First level degree in Environmental Sciences and Civil Protection

First level degree in Environmental Sciences and Civil Protection A.Y. 2019/2020
This course has a duration of three years and consists of 20 exams as well as work experience in public or private laboratories. There is no admission test prior to enrollment.
This degree course has been activated in the Academic Year 2002/2003 at the end of a planning process implemented in collaboration with local authorities, such as the Municipality of Falconara (Ancona Province), the Regional Agency for Environmental Protection of the Marches (ARPAM) and the Department of National and Regional Civil Protection. Given this, the didactic plan takes into account the demand for education that comes from the local area and beyond both in the environmental than in the civil protection field. In fact this degree course integrates, within the class L-32 (Science and technology for the environment and the nature), knowledge of the mathematical, physical and natural basic sciences with in-depth expertise relating to:
- Environment and ecosystems, 
- Global changes, 
- Hydrogeological, seismic and volcanic risks,
- Pollution and environmental degradation, 
- Monitoring techniques 
- Environmental recovery technologies,
specialized training of civil protection in terms of prediction, prevention and management of emergencies is inserted on this scientific basis and this makes the course unique in Italy.
Degree Program
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Course Tutor
diga del Vajont
At the end of this course of study, graduates in Environmental Sciences and Civil Protection will have acquired a thorough knowledge of environmental control systems and of the most advanced technologies for the solution of environmental problems.
This course aims to train professionals who will be able to manage environmental monitoring systems, for pollution, remediation, and environmental restoration, in order to recover degraded environments, to evaluate the possible alterations due to catastrophic events or to the impact of human activities. Graduates will be able to coordinate the various activities related to civil protection, such as analysis and risk prediction, prevention and management of emergencies, rescue, and post-emergency return to normality. These issues are both complex and relevant, and require the development of innovative methods which can be acquired through a multi-disciplinary university education as well as through in-the-field experience.
There will also be specific courses related to the theoretical and methodological study of environmental protection, such as ecology, environmental impact assessment, environmental legal aspects, methods of environmental clean-up and methodologies to study environmental health.
The theoretical and methodological study of civil protection will also be considered, including prevention and forecasting of natural disasters, disasters and emergencies; rules of civil protection, public health emergencies; fundamentals of geo-climatic risks; computer science and telecommunications for civil protection.
Our students will be facilitated in their future career choices as they will be required to carry out practical work in university laboratories, research centers and regional and national civil protection coordination centers, public bodies or private companies involved in environmental and civil protection issues.
Career Opportunities
The degree course in Environmental Sciences and Civil Protection is intended to give the graduates on the one hand a multi-disciplinary training on the fundamentals of basic science subjects such as Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Biology, and on the other by a deep and integrated knowledge about the environment, the methodologies and techniques for the environmental conditions analysis and the technologies to solve environmental problems of anthropogenic origin. At the same time, and on the basis of this scientific experience, training, knowledge and expertise of the many activities related to civil protection are inserted, such as: analysis and prediction of extreme natural processes, prevention, emergency management and rescue, post-emergency interventions necessary to ensure the return to a normal situation. Graduates will also have the ability to collect and interpret data in their field of study useful for determining independent judgments on specific issues that include reflection on relevant social, scientific and ethical issues, as well as the ability to communicate to specialists in the various fields of environmental science and civil protection, (but also to non-specialist partners) the collected information, the ideas to be proposed in his/her field of work, the problems that may arise and their solutions. These skills are acquired following rigorous theoretical lessons , as well as through practical exercises provided for each course and also through internships in institutions, in public or private laboratories specialized in environmental and civil protection issues.
Function in a work context: 
Ability to cooperate in environmental and civil protection emergency
Ability to carry out an evaluation of an environmental systems quality 
Ability to manage environmental monitoring systems 
Ability to evaluate and interpret environmental data 
Ability to withdraw environmental samples in field and in analysis laboratory (chemical, biological or microbiological)
Ability to use computer and communications for civil and environmental protection 
Ability to perform environmental consulting (environmental impact assessment) 
Ability to carry out consultancy in the field of civil protection (preparation and evaluation of emergency plans) 
Ability to coordinate environmental education projects 
Ability to perform management and control functions respecting the public bodies environmental legislation
This course prepares our graduates for the following professions: 
Lab technician for environmental chemical, biological, microbiological analysis;
Expert in the management of civil protection activities;
Environmental Monitoring Technician;
Environmental recovery Technologist;
Expert in Environmental Impact Assessment.
Istat professions:
- Environmental Control Technicians