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Liberal Arts & Sciences (B.A.) / (B.Sc.)

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Shape your studies and future in B.A. / B.Sc. Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts, these are future topics such as sustainability, digitalisation and societal change, which are taught and shaped by you within the framework of a broad course of study geared to your interests.

The undergraduate Bachelor's degree programme combines the central foundations for scientific work with interdisciplinary thematic focuses on current challenges facing human societies in the form of so-called subject tracks. Depending on the track, you can earn a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.

We are starting the degree programme with a small group in the winter semester 2023/24 and all students who are part of it from the beginning can actively shape the Liberal Arts & Sciences degree programme and contribute their point of view!

Unser Angebot an Sie

Our offer to you

  • A degree programme that combines elements of the humanities, culture, social sciences, technology and natural sciences.
  • Scope for creativity and the opportunity to set individual focal points in terms of content
  • Individual contact persons to support you
  • The opportunity to apply for one of 10 German scholarships available for the degree programme in the academic year 2023/24.

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Composition of the Study Programme


The core curriculum in the first two semesters provides the basics of scientific work, but also allows you to try out subjects according to your individual interests. By subsequently choosing an interdisciplinary subject track on future topics, further studies can be profiled according to your individual and subject-specific inclinations and career aspirations. The competences developed in the chosen focus are then incorporated into the Bachelor's thesis.

1. Orientation year as a flexible start with Micro Degree

You start flexibly with an orientation year, which you can complete with a micro degree. This first year prepares you for the degree programme and you get to know the subject tracks.

When the programme begins in the winter semester 2023/24, the first cohort will be intensively involved in the further development of the programme. The first degree programme that grows with you!

2. Subject Tracks

In the course of the orientation, you decide on one of these tracks and thus also on a humanities/cultural/social science focus in the Bachelor of Arts or a technical/scientific focus in the Bachelor of Science. In the winter semester 2024/25, the first students complete the orientation year. By then, a number of other tracks will be available in addition to the following subject tracks. Now we can already offer you the following options:

  • Formations of Knowledge (B.A.) 
  • Sustainable Development and Digital Transformation (B.Sc.)

You will be supported in your studies by the JLU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences! Your future qualification: Understand the major challenges from the perspective of at least two subjects, reflect on them and be able to develop ideas for solutions with others.

3. Degree

In addition to a micro-degree after the orientation year, you will earn a Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science after six semesters, depending on the subject track.

Due to the practical components and the interdisciplinary orientation of the subject tracks, you are well equipped for a career in NGOs, government organisations, future-oriented companies. Alternatively, your specialist training in the subject track also opens up the possibility for you to start your Master's degree in a scientific and subject-related manner.


Commencement of Studies in the Winter Semester

Commencement of studies

Only possible in the winter semester

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...


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...

Further Information

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Admission requirements

The Bachelor's degree programme is open to students who have the general higher education entrance qualification, the advanced technical college entrance qualification or a further education qualification qualifying for higher education, or who are otherwise professionally qualified. Students are supervised in particular by the JLU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

There are no special language requirements.

Start and duration of studies

The programme can only be started in the winter semester, for the first time in the winter semester 2023/2024. The programme comprises 6 semesters (Bachelor's degree) and has a scope of 180 CP. An individual study plan in terms of part-time study can be coordinated with the JLU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

For information on the possibility of a 2-semester orientation study, see under Degree.


After successful completion of all modules of the degree programme Liberal Arts & Sciences, the academic degree "Bachelor of Arts" or "Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)" is awarded depending on the specialisation from the 3rd semester. The chosen focus is noted in the degree (e.g. "Liberal Arts & Sciences with a focus on Sustainable Development and Digital Transformation").

After successful completion of the first two semesters (orientation year), a certificate of the JLU for a Micro Degree Liberal Arts & Sciences is issued upon application.

Career paths

Graduates will be particularly qualified for work in nationally, but also internationally active areas, such as political institutions, NGOs, business enterprises and cultural industries. No tuition fees are charged for the programme, only the JLU semester fees are payable.


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