|Degree||Bachelor of Science|
|Course commences||winter semester only|
|Standard course duration||6 semesters|
|Focus options||100% only|
|Format options||full-time / part-time|
|Language of instruction||German and English|
Whereas in the Geography courses the focus is on the various relations existing between humankind and the environment and on spatially related structures, processes and disparities in economy and society, the B.Sc. course in Earth Studies concentrates on the origins, evolution and state of the Earth as a system, the circuitries of matter and energy taking place within it and the interaction between the geo-, bio-, atmo- and hydrospheres. The course deals with subject matter from the geoscientific disciplines Geology/Palaeontology, Mineralogy and Environmental Geochemistry and is designed to provide students with an in initial degree qualifying them for a profession in the relevant field and enabling them to solve subject-related problems independently.
The B.Sc. course encompasses the following compulsory and compulsory-elective modules. Students receive credits for successful participation and grades for the work they turn in.
- Cross-disciplinary skills I: “Key skills for sustainable study”
- Basic Mathematics
- Basic Chemistry
- Basic Physics I
- Introduction to System Earth I
- Introduction to System Earth II
- Methods in the Earth Sciences I
- Processes in System Earth
- Methods in the Earth Sciences II
- Methods in the Earth Sciences III
- Cross-disciplinary skills II: “Reflection on Practical Experience”
- Cross-disciplinary skills III: “Project Skills”
- Petrology and geodynamics
- Environmental geochemistry and pedology
- Sediment geology
- Final examination (oral)
- B.Sc. thesis
- Basic Physics II
- Basic Biology
- Environmental geochemistry
Special regulations apply for international study applicants. For more information please consult Heidelberg University’s International Relations Office (Akademisches Auslandsamt, Seminarstraße 2). International applicants can participate in a preparatory course lasting one semester and taking place in the summer term prior to the start of the course proper.
Study and examination regulations
Issues arising in connection with examinations, credit transfer and academic credential recognition are dealt with by the relevant examinations board/office. For more information, consult the academic advisor(s) indicated below.
Information on the B.Sc. course in Earth Sciences
Tuition fees at Heidelberg University are payable at the beginning of each semester.
Heidelberg University offers a consecutive M.Sc. course in Earth Sciences.
Please consult the homepage of the Institute of Earth Sciences for information about current contact persons and office hours: http://www.geow.uni-heidelberg.de/studium/
Institute of Earth Sciences
Im Neuenheimer Feld 234-236
Im Neuenheimer Feld 236, Office 203
Dipl.-Geol. Petra Mai
phone: +49 (0)6221 546038
fax: +49 (0)6221 544805