Information on course of study: Bachelor's Programme Environmental Science (Bachelor)

Information on course of study: Bachelor's Programme Environmental Science (Bachelor)

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Course of study name: Bachelor's Programme Environmental Science (Bachelor)
Duration: 6 Semester
Academic degree: Bachelor of Science
Language: German
Type of admission: Application/enrolment possible in the winter semester

Orientation and goals

This much sought after degree course is focused on environmental science and environmental planning, with a special focus on marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Studying Environmental science at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg offers an interesting variety of options to students at the beginning of their academic career. On the one hand, it offers options for entry into a variety of career fields after graduation, and other, it offers the opportunity to continue studying in a related master's programme. Environmental science combines up to date scholarly work in environmental research with urgent demands for solutions to environmental problems. The basic practical and theoretical approaches common to all fields in mathematics and the natural sciences are presented in this degree course in an interdisciplinary context. The focus is on terrestrial and marine ecosystems and their temporal and spatial development. The trans-disciplinary applications of this degree programme are developed with the analysis and development of planning options in solving concrete problems in conservation. This aspect especially requires a high degree of teamwork and well developed communication skills. These abilities form a wider goal of the programme. Students who wish to study environmental science should have a broad interest in mathematics and the natural sciences. Good English skills as well as an interest in computer applications are also expected. Students in the environmental science related degree courses at the University of Oldenburg distinguish themselves through their high degree of motivation, interest in understanding complex connections and difficult academic material, and a high degree of commitment to their academic area.

Language skills

In order to study this course at the University of Oldenburg as a student from outside of Germany, you need an adequate knowledge of German.

German Language Proficiency
You can proof your German language proficiency with the following language certificates:
  • DSH: Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (Level 2)
  • TestDaF: Test – Deutsch als Fremdsprache (with level 4 in all four areas)

The proof of language proficiency must be presented for the enrolment. For other proof possiblities see: Language requirements

Careers and areas of work

The Bachelor's programme “Environmental Science” prepares students for a professional career in environmental or natural sciences as well as for advanced Master´s programmes.

By providing basic and methodological knowledge for the analysis of environmental systems and depending on the individually acquired profile, the degree qualifies for positions in various areas. Aspects related to the environment increase in their relevance in many professional fields and especially here graduates can contribute their interdisciplinary perspective to answer scientific environmental questions. This applies, for example, to environmental monitoring, planning and precaution.Graduates can work in the following areas:

  • nature conservation and landscape planning
  • environmental monitoring
  • the renaturation of ecosystems
  • the management of protected areas,
  • soil and water protection
  • environmental informatics.

In addition, the Bachelor´s programme can also have a research-oriented focus.
The skills acquired in the various disciplines of the natural sciences can then be expanded in an advanced Master's programme. Here, science-oriented degree programmes at the University of Oldenburg as well as elsewhere can be pursued.

Your contact persons

  • Rabus, Ralf Andreas
  • Examinations Office (FK5-FK6)
  • Contact form for students
Fragen zum Studiengang/-fach
  • Student representatives of Environmental Science
  • Pohlner, Marion
  • Study and Career Counselling Service
Questions about studying
  • Matthé, Sabine

Documents: Regulations, forms, information

  • Antrag auf Anerkennung von Prüfungsleistungen pdf
  • Professionalisierungsbereich Blanko (Anlage) docx
Documents Examinations and examiners Forms
  • Anmeldung der Abschlussarbeit pdf
  • Anzeige einer Prüfungsunfähigkeit pdf
  • Antrag auf Notenverbesserung docx
  • Modulbescheinigung Bachelor docx
  • Antrag auf Zulassung von Fachmodulen im Professionalisierungsbereich (Austauschmodule) docx
  • Vorziehen von Mastermodulen pdf
  • Erklärung Abschlussdokumente Bachelor pdf

Postgraduate / combined course of studies

Master subject
  • Master's Programme Marine Environmental Sciences (Master)
  • Master's Programme Environmental Modelling (Master)
  • Master's Programme Water and Coastal Management (Master)
  • Master's Programme Landscape Ecology (Master)
  • Master's Programme Sustainability Economics and Management (Master)