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Chemistry (B.Sc.)

Taught in German


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Areas of study

In six semesters the bachelor course covers the basic four core areas of chemistry: inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry and biochemistry/bioanalysis. This program is then rounded off with a practice-orientated professional practical training in which the students acquire basic practical and theoretical knowledge about processes in typical occupational fields of chemistry. In the framework of the final study paper (bachelor thesis) the students independently work on a scientific problem in one of the four areas of chemistry – a problem which is to be solved structurally and brings up typical questions and problems from practice and research.


Subject-specific prerequisites

An interest in natural science and in particular in chemistry is expected. Basics in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics are helpful. As the practical education plays a big part in that course of study, the pleasure in experimentation, a minimum of practical skill and a certain amount of persistence are also to be desired. Students applying should have a good knowledge of English or be ready to acquire this as soon as possible. A preparatory course in mathematics (Vorkurs Mathematik) is offered for all first-year students. Participation is strongly recommended. More on this...

Number of enrolled students

264 students are enrolled in this bachelor degree course (as of winter semester 2017/18).


since 23 June 2005.

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 / Structure of degree programme

The Bachelor`s degree in Chemistry (BSc) takes graduates to a professional degree in 6 semesters (=3 years). All in all it consists of 29 modules. Of these, 7 modules (55 CP) are not given a mark, 22 modules will be given a mark.


1st semester2nd semester3rd semester
General and Inorganic Chemistry Thermodynamics and Electrochemistry Inorganic Chemistry for advanced student

Qualitative Analytics-
Fresenius Practical training (not marked)    

Organic Chemistry of Materials

Physical Chemistry: Practical training
(not marked)     

Experimental Physics I Experimental Physics II Analytic Chemistry I
Mathematics for Natural Science Students Inorganic Chemistry: Practical training I
(not marked)
Organic Chemistry II
Basics of Data Processing


Organic Chemistry: Practical training I
(not marked)


4th semester5th semester6th semester

Organic Chemistry: Practical training II
(not marked)         

Inorganic Chemistry III

Physical Chemistry: Practical training II
(not marked)

Analytic Chemistry II

Inorganic Chemistry: Practical training II
(not marked)

Scientific Writing and Data Dissemination
Physical Chemistry II Physical Chemistry III Elective I
Biochemistry Organic Chemistry III Bachelor dissertation


Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Chemistry
Toxicology and Legal Studies


Commencement of Studies in the Winter Semester

Commencement of studies

Only possible in the winter semester

Entrance Requirements Abitur ohne Praktikumsnachweis

Entrance requirements

  • 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...

Language requirements

Language requirements

Please note that you might have to give proof that you fulfil certain language skills already upon matriculation. More on this...

Application not limited only winter

Application / Enrolment

  • The study programme is not subject to admission restrictions.

  • The enrolment period for the winter semester begins at the beginning of June.

  • The end of the enrolment period is determined anew each year, please enquire in the application portal during the enrolment period.

Different rules apply in some cases for international applicants. More...


Application period

Please note that the application period for the Bachelor's course can be extended. This information will be published here (in German).

Career Options

Career Options

Programmes of further study at JLU

Doctorate possible with a Master's degree


Career options / Job market

There are many fields in which chemists can work. Knowledge of chemistry is needed in nearly all areas of life and the chemical industry is a primary part of the German industry.
Many chemists, about 30% of all graduates, find a direct way into the German chemical industry after the completion of their studies. There they work in research and development or in production, improving products and renewing processes. Their process technology is required in close cooperation with engineers and technicians in measurement technology; new processes are transposed from the laboratory to production. A potentially important future area of use is chemical analysis. The qualitative and  quantitative analysis of material is important for production, the ecology, quality management and the “watchdogs” of society.
Many other areas, e.g. ecology, marketing, patent system, documentation, publicity and communication, are open to chemists in industry. In many areas the chemical industry requires a doctoral qualification, especially if one intends to work in research later. Both industry and the universities offer job opportunities for chemists with doctorates. 
It is still difficult at the moment to guess the career prospects of students with a bachelor`s degree, since the bachelor`s degree is relatively new in Germany and the job market is currently still establishing. In particular big businesses with international staff are already familiar with the bachelor`s degree.
It is to be expected that bachelor graduates are at an advantage when they have a solid, basic training, are young and the knowledge of practice is only aquirable in the job. 
The German chemists association (Gesellschaft deutscher Chemiker) supplies detailed information about professional areas, application possibilities and occupational outlooks for chemists.

Further Information

Further Information: Documents

PDF documents for the courses of study


Examination- and study regulations


Courses offered in the course catalogue

International pages

Please have a look at our International Pages for more information in English.

Any Questions

Any Questions?

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Subject Advisors

Dr. Bernd Commerscheidt
Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry
Heinrich-Buff-Ring 58, Raum 105
Tel.: 0641 - 99 34162
Office Hours: by appointment

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