Biology and Genetics

The Biology and Genetics study programme aims to prepare high-quality, broad spectrum specialist in biology and genetics that are distinguished by creative and critical thinking, having fundamental low-based knowledge and faculties necessary for various biology and genetics related tasks. The programme focuses to provide all necessary knowledge needed to promote broad range expertise, erudition, and intellectual sense of satisfaction during studies, practice and work. The programme also seeks to confer deep interest in biology and genetics, apply it at various circumstances, and to maintain professional competencies during lifelong learning.

Feedback of lecturers and students

“Biology programme encourages students to search for innovative and original solutions to biological problems.” Prof. Algimantas Paulauskas

Competencies acquired

Graduates of the programme will be able to:

  • Understand principles of immune, nervous and other systems, their structures, integration with other vital systems of biological objects;
  • Work with living cells, organisms, populations. To evaluate processes taking place inside of the cell, work with cell cultures under laboratory conditions, to apply obtained results for modeling of biological systems, to evaluate intercellular interconnections, relations between single individuals and populations;
  • Apply modern investigation methods, to work according principles of good laboratory practice, rules of bioethics, to collect, process, preserve and prepare research material under laboratory and field conditions;
  • Apply acquired knowledge to solve emerging problems, to recognize, analyze biological problems, to plan strategies to solve these problems, to plan and carry out various measurements, process and interpret biological data, to classify and present these data;
  • Analyze diversity, morphological structure, composition, nourishment, reproduction, life cycles, classification of biological objects, to characterize biological object systems, their functioning and interaction.

Career opportunities

The programme provides graduates with several general areas:

  • The field of biology is wide open, with diverse career opportunities available in health care, industry, environmental consulting, product development, forensics and governmental agencies.
  • Companies related to biotechnology, biopharmaceutics and food industry;
  • Research and study organizations dealing with various activities related to biotechnology, bioinformatics, biopharmaceutics, and environment preservation.

Contacts

Faculty of Natural Sciences (inquiries regarding study programme)
Programme contact person Karolis Gedvilas karolis.gedvilas@vdu.lt
Dean of the faculty of Natural Sciences Saulius Mickevičius dek@gmf.vdu.lt
Address Universiteto str. 10-314, Akademija, Kaunas reg., Lithuania
Website gmf.vdu.lt/en

 

International Cooperation Department (inquiries regarding application and admission)
E-mail studies@vdu.lt
Visiting Address V. Putvinskio g. 23, room 211, LT-44249 Kaunas, Lithuania
Mailing Address K. Donelaičio g. 58, LT-44248 Kaunas, Lithuania
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  • Faculty Faculty of Natural Sciences
  • Group of Fields of Study Life Sciences (D)
  • Lenght of Programme 4 academic years
  • Tuition fee per year: 3426 Eur
  • ECTS credits 240
  • Name of Qualification Bachelor of Life Sciences