Biology (Bachelor of Science)
|Degree: Bachelor of Science|
|Duration: 6 semesters|
|Internship: internships within the study programme|
|Requirements for Admission: entrance qualification for higher education, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, similar foreign diplomas; further information|
|Admission Procedure: Restrictions on admission; procedure results (n.c. figures)|
|Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions|
|Programme Start: winter semester|
|Application Deadline: July 15|
|Application: Online application|
|Special Feature: For this degree programme, the Technische Universität Darmstadt offers Online Self-Assessment for selecting a course of study.|
Modern Biosciences are characterised by tremendous technical dynamics and variety. Apart from the classical areas of specialisation of Zoology, Botany, Microbiology, Genetics, Physiology, and Ecology, there are numerous related disciplines such Biochemistry, Biophysics, Bioinformatics, Biomedicine, Bioengineering, and Bioethics.
However, they can be divided into two fundamental areas: molecular and cellular biology on the one hand and organismic and systemic biology on the other.
The module handbook will help you gather detailed information on the content of the programme.
Further information on the department may be found at www.bio.tu-darmstadt.de.
How to Prepare for the Programme
Advice for Prospective B.Sc. Students
An important prerequisite for a successful course of study of Biology at the TU Darmstadt is first and foremost a basic interest in scientific problems and in practical experimentation throughout the course of study. In this context, prospective students should be aware of the fact that a well-founded understanding of biology is unthinkable without chemistry, physics and mathematics and that these disciplines are essential components of the study programme and should not be underestimated. Students should thus possess the motivation to obtain broad fundamental knowledge in the field of modern biosciences.
Mathematics – Why? What? What for? Who? How? Where? Further information? You will find answers to these questions here.
Furthermore, good English skills are useful as relevant academic literature often only exists in English.
Related Degree Programmes
|General Information: Please note that admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. This particularly applies to non-consecutive courses of study (meaning with a Bachelor’s degree in a different area of focus or field of study than the desired Master’s degree programme) and to applicants of other universities. If you have any questions, please contact the respective departmental advisor’s office.|
|Biomolecular Engineering (B.Sc.)|
|Biology (LaG) (Biologie, Lehramt an Gymnasien)|
|Chemistry (B.Sc.) (Chemie, B.Sc.)|
|Chemistry (LaG ) (Chemie, Lehramt an Gymnasien)|
|Hygiene and Cosmetics (B.Ed.) (Körperpflege, B.Ed.)|
General Information: With the Bachelor of Science, the students will acquire a first professional qualification. However, the Master of Science is considered the standard qualification at TU Darmstadt. For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master’s degree.|
Please note that admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. This particularly applies to non-consecutive courses of study (meaning with a Bachelor’s degree in a different area of focus or field of study than the desired Master’s degree programme) and to applicants of other universities. If you have any questions, please contact the respective departmental advisor’s office.
|Technical Biology (M.Sc.) (Technische Biologie, M.Sc.)|
There is a great number of potential fields of activity for biologists. In most cases, they will find employment in biological, pharmaceutical, and medical research and development at universities or in the industrial sector.
Biologists have particularly good prospects in physiology-oriented and molecular-biological disciplines such as microbiology, genetics, molecular biology, cellular biology, animal physiology, and plant physiology.
Apart from universities and research institutes, their employers primarily include businesses in the chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food industry.
Furthermore, their employment opportunities extend to the areas of health care, environmental protection, scientific journalism, genetic engineering, forensics, or biological safety. Biologists with a Bachelor of Science degree may also work in public administration or for (trade) associations.
Lastly, their knowledge and skill is also in demand at institutions such as museums and zoological or botanical gardens.
TU Darmstadt's offer of Job Shadowing is a quick and simple method of career orientation by accompanying professionally experienced TU Darmstadt alumni for one day.
Further information about career opportunities on the German job market may be found on the following websites:
Arbeitskreis (AK) Evolutionsbiologie (Task Force Evolutionary Biology)
Berufsvertretung Deutscher Biologen e.V. (BDBiol) (Professional Association of German Biologists)
Biotechnologie-Industrie-Organisation Deutschland e.V. (German Sector Association of the Biotechnical Industry)
Verband Biologie, Biowissenschaften und Biomedizin in Deutschland e.V. (VBIO) (German Life Sciences Association)