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Biology (BSc)

Taught in German

Overview

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Ovierview

Areas of study

Number of enrolled students

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

Accreditation

since 23 June 2005.

Composition of the Study Programme

Degree BSc

Degree

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 bachelor`s degree course in biology is divided into three sections:
Core curriculum (1st year of study), expansion- (2nd year of study) and in-depth phase (3rd year of study).

Core curriculum

1st semester2nd semester
Introduction to the study of
biology and management of studies             
Biochemistry / molecular biology                    
General biology Classification practice / excursions
General botany Microbiology
Chemistry for biologists Physics for biologists
Genetics Zoology

Expansion Phase

Already in the expansion phase additional electives for up to 6 credit points can be taken from the optional range of courses besides the mandatory modules.

3rd semester4th semester
Mathematics and statistics for biologists                   Developmental biology
Physics for biologists     Plant ecology
Plant physiology Animal ecology
Introduction to animal physiology                    Human biology
Cell biology

Optional module (for a list see the module handbook) or work placement

In-depth phase (5th & 6th semester)

In the in-depth phase, two focal aspects must be chosen, with a size of 15 CP. The focal aspects can be chosen from a wide range of 15 biological diciplines (see list below)

 

The biological specialist disciplines are:

  • biochemistry;
  • didactics of biology;
  • bioinformatics;
  • botany;
  • developmental biology;
  • genetics;
  • immunology;
  • microbiology;
  • protection of nature;
  • plant ecology; 
  • plant physiology;
  • animal ecology;
  • animal physiology;
  • cell biology;
  • zoology.

In addition, compulsory modules as well as one university project internship must be completed.

 

Please have a look at the publications of the notification of the University Giessen (MUG), where you can find the relevant study- and examination regulations (please note that only the latest German version is authoritative).

Practical relevance

Important professional competences for the practical relevance are going to be conveyed in a theoretical and practical manner. In addition, there is the possibility to acquire practical experiences within a biological occupational field internship.

Bachelor's dissertation

Almost half the time in the sixth semester is taken up writing the bachelor`s dissertation. In the thesis the student must show that he/she is capable of working independently on an academic project. The thesis will be evaluated by two examiners.

 

Errors and Omissions Excepted.

Application

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...

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. More on this...
  • The intake capacity for the subject areas of agricultural economics, nutrition and home economics is not limited.
  • 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. Read more...

Career Options

Career Options

Programmes of further study at JLU

Doctorate possible with a Master's degree for the degree Dr. rer. nat.

 

Career options / Job market

The scope of activities and career options is very broad for biologists. Apart from academic and non-academic research biologists can find jobs in such diverse fields as managing a national park or an ornithological station, environmental protection, criminology, marine biology or the protection of species. 

Online advertisements for employment on offer and further information can be found on the internet pages: Verband deutscher Biologen

Further Information

Further Information: Documents

PDF documents for the courses of study

 

Examination- and study regulations

 

Courses offered in the course catalogue

International pages

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Any Questions

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Any Questions?

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Contact

Contact
Subject Advisors
Bio

Dr. Birgit Jauker

Faculty 08 - Biology and Chemistry

IFZ, Heinrich-Buff-Ring 26-32, room B402
35392 Gießen
Telephone: ++49 (0) 641 – 99 35711 or 35122
Contact hours: Thursdays 8.00-10.00

Central Study Advisor
Dr. Andrea Heinz
Central Student Services

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