Bachelor’s program "Humans and environment: psychology, communication, economics"

Current developments, such as climate change or increasing social injustice, challenge us to question the use of resources both locally and globally, and to reflect on the interaction of different systems.

The new Bachelor’s program "Humans and environment: psychology, communication, economics" thus provides basic knowledge of environmental, natural and social sciences. Interdisciplinarity is a basic principle of the program. Students learn to understand processes that require a sustainable use of natural resources and, thanks to their interdisciplinary skills, will be able to recognize and evaluate complex environmental problems, as well as contribute to their solutions.

In the course of studies, an individual focus can be placed in the form of a profile line. You can choose between psychology, communication and economics.

The Bachelor’s degree provides a basis for a variety of professional perspectives in advisory functions in the environmental or communication sector or in occupations related to sustainability. As an alternative, you can also deepen your acquired knowledge in the context of a master's program.


The degree in a nutshell

Course  Contents    
  • Basics of natural and environmental science (including geosciences, chemistry, environmental analysis, ecology, environmental chemistry)
  • Basics of psychology with a focus on the applied disciplines environmental psychology and social psychology
  • Basics of communication science, social science and snvironmental economics (including economics, environmental management, sociology and philosophy)
  • Basics of philosophy of science and research methods from a social and natural sciences perspective, as well as the integration of modern research approaches to interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity
  • Basics and methods of scientific research (experimental planning, statistics, data processing, analysis and evaluation), with a focus on the challenge of interdisciplinary research
  • Possibility of specialization in one of the three profiles environmental psychology, environmental communication or environmental economics
  • Campus Landau
Admission requirements
  • General university entrance qualification (Abitur) or a qualification recognized as equivalent
Admission restrictions
  • admission is restricted
  • Winter term
Deadline of application
  • July 15
Regular study period
  • 6 semesters
  • 6-week external work-related internship
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  • Accredited by ZEvA until 30.09.2021
Consecutive Master
  • Environmental sciences, ecotoxicology or social and communication sciences
  • Applicants with foreign university entrance qualifications submit their application for the preliminary examination to UNI-ASSIST. Further information can be found here.
Academic counseling
  • Prof. Dr. Gerhard Reese (Director of the Bachelor’s program and academic counselling in psychology), Dr. Jutta Milde (Communication science), Dr. Katherine Muñoz (Environmental science), Prof. Oliver Frör (Environmental economist)


More info
  • Further information about the course of studies
  • Flyer "People and the environment: Psychology, communication, economics"
  • examination Regulations
  • Candidates with foreign university entrance qualification