BACHELOR IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

National diploma in association with the University of Valenciennes
Bachelor of Science – Technology – Health / Mention Life Sciences

FOR WHO?

For integration into Bachelor 1

Have obtained a diploma equivalent to the French Baccalaureate in country of origin. Very good foundation in mathematics and biology are required.

For integration into Bachelor 2 or 3

Have validated a first or second year of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in biology or a similar field.


WHY CHOOSE THIS DEGREE?

  • Receive support in the choice of professional direction and pursuit of studies in life sciences or in other fields.
  • Pursue a career in the fields of biology, environment, agrifood, higher education, biotechnology, etc.
  • Acquire a multidisciplinary profile directly linked to the targeted professional environment (higher education, research, business)
  • Acquire knowledge and skills related to teaching professions (teaching career)

COURSES

Bachelor year 1

Semester 1
Fundamental subjects26 credits
Biologie4
Biochimie4
Chimie générale4
Géologie descriptive et géochronologie3
Mathématiques3
Métrologie et optique géométrique3
Du Big Bang à l’Homme3
Anglais2
Optional courses (see below)4

 

Semester 2
Fundamental subjects26 credits
Biologie3
Biochimie3
Physiologie animale3
Génie des procédés agroalimentaires3
Physique3
Chimie générale3
Informatique2
Cartographie2
Anglais2
Projet professionnel2
Optional courses (see below)4

Bachelor year 2

Semester 3
Fundamental subjects26 credits
Zoologie invertébrés3
Chimie organique3
Géomorphologie – Hydrogéologie3
Génétique mendélienne3
Physiologie végétale2
Anglais2
Informatique2
Génie industriel2
Évolution biologique2
Démarche scientifique2
Professionnalisation – retour stage L12
Optional courses (see below)4

 

Semester 4
Fundamental subjects26 credits
Biochimie4
Botanique3
Introduction à la biodiversité3
Altération – pédologie2
Écologie – Écosystèmes2
Physique2
Physiologie animale2
Anglais2
Projet d’initiative2
Sortie terrain – Ambleteuse2
Qualité de l’eau1
Environnement – milieux naturels1
Optional courses (see below)4

Bachelor year 3

Semester 5
Fundamental subjects 20 credits 
Techniques biochimiques3
Immunologie3
Biochimie – Enzymologie2
Botanique des angiospermes2
Sélection végétale2
Génétique des populations2
Écologie – Ecosystème2
Anglais2
Informatique2
Specialization (see below)10 credits 

 

Semester 6
Fundamental subjects18 credits 
Zoologie des vertébrés3
Biochimie3
Génétique moléculaire3
Milieux naturels3
Physiologie de la reproduction2
Physiologie végétale2
Anglais2
Specialization (see below)12 credits

1 HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT (OPTIONAL)

1 HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT (OPTIONAL)

FGES and the Faculty of Medicine & Midwifery offer the option of a “health” teaching unit in Bachelor 1.

This course is intended for students wishing to enter the second year of Medicine or Midwifery at the Faculty of Medicine & Midwifery.

For this, it is necessary to:

  • validate Bachelor year in the 1st session (without catching up) and validate the 10 ECTS credits associated with subjects in the Health minor
  • submit an application (cover letter, transcripts, etc.) to take the admission tests

More info

Course Materials

  • Term 1 (6 credits): physics/biophysics, chemistry/biochemistry, data and statistics, embryology/histology, anatomy and human & social sciences
  • Term 2 (4 credits): cell biology, genetics, pharmacology, human & social sciences

3 specializations in 1st and 2nd year of bachelor

The personal development path

The company management path

The teaching path

4 SPECIALTIES IN BACHELOR 3

  • Sciences de la vie pour l’ingénieur pour une poursuite d’études en masters ou en écoles d’ingénieurs spécialisés en agroalimentaire, en environnement,…

 

Semester 5
Modules complémentaires      10 crédits
Filières agroalimentaires

Défis environnementaux

Bâtiment durable 2

Retour stage + CV + Entretien

Matière d’ouverture dont LV2

3

3

2

1

1

Semester 6
Modules complémentaires      12 crédits
Microbiologie

Aménagement du territoire

Analyse de données

Management environnemental

Innovation agroalimentaire

Métiers de la biodiversité

Matière d’ouverture dont LV2

2

2

2

2

2

1

1

 

  • Biotechnologies pour une poursuite d’études en master recherche dans de nombreux domaines ou en écoles d’ingénieurs en biotechnologies

 

Semester 5
Modules complémentaires      10 crédits
Bioinformatique

Système nerveux

Immunologie

Culture in vitro

Retour stage + CV + Entretien

Matière d’ouverture dont LV2

2

2

2

2

1

1

Semester 6
Modules complémentaires      12 crédits
Microbiologie

Analyse bibliographique

Analyse de données

Biologie cellulaire

Matière d’ouverture dont LV2

Introduction aux techniques de la génomique et à la protéomique

2

2

2

2

2

2

 

 

Semester 5
Modules complémentaires      10 crédits
Défis environnementaux

Étude du milieu

Collembolles

Botanique appliquée

Retour stage + CV + Entretien

Matière d’ouverture dont LV2

3

2

2

1

1

1

Semester 6
Modules complémentaires      12 crédits
Étude du milieu

Ornitho

Analyse de données

Aménagement du territoire

Management environnemental

Métiers de la biodiversité

Matière d’ouverture dont LV2 1

2

2

2

2

2

1

1

 

  • Enseignement pour se préparer aux concours d’entrée aux métiers de l’enseignement (professeur des écoles ou professeur de SVT en collèges ou lycées) en partenariat avec l’Institut de Formation Pédagogique (IFP)

 

Semester 5
Modules complémentaires      10 crédits
Malette pédagogique (uniquement professeur des écoles)

Évolution

Système nerveux

Institut de Formation Professionnelle

Français (uniquement professeur des écoles)

Géologie (uniquement professeur des collèges ou lycées)

2

2

2

2

2

4

Semester 6

Modules complémentaires      12 crédits

Malette pédagogique (professeur des écoles)

Géologie (professeur des collèges ou lycées)

Biologie cellulaire

Mathématiques (professeur des écoles)

IFP

4

8

2

4

2


AFTER THE DEGREE?

After the Degree, our students go on to engineering school or apply for a Master’s degree in a related field.


The Life Sciences degree offered by the FGES is a very complete course that provides a great deal of knowledge, on all life sciences and food as well as on personal development and the business world.

The specialization in Bachelor 3 is an undeniable plus which facilitates the pursuit of studies.

For my part, I took the Engineering option which allowed me to enter an agrifood engineering school, ISARA Lyon, by way of apprenticeship because I wanted to maintain this relationship with the company that I really appreciated during the various internships carried out during the degree.

What I appreciate from the FGES and this course is the availability of the professors, the numerous practical projects which provide enrichment through practicing the knowledge learned in class, and finally the general atmosphere of the faculty with many associations and very active student bodies.”

Since I was little, I dreamed of doing biology. The Life Sciences degree offered by GHEF with its general curriculum the first two years and specialization in the third year allowed me to refine my choices over the years. In Bachelor 3, I went to study at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, in Warsaw, Poland. This experience allowed me to affirm myself, both personally and professionally, and gave me access to the university I wanted for my Masters. I acquired a lot more autonomy, and the Erasmus atmosphere (of openness and tolerance) helped me to make a lot of friends at international level with whom I still keep in touch. Being quite nervous and shy by nature, I think I can say that this exchange allowed me to “free myself”. I gained confidence.
Contact with a foreign university like the WULS also allowed me to discover other teaching methods and classes with 2 or 3 students that allowed us to work on the machines (such as a confocal microscope for example) that we could never have done in a full class.
On returning from Poland, I was accepted into a Master 1 in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the Sorbonne University.

I decided to enrol on a Life Sciences degree in order to become a teacher in SVT.

After a year in the BCPST preparatory class and a year in the Veterinary Faculty, I joined the FGES in Bachelor 2. I immediately connected with the entire teaching team: they listen to us, they help us and they guide us in the rest of our studies.

But there are, in my opinion, 2 really major advantages to this degree.

The first is the small size of the class (all specializations combined, around 50 students from Bachelor 2): we all know each other and the atmosphere is great, both in and outside class!

The second is the important continuous follow up, which allows us to stay on top of things all year round.
Currently in Master 1 MEEF, in order to prepare the CAPES to become a teacher, I can say that the degree has prepared me well!

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