Psychology (Bachelor)

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Psychology is the science of human behavior and experience. The goal here is an adequate description and an appropriate theoretical conceptualization of the subject matter. With regard to its research methods, scientific psychology is based on elements of the humanities, social sciences and especially the natural sciences.

By means of empirical (often experimental) investigations, psychologists test (usually theoretically derived) hypotheses. Empirical methods (e.g. statistics, data collection procedures, experimental design, diagnostics) accordingly form an essential part of the six-semester Bachelor's program. Prospective students should therefore have a solid basic knowledge of mathematics and natural sciences as well as good PC skills.

The methodological training goes hand in hand with the study of psychological basics (general psychology, differential psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology) as well as the study of applied subjects (clinical psychology, educational psychology as well as industrial, organizational and business psychology). The University of Kassel is one of the few German universities that also offer environmental psychology as an applied subject.

Psychotherapy Training

This course of study - in combination with a postgraduate master's degree - is designed in such a way that you can subsequently work as a psychotherapist. The Hessian State Examination and Investigation Office in Health Care has confirmed that all corresponding legal requirements (§ 7 PsychThG, PsychThApprO) are met.

At a glance

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Start: Winter semester

Duration/Scope: 6 semesters

Language of instruction: German (some courses in English)

Admission restriction (NC): Yes

Special Features:
12-week internship

Access requirement

For this degree program you need one of the following degrees:

A good overview of the various degrees and their differences can be found on the website "Zugangsvoraussetzungen" of the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art.

English language certificate

For this degree program, you must provide proof of language skills in English at level B1 (CEFR). Without proof, admission to the study program is not possible.

What counts as proof of language proficiency?

(Copy 2): Forward

Study aptitude test as an admission criterion for the bachelor's program in psychology

Registration: 15.12.2023 - 15.02.2024

Test dates: 05/25 and 05/26/2024

Application and enrollment procedure for the winter semester

Application with German certificates

Application deadline

annually 01.06. - 15.07.

For this degree program, you first register on You then apply via our online application portal "eCampus".

How do I apply for this degree program?

Application with foreign certificates

Application deadline

with foreign certificates:
annually 01.03. - 15.07.

With a  school-leaving certificate acquiredabroad, you must apply via the central assessment office in Berlin, uni-assist.

How do I apply for this study program?

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