Bachelor of Science

Biologie, B.Sc.


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.

General note: With the Bachelor of Science degree, students acquire a first degree qualifying them for a profession. However, at the Technical University of Darmstadt the Master of Science is the standard degree. It is therefore recommended that students complete a Master's programme.

Video: Studying Biology at TU Darmstadt

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Department of Biology

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Degree: Bachelor of Science
Duration: 6 semesters
Language: German
Programme Start: winter semester
Admission: Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission.
Internship: internships within the study programme
Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions
Special Feature: Online Self-Assessment for selecting a course of study.

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.

Getting startet at university!

On this website you will find orientation and information about the first steps into the study program, important preliminary courses and the orientation week. Get to know the university, ask your questions and find support and advice.

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.