Environmental Sciences

  • final degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  • admission restriction: yes
  • standard course length: 6 semester
  • deadline for applications: 15 July of each year
  • beginning of the course: October of each year (winter semester)
  • semester abroad: possible

1st semester: Leuphana Semester

  • Module Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Module Humanities
  • Module Methods I
  • Module Methods II. Methods of Environmental Sciences
  • Introduction to Environmental Sciences

2nd semester

  • Basic Concepts of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Basic Concepts of Inorganic Environmental and Sustainable Chemistry
  • Basic Concepts of Ecology
  • Communication and Behavior Change for Sustainability

3rd semester

  • Inter- and transdisciplinary concepts
  • Basic Concepts of Organic Environmental and Sustainable Chemistry
  • Basic concepts of Public Sustainability Governance
  • Fundamentals of Sustainability Management

4th semester

  • Inter- or Transdisciplinary project A
  • Compulsory elective modules I and II

5th semester

  • Inter- or Transdisciplinary project B
  • Interdisciplinary Sustainability Studies
  • Compulsory elective module II

6th semester

  • Bachelor thesis
  • Sustainability and Ethics

Required modules are generally taught in English.

In the fourth and fifth semester, you choose 3 out of 20 elective modules. Specialisations are freely selectable:

  • Transport of Matters in the Environment
  • Biological Species Knowledge
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecosystems – Functions and Services
  • Geosciences, Mineral and Organic Resources, Earth and Air
  • Environmental and Sustainable Chemistry Laboratory Training
  • Water Resources
  • Ecosystems and Communities
  • Climate and Environmental Physics – Practical Aspects
  • Areas of Research in Sustainability Community
  • Planning theory
  • Environmental and Sustainability policy and law
  • Sustainability Economics
  • Symbols, Language and Actions
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship
  • Education, Participation and Communication
  • Environment, Sustainability, Politics: Case Studies
  • Concepts, Methods and Instruments of Environmental Planning
  • Methods of Sustainability Management

The Environmental Sciences major can be combined with the minor fields listed below:

  • Business Administration
  • Business Psychology
  • E-Business
  • Economics
  • Educational Sciences
  • Digital Media / Information Technology & Culture
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Law (Corporate and Business Law)
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Social Media and Information Systems
  • Spatial Sciences

Possible fields of activity

  • Environmental and Nature protection
  • Renewable Energies
  • Research
  • Consultation and assessment
  • Public relations (NGO, institutes, foundations)
  • Education

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