Information on course of study: Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor)

Information on course of study: Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor)

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Numbers and facts

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


Within the scope of the Dual-subject Bachelor, you can take Biology
  • as a primary or secondary dual subject (60 ECTS) or
  • as a Minor (30 ECTS) combined with a Major
Biology can be studied either in connection with a non-teaching career goal or as a professional teaching qualification. If you want to become a teacher, you must follow the combinations of subjects for each teaching position.

Orientation and goals

Biology is the leading scientific field of the twenty-first century, and the results of biological research (e.g. genetics, molecular biology, biomedicine or ecology) have wide reaching significance for our lives.
Students studying biology at the University of Oldenburg can specialise in fields such as neurobiology, genetics, biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, microbiology, biodiversity, ecology and landscape development. An overview of the working groups in biology, their research and further information on this programme can be found on the website for the Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences.
The new bachelor's and master's programmes in biology provide many opportunities for specialisation in current working areas.

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

After successfully completing six semesters, students graduate with a bachelor's degree, which provides the foundation for careers in numerous areas of industry, research and public bodies.
Students may also continue their studies at the master's level. The Master of Education (M.Ed.) opens the door to a career in public schools. The Master of Science provides access to the same career opportunities and the former Diplom qualification in biology. An overview of the prospective career fields for biology graduates can be found (for example) in the web pages and brochures provided by the Verbands Deutscher Biologen und biowissenschaftlicher Fachgesellschaften.

Your contact persons

  • Contact form for students
  • Examinations Office (FK5-FK6)
  • Koch, Karl-Wilhelm
Fragen zum Studiengang/-fach
  • Student representatives of Biology
  • Student representatives of Teaching Degree Programme
  • Vollrath, Birgit
  • Winklhofer, Michael
  • Study and Career Counselling Service
Questions about studying
  • Vollrath, Birgit

Documents: Regulations, forms, information

  • Professionalisierungsbereich - Berufsziel Lehramt 2023 (Anlage 3b) pdf
  • Professionalisierungsbereich - bes. Bestimmungen Praxismodule im Lehramt SoPäd 2018 (Anlage 3e) pdf
  • Professionalisierungsbereich - bes. Bestimmungen Praxismodule im Lehramt GHR, Gym 2020 (Anlage 3c) pdf
  • Prüfungsordnung - allgemeiner Teil 2020 pdf
  • Was bedeutet "Änderung der Prüfungsordnung" für Studierende?
  • Professionalisierungsbereich inkl. Praxismodule - Außerschulisches Berufsziel 2023 (Anlage 3a) pdf
  • Ordnung über die Durchführung von Prüfungen in elektronischer Form pdf
  • Professionalisierungsbereich inkl. Praxismodule - Allgemeine Regelungen 2022 (Anlage 3) pdf
Documents Anerkennung
  • Professionalisierungsbereich Blanko (Anlage) docx
  • Antrag auf Anerkennung von Prüfungsleistungen pdf
Examinations and examiners Forms
  • Anmeldung der Abschlussarbeit pdf
  • Anzeige einer Prüfungsunfähigkeit pdf
  • Vorziehen von Mastermodulen pdf
  • Antrag auf Notenverbesserung docx
  • Antrag auf Zulassung von Fachmodulen im Professionalisierungsbereich (Austauschmodule) docx
  • Modulbescheinigung Bachelor docx
  • Erklärung Abschlussdokumente Bachelor pdf

Postgraduate / combined course of studies

Master subject
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master)
Kombinationsfach (2FB)
  • Geography (in cooperation with the University of Bremen) (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme German Studies (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Dutch Linguistics and Literary Studies (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Music (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Art and Media (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Economic Education (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Chemistry (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Sport Science (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Philosophy / Values and Norms (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Material Culture: Textiles (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Politics-Economics (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Physics (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Social Studies (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme History (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Protestant Theology and Religious Education (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Special Needs Education (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Slavic Studies (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Gender Studies (Bachelor)
  • Franco-Romance Studies (in cooperation with the University of Bremen) (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Technology (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Computing Science (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme English Studies (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Education (Bachelor)
  • Hispanic Studies (in cooperation with the University of Bremen) (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Mathematics (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Elementary Mathematics (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme General Education (Bachelor)
  • Dual-subject bachelor's programme Low German (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Economics and Business Administration (Bachelor)
Masterfach-MEd (Kombi)
  • Master of Education Programme (Hauptschule and Realschule) Biology (Master of Education)
  • Master of Education Programme (Special Needs Education) Biology (Master of Education)
  • Master of Education Programme (Gymnasium) Biology (Master of Education)