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... looks into questions such as ...

  • How do proteins work?
  • How are animal and plant cells structured?
  • Which role plays biotechnology for renewable energies?
  • How do species evolve?
  • How do diseases of the nervous system evolve?

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Biology, Bachelor 2 subject


Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Start: Winter semester
Duration: 6 semesters
Classroom language: German

2-Subject Bachelor Programme: This degree programme requires a second subject.
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Detailed information for international applicants

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

it offers the opportunity of studying and researching both the small and the big questions of life, and prepares for a major degree course for students aiming at becoming biology teachers.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Zoology
  • Cell Biology
  • Botany
  • Biodiversity
  • Structural Biology
  • Genetics
  • Physiology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • an interest in studying biological and natural-science issues;

  • studying, researching and teaching
Struggle through:

  • English-language literature

Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in the biotech industry
  • in the pharmaceutical industry
  • in the food industry
  • in the environmental protection industry
  • in research institutes
The bachelor's degree with biology as one of the two subjects is the first basic degree for teacher training (admission requirement for the Master of Education). Furthermore, the bachelor's degree forms the basis for fields of activity in which solid basic biological knowledge is required, but no in-depth scientific training.

And else?

A prep course ...

can be covered voluntarily.
Name: Basic principles of Natural Science
Start: September

Further information about prep courses

An internship ...

is mandatory. It is done during the degree course.
Duration: 4 weeks (practical school training) + 4-6 weeks (general work experience) - as part of the teacher training

A second internship ... is recommended. It is done during the degree course.
Duration: 6 weeks - other intended careers

Studying abroad ...

is recommended. It is done in the 5th semester.
Duration: 1 semester

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Studienfachberatung Biologie
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Biologie / Biotechnologie
Building, Room: ND 03/70
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-23139
Website Fachschaft


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