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Biology

Polyvalent dual-major bachelor's degree program - Major field (with secondary-school teaching degree option)


Language of instruction:

German

Academic calendar:

Winter Semester

Standard Period of Study:

6 semesters required for the full degree programme

ECTS points:

180

Admission: First semester:

restrictive admissions (University): replacement procedure
(Average grade in the German higher education entrance qualification and, where applicable, extracurricular activities)

Germans and EU citizens: 90% of study spaces are granted in a selection procedure and 10% after a waiting period. Non-EU citizens (without German school-leaving certificate): do not take part in this selection procedure. Study spaces are granted according to a quota of 8% of the available spaces.

Remark: Please check again at the beginning of the application period to make sure that the admission requirements for this degree program have not changed in the meantime.

Further information on the selection process for German nationals, non-German nationals educated in Germany and EU nationals can be found on the faculty web pages

Higher semesters:

2. - 4. study semester: restricted admission: Further information about the selection process for higher semesters can be found on this information sheet [de].

Application period: First semester: 1 June–15 July
Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Biology

Biology is a natural science that did not develop into a unified, exact, and experimental science until the 20th century. Since this time, biological research has concentrated primarily on finding universal principles and laws for living things. Biology is divided into the following areas of teaching and research: biochemistry (of plants), botany (plant physiology), botany (functional morphology and bionics), bioinformatics (only as minor field), developmental biology of animals, evolutionary biology and ecology of animals, genetics and molecular biology, geobotany, limnology, microbiology, molecular immunology, neurobiology and biophysics, neurobiology and animal physiology, plant biotechnology, and cell biology. In keeping with the requirements of the teaching education program, the curriculum aims to include the entire spectrum of the field. In contrast to students of the bachelor of science program, students preparing for the state examination for secondary education are not required to choose an area of specialization but may decide for themselves whether to concentrate on a specific area in their elective courses.

An overview of all the subjects that can be taken in combination with subject Biology by students who started their Polyvalent dual-major bachelor's degree program in the winter semester 2015/16 or later:

Chemistry | German | English | French | Geography | History | Greek | Computer Science | Italian | Catholic Theology | Latin | Mathematics | Philosophy/Ethics | Physics | Political Science | Economic Science | Russian | Spanish | Physical Education | Chinese |

It is possible to study music at the University of Music in Freiburg and art at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe. Make sure to inquire about the admission requirements at these institutions before deciding on these fields. You may combine any teaching degree field with either of these two artistic fields. However, it is not possible to combine music and art.
Please also note that it is not possible to be admitted as a student teacher with a combination of any of the following fields: Catholic theology, Protestant theology, Jewish theology, Islamic religious studies. It is not possible to combine one of these fields with philosophy/ethics either.

Disclaimer
The versions of statutes with relevance to teaching and learning provided on this page by the Department of Legal Affairs (in particular admission and selection regulations as well as subject and examination regulations) are primarily for information purposes. This means that all amendments subsequently agreed upon by the University Senate have been integrated into the respective text of the original statutes; in the case of the examination regulations for bachelor's and master's degree programmes, this generally relates to extracts of the respective examination regulations (framework examination regulations, subject-specific provisions, and appendices).
The greatest care has been taken in writing these versions. Nevertheless, it cannot be entirely ruled out that errors may have occurred. Consequently, it is solely the officially announced statutes and statute amendments that are legally binding, i.e. as published in the Amtlichen Bekanntmachungen der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau [de] or, up to the year 2000, in the official gazette of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.

Central Student Advising Office


The central student advisory service - the Central Student Advising Office (ZSB) provides information and advice on all questions that may arise prior to, at the beginning of, and during a course of study. The Student Service Center – Center for Teacher Education [de] offers a special academic advising for current and prospective students of teaching degree programs. If you are seeking subject-specific advice in addition to this, you can also contact the respective subject academic advisor

Departmental Academic Advising


Program Coordination
Dr. Janina Kirsch
Fakultät für Biologie
Altbau, Raum A 307, Gebäude 2
Schänzlestraße 1
79104 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-2895
Fax: +49 761 203-2894

studium@biologie.uni-freiburg.de
Sprechstunde: (persönlich): Mo-Fr 10:30-12:00 Uhr


Examination Office


Andrea Röss / Liliane Merz
Fakultät für Biologie
Schänzlestr. 1
Altbau, Raum A 309, Gebäude 2 siehe Lageplan
79104 Freiburg

Tel.: +49 (0)761 203 2892
pruefungsamt@biologie.uni-freiburg.de
Sprechstunden (persönlich): Mo - Do von 10:00-12:00
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The tables with the results of the last selection processes allow you to see the assigned grade/number of points in the selection process which would have sufficed and what the waiting period would have been to secure admission. The assigned grade/number of points is based by subject on the average grade or weighted grades achieved in the German higher education entrance qualification, on test results and/or outcome of the selection interview, and also on professional or practical experience in the respective subject.


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Applicants who are not nationals of EU member states and/or do not have a German higher education entrance qualification cannot participate in the lottery procedure.

Lottery procedures are conducted in subjects with restricted admission where places are still available. Should places still be available after the final waiting list procedure, these are allocated in a lottery procedure. Application for participation in the lottery procedure must be made online and separately for each degree programme to which admission is sought. The application period for the winter semester is from 1 September to 30 September and for the summer semester from 1 March to 31 March. Applications received earlier or later than stipulated will not be considered.

The online application portal for the lottery procedure is only open during the application period.