Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences Option


The disciplines involved in environmental problems are traditionally put together into four major groups: Natural Sciences, in charge of contributing the basic knowledge of the biotic and abiotic components; Economic Sciences and Social Sciences, which together form the cultural and economic component; Technological Sciences, which modulate and are the reflection of interaction between cultural and biotic - abiotic components. Therefore, the curriculum of this Option clusters the courses into four major blocks of knowledge, within which the University’s different schools are identified.

  • Natural Sciences
  • Economics and Administration
  • Social Sciences, Law, Arts and Humanities
  • Architecture, Design and Engineering


The purpose of this Option is to:

  • Provide students with the interdisciplinary tools necessary to be able to assume a critical position in view of environmental problems and the decisions that they are expected to make during their careers.
  • Provide students with a broad perspective of the environmental issue based on different professional disciplines
  • Familiarize students with the current problems, leaders, trends and currents of thought in Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences through the "Green Forum"
  • Provide students with the option of integrating knowledge in the analysis of a specific problem in the course of applied research

This Option is coordinated together with the Schools of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, Engineering and the Interdisciplinary Center for Regional Studies – CIDER-.

Program Structure

The curriculum consists of four elective courses (12 credits), which belong to the different professional disciplines, and applied research (3 credits), which involves the solution to an environmental problem, for a total of 15 credits.


Cursos Obligatorios

ANTR-1101Fundamentals of Anthropology


Cursos Electivos

ANTR-3190Project for the Option in Anthropology




  • The courses of the Basic Uniandino Cycle –CBU- taken by the student may also be Option courses.
  • Elective courses cannot be mandatory courses or elective courses from the students` program of study.
  • The courses that are applicable for the Option vary depending on the supply of the different departments each semester.
  • The work carried out in applied research must be different from the graduation project, or the research project from other options that the students are enrolled in.

Further information:

Contacto: Susana Caballero

Cargo Contacto: Coordinadora de la Opción

Correo Contacto:

Liaison at the School or Department