The study program is offered by Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University. It is offered at the Bachelor’s level. There is a written entrance exam from the following subjects: Biology – 33 %; Chemistry – 33 %; Geography – 33 %. The test is conducted in the English language.
The Bachelor‘s study program “Environmental Studies” in English integrates interdisciplinary scientific disciplines applied in a wide array of scientific research. This greatly differs from single-subject bachelor‘s study programmes that do not provide a sufficiently broad basis for interdisciplinary approaches necessary for practice. Graduates of the study programme “Environmental Studies” will understand the characteristics and attributes of the components of the environment, including humans. They shall also gain knowledge in interdisciplinary fields of study characterizing the basic biotic and abiotic components of the landscape such as botany, geology, zoology, geography, pedology, and hydrology. Moreover, they will improve on their knowledge in the field of ecology, landscape ecology, biodiversity, chemistry, geochemistry and protection of natural resources. Attention is also paid to environmental planning, sustainable development and risk assessment of geological hazards. Graduates will be prepared for work-oriented rational land use, sustainable development, production and environmental protection, geohazards assessment, geopotential countries, as well as the preparation and implementation of projects related to geological, hydrological, biological and geographical environment components. A comprehensive study of basic subjects of natural sciences will allow graduates to become familiar with the environment and be able to predict its development, especially in relation to human intervention in the environment. Graduates shall further acquire basic knowledge on the functioning and administration of companies, the needs and possibilities of the environment and learn the basics of management and legislation in geology in environmental protection. It can be applied in executing professional tasks in the field of protection and land use and nature. One of the advantages of the study program is a relatively small target group, approx. 20 persons, allowing for improved learning with a focus on individuals.
Graduates of the study program Environmental Studies shall receive the following skills:
- Good theoretical education in botany, ecology, zoology, geology, hydrogeology, soil science, geochemistry, chemistry, geography and computing;
- Solving scientific problems on a multidisciplinary level;
- Ability to evaluate obtained data correctly;
- Basic principles of intellectual property protection;
- Work with literature and electronic database;
- Professional English at a high level.