Biological Resources and sustainable development - 180 ECTS

The global challenges we are facing today mandates us to manage our natural resources intelligently and to work towards a sustainable development. Are you interested in a highly topical bachelor program with a focus on sustainable management of resources? If so, Bioscience – biological resources and sustainable development is for you. Our need to accurately manage our biological resources is always important.

This programme is only thought in swedish and are not available for international application.

In Skövde you are close to a fantastic nature. In the courses we visit the species rich and beautiful environment that surrounds Skövde.

The goal of the program is to give the students comprehensive knowledge in ecology, environmental studies and sustainable development and to simultaneously provide training in the tools used in the field.

What do you study?

During the three years you will learn the foundations of biology, which includes the cells, ecosystems, evolution, genes, chemical processes and organisms. In addition to this there is a broadening of the subjects to include biomimicry, entrepreneurship, sustainable development, statistics and scientific methods. The program also contains specialization in ecological methodology, geographic information systems (GIS), ecosystem services, environmental law, environmental impact assessment and nature conservation in practice.

We collaborate with many parts of society and under your studies you will have the opportunity to work in projects with industry and governmental agencies to develop networks and to get an introduction to your future field of work. If you want to study abroad there are good opportunities to do so during semester 4 or 5.

Further studies

After finishing the program your broad scientific knowledge give you good opportunities for future master studies in bioscience


At the school of bioscience there is a research specialization in systems biology in which high quality research is done in several fields related to the program. One research program studies fisheries management in the Baltic Sea where the output is used in the advice on fisheries quotas in the EU. Another project studies the growth and reproduction of fresh water bivalvia and their potentials as biomarkers. There is a project on epidemiology in different networks, related to agriculture husbandry and transports and a project on using gene technology to make plants adsorb arsenic from the soil and store it in the plants.

More information about our research specialization

What can you do after your studies?

After finishing the program you can work in governmental agencies and industries with, among other things, nature conservation, coordination of environmental work, sustainable development and ecological queries. You can work as a nature conservation officer, with environmental monitoring, as a municipal ecologist, a project leader, or as an environment consultant and many other things. You can work at different governmental agencies, like Länsstyrelsen (the county administrative board), Naturvårdsverket (the Swedish environmental protection agency), or Jordbruksverket (the Swedish board of agriculture), or at municipal agencies. There are specialized environmental consultant companies that you can work for and at many large corporations you can work with environmental questions and policy.