Study Plan Bachelor Biological Sciences

1. Semester

2. Semester

Module Course Type SPWs ECTS
1 Organical Chemistry L+E 4+1 6
2 Experimental Physics II L+E 2+1 4
2 Physics Practical Course L+P 1+2 3
4 Biophysics and Physical Chemistry I L+E 4+1 6
6 Structure and Function of Plants L 3 4
6 Botanic Course P 3 3
6 Identification of Plants P 3 3
  Elective Modules      

3. Semester

Module Course Type SPW ECTS
1 Chemical Operations P 6 7
3 Biostatistics L+E 2+1 4
4 Biochemistry L 4 5
7 Zoological Course P 3 3
7 Identification of Animals P 3 3
8 Ecology L 2 3
8 Evolution and Behaviour L 2 3
  Elective Modules      

4. Semester

Module Course Type SPW ECTS
4 Biochemical/Molecular Biological Course P 8 8
9 Genetics II L 2 3
9 Microbiology I L 2 3
9 Cell Biology II L 2 3
10 2 Preference Modules L 4 6
  Elective Modules      

5.-6. Semester

Module Course Type SPW ECTS
11 Compact Course Microbiology L+P 3+6 9
12 Compact Course Plant Physiology L+P 3+6 9
13 Compact Course Animal Physiology L+P 3+6 9
  Specific Interest Course P 8 9
  Bachelor Thesis     14
  Elective Modules (S­S) (WS)      

Elective Modules

Next to the obligatory courses, 23 credit must be acquired in elected courses; of these at least 11 credits and maximal 15 credits must be acquired in biological-natural science courses and 8 credits in areas outside of the natural sciences (of the latter at least 6 credits in courses that impart soft skills).

Examination Plan

The final examination for the Bachelor degree is composed of three parts:

  1. are the written examinations on the courses during the basic studies (57.5% contribution to the final mark)
  2. are the written examinations on the three compact courses Microbiology, Plant Physiology and Animal Physiology (22.5% contribution to the final mark).
  3. the Bachelor thesis, usually compiled on the basis of the special interest course (20% contribution to the final mark)

Please inspect the current examination rules for details.