Mensch und Umwelt: Psychologie, Kommunikation, Ökonomie (Bachelor of Science)

Current developments, such as climate change and increasing social inequality, represent challenges that are motivating us to question the use of existing resources in the local and global arenas and to consider the interactions between various systems.

Our new Bachelor’s degree program ‘Humans and the environment: Psychology, communications, economy’ offers you the opportunity to acquire basic skills in the environmental, natural and social sciences. In this case, interdisciplinarity is already a fundamental aspect of this Bachelor’s degree course. You will learn how to understand processes which require sustainable handling of natural resources and will be able to use your knowledge to recognize and assess complex environmental problems and devise solutions to them.

During the course of study, you will have the option of setting an individual focus in the form of a profile line. For this purpose, you can choose to place your emphasis in the subject areas of psychology, communications or economics.

The Bachelor’s program provides the foundation for subsequent employment in many different professional consultative capacities in organizations working in the fields of the environment and communications, as well as in professions in which sustainability is a relevant aspect. Alternatively, you can choose to extend your acquired subject knowledge by taking a corresponding consecutive Master’s degree.


Degree program content

  • The fundamentals of natural and environmental science (including geosciences, chemistry, environmental analysis, ecology and environmental chemistry)
  • The fundamentals of psychology with a focus on the applied disciplines of environmental psychology and social psychology
  • The fundamentals of communications science, social science and environmental economics (including economics, environmental management, sociology and philosophy)
  • The fundamentals of academic theory and research methods from a social science and natural science point of view, as well as the integration of modern research approaches to promote interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity
  • The fundamentals and methods of academic working (experiment planning, statistics, data preparation, analysis and assessment) with a focus on the challenges of interdisciplinary research
  • Option of in-depth study of one of the three profile areas environmental psychology, environmental communication or environmental economy.

Course location

  • Landau campus

Admission requirements

  • General university entrance qualification (German Abitur) or an equivalent recognized qualification

Admission restrictions

  • Restrictions apply

Start of the degree program

  • Winter semester

Application deadline

  • 15 July

Degree program duration

  • The standard period of study is 6 semesters


  • 6-week period of practical experience in the field


  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)


  • Accredited by ZEvA to Sept. 30, 2021

Consecutive Master’s degrees

  • Environmental Sciences, Ecotoxicology or Social and Communications Sciences


  • Applicants with a foreign university entrance qualification should send their application to UNI-ASSIST for preliminary review. Further information is available here.

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