, environmental engineering, waste treatment, public health, natural resources, renewable energies and economics.

Our degree in Environmental Science is a response to the growing demand for professionals with a wide set of skills, a solid grounding in science, and who will be capable of coordinating multidisciplinary activities with other professionals, managers and citizens who have a more specific view conditioned by their respective fields.

Graduates can go on to work in a number of fields, such as technical and economic consultancy, the evaluation of environmental impact, waste treatment planning, water or sewage treatment, quality control in companies, occupational and environmental hazard prevention, environmental management, resource conservation projects, teaching and research.

Environmentalists tend to be highly dynamic and committed individuals. They also tend to be active citizens in society, and to have an inquisitive and non-conformist attitude regarding the world around them. These qualities tie in perfectly with the philosophy of these multidisciplinary studies that are interconnected by the common objective of environmental conservation and protection.

ECTS Credits 240
Duration 4 academic years (September/October to June each year approximately)
Start Date Autumn
Language Spanish
Tuition Fees €757 (approximately)
Application Period June – September (approximately)
Offered by Vice-Rector’s Office for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Teaching
How to apply Please visit the Applications and Admissions Section