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Bachelor's Programme in Environment and Resources

  • Years3 years
  • ECTS credits180

Introduction

The program expires

Students are no longer admitted to this programme.

Introduction

The approach to many problems in society requires broad expertise in several disciplines offered in faculties at the University of Bergen. The goal of the programme in Environment and Resources is to provide students with an interdisciplinary understanding of issues related to the environment and resources.

The programme provides an overview of interdisciplinary issues related to the environment and resources, focusing on biology, chemistry, geography and economics. Through a great degree of freedom of choice, the programme allows for combinations of topics that provide the basis for the study of and specialization in many subjects and admission to graduate studies in several disciplines.

What you Learn

Required Learning Outcomes

A candidate who has completed his or her qualifications should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge

The candidate

  • knows the basic biological, chemical and geographical processes that control and drive the development of natural systems
  • knows the basic economic principles of relevance to the natural environment and natural resource use
  • has a broad basic knowledge of important topics in environmental and resource contexts
  • has immersed him-/herself in key environmental and resource-related work
  • can discuss key issues and paradigms in environmental and resource management
  • has a knowledge of the theoretical basis for the planning and management of the environment and resources

Skills

The candidate

  • can explain general environmental and resource-related concepts and put them in context
  • can see connections between human activities and environmental changes
  • can use the interdisciplinary theoretical basis for natural, social and administrative systems to conduct comprehensive critical reviews and analyses of management practices
  • can highlight the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to address socially relevant issues
  • can communicate interdisciplinary environmental and resource-related issues up to bachelor level

General competence

The candidate

  • can obtain and evaluate information and critically evaluate primary and secondary sources of information
  • can analyze issues in an interdisciplinary perspective
  • can assess uncertainty about observations, theories and methods
  • can make scientifically competent written and oral presentations of scientific topics
  • has a reflective attitude to ethical questions about research, practical experience and teaching

Specialization

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