Biology studies

Presentation of the welcome session on 20 September 2021


The student secretariat reopens on Mondays and Tuesdays. You can always contact us by e-mail at sandra.diethelm@unige.chor/and We will deal with your requests as soon as possible.

In keeping with the Geneva cantonal government’s 6 August order (French only) which comes into force on 24 August, you must wear a face mask inside all university buildings when you cannot keep a distance of at least 1.5 meters from other people. Specifically, your mask must be on when you enter a building, and it must remain on at all times, including in elevators, bathrooms and classrooms and whenever you move around. You can remove your mask – once you are at your desk, for example – only if you can keep a distance of 1.5 meters from other people. You must wear it whenever you are moving around.

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.


  • 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)