Nutritional Sciences and Home Economics (BSc)
This degree programme seeks to provide students with basic competence in the areas of
- nutritional science,
- home economics and
- food economics.
This involves learning about foodstuffs, the physiological basis of human nutrition, the prevention of disease, the economic and social issues of every-day provisions in an integrated system, the economic analysis of food processing and marketing, and the status of nutrition within the arena of public health.
This interdisciplinary programme of studies requires students to be flexible and interested particularly in scientific, sociological, economic and technical issues, methods and approaches.
Number of enrolled students673 students are enrolled in this bachelor degree course (as of winter semester 2017/18).
Accreditationsince 28 September 2007.
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
Studies are offered in the form of modules comprising 4 hours/week per semester. Modules are finished with exams. The marks achieved in the individual exams add up to the final grade. This degree programme consists of 15 core modules (compulsory), 13 specialisation modules (elective) and a Bachelor's dissertation. This structure allows students to specialise in a varied range of individual directions on the basis of sound scientific training in the fundamentals.
1st semester 2nd semester 3rd semester Introductory Chemical Practical Training Biochemistry I Nutritional Physiology Biology Politics and Markets in Agriculture and Nutrition Edible Plants Economics and Business Administration I Production Management in the Nutrition Industry Economics in the Household Anatomy and Physiology I
Specialisation Module 1 Mathematics and Statistics Human Food of Animal Origin Specialisation Module 2 4th semester 5th semester 6th semester Human Nutrition Specialisation Module 6 Specialisation Module 11 Public Health Nutrition 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
The following specialisation modules could be chosen, for example:
- Nutrition Therapy;
- Age-specific Nutrition and Dietetics;
- Supply and Catering Management;
- Consumer Behaviour and Counseling;
- Business Operations, Market Theory and Consumer Policy.
Students may undertake a 9-week work placement (12 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.
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.
- 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 Master's degrees are offered by JLU:JLU's Faculty 09 offers further.
This Bachelor's degree in Nutritional Science and Home Economics grants students an applicable understanding of the fundamentals as well as practice-related knowledge of the professional sphere and the methodology required to take up a career in their field. Employment at the interface of consumer and producer/society and industry is possible.
The areas available to graduates of this programme include
- catering companies,
- care institutions and other service providers,
- jobs in community relations,
- consumer advice,
- the health and environment
- food sectors,
- quality control and the media.
- Further Information: Documents
PDF documents for the courses of study
Examination- and study regulations
- Special 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)
- Special regulations (in German)
- International pages
Please have a look at our International Pages for more information in English.
- Any Questions
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Prof. Dr. Wencke Gwozdz
Institut für Wirtschaftslehre des Haushalts und Verbrauchsforschung
Phone: +49 (0)641 - 99 39360
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