You can study Geography as a full-time major (as opposed to an option in teacher education) either as a Bachelor of Arts (B.A,), with a specialization in human geography, or in the science-oriented Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), with a specialization in physical geography. In the first two years, the courses in both programs are identical so it is possible to switch programs after the fourth semester.
In all Geography study programs, once you enter main studies, you are able to build individual profile by choosing elective modules. Please see our module descriptions for module contents and examination requirements.
Students in the Bachelor's degree program (full studying and teacher education) write in the 6th semester a thesis (Bachelor thesis) in Geography field. For registration at the examination office are mandatory at least 120 Credit Points for full-time students, and 65 Credit Points for teachers degree. The processing time is maximally 12 weeks. The written performance is evaluated with 12 Credit Points at the colloquium and in conjunction with the obligatory Bachelor seminar 3 Credit Points.
In the area of General Studies, students can choose courses both on subject-related topics as well as courses on transferrable skills. General Studies only form part of the curriculum in study programs with compulsory specialties. They account for 36 CP for major studies in geography and 18 CP as specialty subjects (in each case with an additional 15 CP for the careers-relevant modules GEO-B1 and B2). The courses in General Studies serve to train learning techniques and general key qualifications as well as to provide career orientation. The course offerings include topics such as scientific methods, literature search, foreign languages, writing, presentation and moderation techniques, project management, time management, media literacy, career-related studies: Internships, foreign language skills, careers orientation.
Do you have any questions concerning your study program? Feel free to contact the program coordinator, Michael Thiele. Questions in connection with modules should first be addressed to the person responsible for the module(s) in question. And for questions surrounding examination procedure and certificates, please contact the Central Examinations Office.