Biology studies

In addition to the measures taken by the University of Geneva,
The student secretariat suspends its reception hours for an indefinite period of time.
You can always contact us by e-mail at sandra.diethelm@unige.ch or/and secretariat-biologie@unige.ch.
We will deal with your requests as soon as possible.

Biology takes us into the world of the living

Training in biology consists in understanding what composes living organisms – whether called bacteria, flies, algae, human or otherwise -, how they function and develop, how they reproduce and evolve, how they interact with the outside world, how they were able to appear, how they become extinct.

During his/her basic training, the future biologist thus studies a variety of disciplines that he/she will complete in the last year by more specialized branches, according to his/her own choices.

Thanks to the large variety of courses proposed within the training, but also with practical work in the field, in the laboratory or in front of a computer, the biology student acquires a solid scientific training in this area.

Discover the clip “Study biology at the University of Geneva” (in French)

Opportunities

  • Basic research and medical research
  • Museums
  • Biotechnology companies
  • Ecology departments
  • Prehistory and Archaeological excavations
  • Teaching biology in Middle School and High School
  • Bioinformatics
  • Scientific Journalism and Communication
  • Scientific expertise
  • Banking domain (as an expert in biology)