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Within the Bachelor’s program, students can chose political science as a major (75% with a 25% minor), a double major (50% for each subject), or as a minor. Political science can be combined with numerous other subjects. For political science majors, students need to obtain 113 credit points (Leistungspunkte); 74 credit points for the double major; and 35 credit points for the minor. In addition, students will earn 20 credit points for general studies courses and internships. Students who chose to major (75%) or double major (50%) in political science will also complete a Bachelor’s thesis (worth 12 credit points). For more information about the organization of the degree program please refer to the FAQ and the examination regulations.


The Bachelor is a so-called polyvalent degree. On the one hand, it is a “normal” degree, which can precede a Master’s degree. It can however also form the basis of an education degree for those students who seek to later teach at the upper secondary level (Gymnasium): graduates of the Bachelor’s program can continue their studies with a Master of Education. Regardless of what students may wish to do after the Bachelor, the content of the degree program is the same; the programs differ only with regard to the general studies courses that students chose.





BA Examination regulations


Auswahlsatzung (25.7.2007) 

Admissions statute (25.07.2007)

Modulhandbuch für den BA-Studiengang  
Module handbook for the BA program

Further information

FAQ zum Bachelorstudiengang  

FAQ – Bachelor’s program

FAQ zur Anmeldung zur Bachelor-Arbeit 
FAQ – Bachelor’s thesis registration

FAQ zum Pflichtpraktikum 
FAQ – Required internship

FAQ zur Auslandsanerkennung 

FAQ – Accreditation of credits earned abroad
Stellungnahme des IPW zur Gutachtenerstellung für Masterbewerbungen 
Statement by the institute on letters of recommendation for Master’s programs

The Institute of Political Science no longer issues letters of recommendation for applications for Master’s programs in Germany. Further explanation is provided in the linked document (in German).

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