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

Chemistry is varied, colorful, loud and exciting. And – above all – chemistry is everywhere around us! How is the world actually made up, right down to the smallest particle, and what part does chemistry play? What is its significance in everyday life? Get to the roots of these questions on your chemistry degree!

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Academic calendar:

Winter Semester

Standard Period of Study:

6 semesters required for the full degree programme

Scope of services:

180 ECTS-Points for the full degree programme

Admission: First semester:

without special prerequisites for admission (free admissions)

Higher semesters:

free admission

Application period: First semester: 1 June – 4 October
Higher semesters: Winter Semester: until 30.09., Summer Semester: until 31.03.
Important information regarding required application materials for higher semesters.
Application: Apply now!
Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy

The goal of the degree program is to prepare students for a career as a secondary-school chemistry teacher. The chemistry teacher must be capable of conveying the foundations and recent findings of chemistry at a level of abstraction appropriate to secondary school students and providing them insight into the significance of chemistry for everyday life. Chemistry class should impart secondary school students with an understanding of the great significance of chemistry for problems humanity is confronted with today, such as insufficient resources and energy, illness and disease, overpopulation, but also the dangers chemical technology can pose for the environment and ecology. The curriculum is geared toward these goals: The first phase of the program focuses on the theoretical foundations of chemistry in the three subdisciplines inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry as well as on the necessary basic skills in mathematics and physics. In addition to theoretical training, great emphasis is placed on the practical application of knowledge in the laboratory. Roughly the same amount of time is devoted to practical and theoretical training. A passion for experimentation and sufficient manual skills are thus essential preconditions for taking up a course of study in chemistry.

The second phase of the program includes courses designed to extend students’ knowledge in specific areas and introduce them to issues concerning the industrial applications of chemistry as well as courses on the theory and methodology of teaching that provide them insight into their future career as chemistry teachers.

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

Biology | 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 Freiburg University of Music. Make sure to inquire about the admission requirements Please inform yourself in advance about the admission modalities there. You can combine any teaching subject at the University of Freiburg with the artistic subject of music.
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.

Please note:
From the summer semester 2020 on there may be deviations from individual regulations of the admission regulations, selection and entrance examination regulations as well as the study and examination regulations from the Corona Statutes [de].

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 Academic Advising Office

The University's Service Centre Studies - Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB) provides information and advice on all questions that may arise before, at the beginning and during your studies. The School of Education "Freiburg Advanced Centre of Education" (FACE) offers advice specifically for those interested in studying to become a teacher. If you have any further subject-specific questions, you can also contact the relevant student advisory service.

Departmental Academic Advising

Akad. ORat Dr. Wolfgang Seiche
Institut für Organische Chemie
Chemie-Hochhaus, Raum 06 003
Albertstr. 21
79104 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-6201
Organizational questions should be addressed to the program coordinator:
Dr. Sabine Richter
Raum 304
Hebelstr. 27
79104 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-6063

Nach Vereinbarung


Annika Hartwig, M.A.
Hebelstr. 27, Raum 305
79104 Freiburg
Sprechzeit: nach Vereinbarung

Examination Office

Jennifer Glockner
Hebelstr. 27 (EG)
D-79085 Freiburg
Tel. 0761 203-96862
Termin nach Vereinbarung
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