How is the study program structured?

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A degree program consists of modules that are defined in the examination regulations and described in more detail in the module handbook. In terms of content and time, it makes sense to study these modules in a certain order. For each degree program, there is a sample study plan that shows you an ideal typical course. If you study in this way, you will be able to complete your studies in the standard period of study. This is not always possible, so there may be individual deviations from the suggested sequence. When planning, you should bear in mind that not every module is offered in the winter and summer semesters and that some modules necessarily build on each other or have other participation requirements. The student advisor will support you in the individual organization of your studies.

Sample Study Plan

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Modern forms of study

In addition to the course offering, which is unique in Europe in terms of content, the program also breaks new ground in teaching in order to provide students with specialist knowledge and skills in a practical and self-determined manner.

In addition to the classic lecture, teaching forms include
-project work on self-selected topics (alone or in groups)
-practical courses in the laboratory and in the field
-Excursions (one-day excursions and a one-week excursion abroad)
-Student presentations and tutorials
-Conferences with guest speakers

Course of studies

The study consists of

- Basic modules from the field of agriculture (27%)
- Basic modules of economics and social science (10%)
- Basic modules of mathematics, statistics and natural sciences (12%)
- Methodological modules (5%)
- Elective modules (30%)
- Professional internship (11%)
- Thesis (5%)

The undergraduate program dovetails the basic scientific subjects of agricultural science with the applied agricultural subjects. This makes the connections clearer. Ecological issues are given more focus than is usually the case in agricultural courses.

Detailed information for students

The main study phase consists of seven elective modules, which you can select from a module catalog of over 40 modules.  This offers you individual scope to either continue your broad education or to set your own focus.

Detailed information for students

Students should be introduced to research-based learning and learn problem-oriented, interdisciplinary approaches. Furthermore, key qualifications such as communication, taking responsibility, networked thinking and the ability to work in a team are to be trained.

Detailed information for students

In individual often practice-oriented seminars, special aspects of organic agriculture and related disciplines as well as methods and languages are developed during the course of study, e.g. Soil Science Exercises, Wildlife Education, Poultry Feeding or Technical English.

Detailed information for students

Students are introduced to their future professional activities through concrete tasks and practical work in companies or other institutions of professional practice. 

Detailed information for students

The Bachelor thesis has a processing time of eight weeks. As a rule, there is a content-related discussion of a topic of choice by means of scientific literature. In the colloquium, the work is presented for 20-25 minutes and questions are asked by the examiners.

Detailed information for students

It is possible to take the agricultural assistant examination at the same time in the dual study program in agriculture.

Information days

The department, together with the student council, regularly offers information days where you can get a more detailed picture of studying at the Department 11 - Ecological Agricultural Sciences.

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