Environmental Management (BSc)
Number of enrolled students451 students are enrolled in this bachelor degree course (as of winter semester 2017/18).
Accreditationsince 28 September 2007
The Environmental Management BSc programme trains students to understand, analyse and evaluate current environmental problems using methods from the fields of science, economics, social sciences and law. To meet the challenges of the future, environmental interests need integrated planning, organisation and management. The growing need of a globalised world for environmental goods - food, drinking water, service water, energy and raw materials, biodiversity - calls for sustainability-focused ideas which are compatible with environmentally friendly processes and cycles.
This programme of studies concentrates particularly on the issues of landscape analysis and resource management. Given this focus, agriculture plays a prominent role, since it constitutes the most major use of land with many and varied effects on the environment.
This degree programme gives students a solid grounding in chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, microbiology, ecology, soil science, hydrology, environmental chemistry, waste management and agriculture. From the third semester onwards, students have available to them modules in economics and planning as well as the opportunity to specialise.
This interdisciplinary programme of studies requires students to be flexible and interested particularly in scientific, sociological, economic and technical issues, methods and approaches.
Composition of the Study Programme
- Degree BSc
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
- Duration of studies 6 Semester 180 Credit Points (CP)
Duration of Studies
6 Semesters - 180 Credit Points (CP)
- Composition of the Study Programme
Composition of degree programme
The subject matter of this BSc is split into two-course modules, each of which ends in a module exam. Each student's final grade is derived from the cumulative grades of his/her module examinations.
he degree programme consists of 15 core modules (compulsory), 13 specialisation modules (elective) and a Bachelor's dissertation. This structure offers students many different options to construct their own specialisations built on the foundation of scientific training.
1st semester 2nd semester 3rd semester Chemistry Practical Training Physics Environmental Pollutants Fundamentals of Ecology and Soil Science Soil and Landscape Ecology Applied and Environmental Microbiology Biology Landscape Water Resources
Sustainable Cycles and Waste Management
Economics and Business Administration I Agriculture and the Environment General and Molecular Microbiology Mathematics and Statistics Environmental Economics and Environmental Communication Specialisation Module 1 4th semester 5th semester 6th semester Management of Nature and Landscape Specialisation Module 6 Specialisation Module 11 Specialisation Module 2 Specialisation Module 7
Specialisation Module 12
Specialisation Module 3 Specialisation Module 8
Specialisation Module 13
Specialisation Module 4 Specialisation Module 9 Bachelor's dissertation Specialisation Module 5 Specialisation Module 10 Bachelor's dissertation
Almost half of the study time in the sixth semester is allotted to writing a dissertation. In the Bachelor's dissertation, students are expected to show within a limited time that they are capable of independent academic work.
The following specialisation modules might be chosen, for example:
- Landscape Ecology;
- Resource and Waste Management;
- Microbiology and Hydrology;
- Environmental Analysis and Geoinformatics;
- Agriculture, Environment and Nature Conservation,;
- Economy and Communication.
Students may undertake a 20-week work placement (18 credit points) during their studies, allowing them to familiarise themselves with the realities of the professional sphere and help them find an area in which to specialise. Themaintains a database of suitable companies and institutions.
- Commencement of Studies in the Winter Semester
Commencement of studies
Only possible in the winter semester
- Entrance Requirements Abitur ohne Praktikumsnachweis
- Applicants must have an Abitur (German school leaver's examination for university entrance) or equivalent. More on this...
- Certification of a pre-professional practical period is not required.
Special regulations apply to foreign applicants or those who gained their university-entrance qualifications abroad. Read more...
- Application limited internally only winter semester
Application for admission and registration
- The intake capacity for the subject areas of electrical engineering and metal engineering of this degree programme is limited internally by the university. Admission is decided by the university following the guidelines of the Hessian admissions policy.
- Applications must be received by the JLU Student Secretariat by 15th July. More on this...
- Special regulations apply to foreign applicants or those who gained their university-entrance qualifications abroad.
- Career Options
Options for further study at JLU
The following consecutive Master's degree is offered by JLU:
Additionally, JLU's Faculty 09 offers.
Having this degree in Environmental Management enables students to take up jobs which not only assume an understanding of the scientific problems associated with rural business but also allow them to put their knowledge of the environment and project-management skills to use in developing solutions for complex situations.
Their potential employers include industrial firms; service providers; associations, companies and organisations involved in development aid; companies monitoring the environment and its protection; as well as regional public service providers in the areas of water, waste and sewage. Career options also exist in the implementation of EU measures to maintain, develop and restore cultural landscapes through the environmentally aware practice of agriculture.
- Further Information: Documents
PDF documents for the courses of study
- (in German)
- Study guide (in German)
Examination- and study regulations
- (in German)
(in English) Please note that only the German version of the modules is offical and legally binding. The english Version is for informative purposes only.)
- General study regulations for modular and multi-stage study programmes
Courses offered in the course catalogue
- Electronical course catalogue (in German)
- International pages
Please have a look at our International Pages for more information in English.
- Any Questions
Information- and advisory services of JLU can be found under the category “contact” on this page!
Do you need assistance in choosing the right courses of study?
- Subject Advisors
- Environmental Management
Prof. Dr. Jan Siemens
Institut für Bodenkunde und Bodenerhaltung
Tel.: 0641 - 99 37101
Office hours: by appointment
- Central Study Advisor
- Central Student Services