BioGeoWissenschaften (Bachelor of Science)

Climate change, loss of biodiversity, extreme weather events, destruction of ecosystems - we are currently facing a wealth of environmental problems! This BSc programme focusses on nature and environment, targeting students seeking for training in natural and environmental sciences and being interested in biodiversity research and landscape ecology. The programme focusses on environmental risk assessment and the consequences of human-induced environmental change.

The programme combines the focal areas of biology and geography, and complements these with basic knowledge in the fields of chemistry, physics, statistics, socio-economy, and environmental planning. In practicals, lectures, and seminars you will learn about biological and geo-ecological aspects of ecosystems. Furthermore, training is provided in communication skills and scientific English. Practical relevance is, amongst others, established through a 6-week internship outside the university. Elective modules allow for setting own personal priorities within the curriculum. In an integrated research internship you can implement your theoretical knowledge into practise, by addressing a specific research question within a specific study area. The programme ends with the bachelor thesis and an oral examination.

Close cooperations exist with the Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde (Federal Institute of Hydrology) in Koblenz, with universities in Rwanda and Madagascar as well as various other research institutions in Germany and abroad. The 5th semester may be spent abroad (optional semester abroad), pending approval by the examination committee.

During the study course you will gain several scientific and methodological competences. This qualifies you for consulting jobs in governmental and non-governmental organisations, national and international companies as well as engineering and consulting offices. It also qualifies you for consecutive master programmes in Koblenz (BioGeoWissenschaften M.Sc.) and elsewhere.

The programme has been accredited by AQAS until 30th September 2019, prolongation is in preparation.

 

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Degree program content
  • Ecology, Landscape Ecology and Biodiversity
  • Physical Geography, Environmental Planning, Human Geography
  • Basics in Chemistry, Physics and Statistics
  • Communication Skills an Scientific English
  • Interaction among Organisms and Environment
  • Intership outside University
  • Elective Module
  • Research Internship
  • Bachelor Thesis
Study location
  • Koblenz campus
Admission requirements
  • General university entrance qualification (German Abitur) or an equivalent recognized qualification
  • A very good command of the German language is essential (the programme is taught in German) as well as a good command of English language.
Admission restrictions
  • None
Start of degree program
  • Winter teaching period
Application deadline
  • 15th July
Degree program duration
  • The standard period of study is 6 semesters
Internships
  • 6-week internship during the lecture-free period
Qualification
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Accreditation
  • Accredited by AQAS to Sept. 30, 2019
Consecutive Master’s degree
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