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.

Module Handbook

Course Catalogue

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.

Use these tools for a smart start into the programme:

Online Self-Assessment

Orientierungswoche (OWO) (orientation event) at the beginning of the first semester.

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.

Degree Programme Guidelines/Study Regulations

Semester Course Schedule 2016

General Examination Terms of Technische Universität Darmstadt

Previous degree programme guidelines can be found in the Satzungsbeilagen of TU Darmstadt or on the Webpages of your Studienbüro.