Environmental Sciences

Course structure

At Leuphana College, the Bachelor degree programme consists of four components: the course starts with Leuphana Semester, in which you learn the basic methodology and cover the fundamental areas for an academic degree in your Environmental Sciences major. From the second semester, your Bachelor programme is divided in to a major (main subject), minor (subsidiary subject) and Complementary Studies. In Complementary Studies, you explore the approaches taken and methods used in other disciplines and explore socially relevant questions.

  • 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

More related information available at Jobs and Career.

Initial Information

Information Office (Infoportal)
Gebäude 8, Erdgeschoss
Universitätsallee 1, 21335 Lüneburg
Phone +49.4131.677-2277
Fax +49.4131.677-1430
infoportal@leuphana.de