3.2.1 Bachelor courses

Bachelor programmes are designed to provide scientific fundamentals, methodological skills and career-related qualifications. Courses are offered as Monobachelor courses, which consist of a main subject (Hauptfach) and alternatively as Combination Bachelor courses consisting of a combination of core subject (Kernfach) and secondary subject (Zweitfach), for which there are rules on combination possibilities.

As a general rule, the duration of Bachelor courses is six semesters. Continuous assessment is the guiding principle (Modulabschlussprüfungen). Towards the end of their studies, students are required to write a Bachelor's thesis.

The Bachelor is understood to be a standard academic degree, which qualifies the holder for a professional career. In linguistics and cultural studies, in sports and sport sciences, in social sciences and arts subjects, graduates are given the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), whereas in mathematics, the natural sciences and the agrarian sciences the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) is awarded.