The six-semester program (3 years, 180 credit points) starts with the Leuphana Semester that all students take together. From the second semester on, students start specializing in their major and minor. The major forms the subject concentration of the program with five academic semesters whose core consists of the required modules (areas of concentration). The minor supplements this concentration with a second area of learning. In addition to the academic fields of the major and minor, all students, from the second semester on, complete the interdisciplinarily structured comprehensive studies program together.
The module in the major covers a number of courses in the first semester, that provide the student with a basic understanding of business psychology methods. In the second semester, after the Leuphana semester, the introduction into the discipline of business psychology commences.
Students attend further lecture courses on statistics and research methods and receive an introduction into general psychology. The subsequent semesters will explore the individual subfields of general psychology, significant to business psychology. The curriculum includes, for example, classes in social and communications psychology or in labor and engineering psychology. In addition, business psychology methods will be taught, such as, for example, market- and consumer research or personnel selection. In the sixth semester, students can take an internship as they write their Bachelor essay, in order to apply what they have learned in practice and to learn about possible occupational fields.
The thesis (also called Bachelor essay) rounds out the Bachelor program with a concentration in business psychology. Here students can show that they can apply the foundations and methodologies, which they have learned, to a topic of their own choosing. Over the course of a nine-week working period, they demonstrate that they can carry out an academic assessment of a question. After students have completed the respective modules (in their business psychology concentration as well as those in the minor and comprehensive studies program), they can graduate from Leuphana with the academic degree, “Bachelor of Science” or they can continue with a consecutive Master’s degree program.
You can find an overview of the modules you need to take for the major in business psychology on the following pages.