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Biology B.Sc.


Bachelor of Science

Program structure

Bachelor of Science: Only a single subject is usually studied. Individual programs may be provided with a small minor subject (module).

Special features

The bachelor's program in biology offers a profound and broad basic education in all branches of modern biology. A further feature of the biology program in Regensburg is the profound and comparable extensive education in further disciplines of natural science (especially chemistry and physics).


The bachelor's program in biology is part of a consecutive Bachelor / Master education. During the first 4 semesters the students acquire basic knowledge in inorganic chemistry, mathematics, physical chemistry and physics plus general knowledge in organic chemistry. At the same time, students obtain deepened knowledge in different fields of biology, like botany, zoology, biochemistry, genetics and microbiology. During the last two semesters, students gain a solid foundation in at least two areas of: botany, zoology, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, molecular ecology and evolutionary biology, neurobiology, biology of development, or further fields covered by the teaching personnel. Special emphasis is given to practical work, covering nearly 50% of the student’s workload. Students are also furnished with systematic guidance and methodological tools for performing academic work. Ending in a Bachelor's thesis written in 10 weeks, students prove their ability to scientifically work on a special topic of biology and to present their results adequately. The course of study leads to a first degree which qualifies students not only for further studies in a master education or a graduate school, but also for the professional world.

Further information for prospective students (in German)

Professional prospects / competencies

Biology is a rapidly developing division of science. The demand for graduates in biology has been constantly rising in the last years. However, there is no single  “biologist” profession. Nevertheless, the intensive education in biology at university is an ideal prerequisite to find a job in a diverse field of possible occupational fields and establishments. For example, in universities and other scientific or medical facilities, or in the industry, administration or further diverse areas (consultation, analytics, journalism, environmental protection and planning).

Internships, lab courses, practical courses

Biology is an experimental science - this fact is also taken into account by the high proportion of practical courses (compulsory courses) in the degree program.

Disciplines involved

Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics

Program duration / standard period of study

The length of the program depends on the progress of an individual's studies. The standard period of study, the time in which the intended program can be finished ideally is 6 semesters. The actual time taken to complete the program may vary. It is limited by the examination deadlines set out in the examination regulations.

Program scope

180 ECTS

Language of instruction

German (seminars are partly held in English)

Program can be started

Only in the winter semester

What qualities do I need to have?

Broad interest in biological subdisciplines, interest in independent and ability to organize your semester schedules independently (especially in the 5th and 6th semester), ability to study independently.

Restricted admittance

No restricted admittance based on grades

Legal requirements for admission

General university entrance qualification, subject-related university entrance qualification or vocational qualification.

Application deadline(s)

Information for international applicants

Registration dates and deadlines

Information on enrollment deadlines and required documents can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office.

Language skills needed

No language certificates are required.

Information regarding German language proficiency for international students.

Documents needed (to apply / register)

Information on the documents required for enrollment can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office as well as on the homepage of the faculty.

Information on the application documents for international applicants.

Contact within the faculty

Academic Counseling

If you have questions about the program, please contact the biology academic counseling.


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