To graduate from the School of Biology, students have to attend and successfully complete courses (compulsory and elective).The programme of studies is structured as follows: The first four semesters include core courses that provide the student with the necessary fundamental knowledge. During the following two semesters students attend compulsory courses belonging to one of the following specialisations (A. Environmental Biology, B. Molecular Biology, Genetics and Biotechnology, C. General Biology- Education). During the last two semesters students select elective courses and/ or undergraduate dissertation (equivalent to 3 courses) and/or internship (equivalent to 2 courses). The elective and specialisation courses determine the specialisation.The examination is oral/written or in an assignment form.The Undergraduate Study Program (USP) provided by the Department of Biology aims at training bioscientists to study and comprehend the evolution of life and its complexity, from the molecular to the ecosystem level and to promote research in the biological sciences and related state-of-the-art applications. At the applied level, the USP also aims in training and providing the graduates with the necessary skills related to the sectors of education, health and environment. Specifically, upon successful completion of their studies graduates of the School of Biology based on their courses, dissertation and practical training can acquire training and skills closely related to (a) teaching of Biology in Secondary Education, (b) scientific research at all levels of biological organization of life, (c) the examination and identification of biological material, (d) the performance and evaluation of biological laboratory analyses, (e) the application of biotechnological and genetic engineering methods, (f) monitoring and evaluation of species and populations, habitat types and landscape units, (g) undertaking studies on ecosystem conservation and restoration, (h) research on the control of populations, environmental conditions and anthropogenic activities threatening human health and ecosystem functioning and finally (i) consulting on general aspects and issues of biology.Graduates of the School of Biology, further to the basic knowledge of their discipline and profession are able to: 1) apply knowledge in practice, 2) search, process, analyse and synthesize data and information, use also the necessary technologies, 3) adapt to novel situations and make decisions, 4) work independently or in groups in international and/or interdisciplinary contexts, 5) generate new research ideas and design and manage projects, 6) respect diversity, multiculturalism and the natural environment, 7) demonstrate social, professional and moral responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues, 8) view themselves as well as others critically, 9) promote free, inductive and deductive thinking.