Biology degrees
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Practical training right from the start

The Bachelor's degree programme in Biology at the TU Darmstadt offers a broad and research-based education. A seamless integration of research and teaching is the focus from the very beginning. In your undergraduate studies, you will acquire basic knowledge about the entire spectrum of biological disciplines and their respective methods. In addition, you will receive a sound basic education in the natural science disciplines of mathematics, physics and chemistry. Afterwards, you have the opportunity to design the focus of your studies yourself and to gain initial in-depth insights into the research at the Department of Biology.

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In touch with the research of the department

In the advanced elective modules, you will gain initial insights into the research carried out at the department. The course catalogue is based on the research topics and their key questions.

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The first four semesters of the Bachelor's degree programme in Biology focus on the most comprehensive basic biology education possible. The courses offered reflect the diversity of biological disciplines. The basics of cell and microbiology, genetics as well as systematics and ecology are taught here. Each basic module consists of a lecture, a practical tutorial and a laboratory or field practical.

The disciplines of mathematics, physics and chemistry are also part of a sound basic education in the natural sciences. The courses are offered by the respective departments of the TU Darmstadt. The course content of these modules is always centred on biological methods and topics.

The 5th and 6th semesters offer you the opportunity to design the focus of your studies yourself. The courses offered are aligned with the work of the research labs at the department. Four modules are selected from the range of mandatory elective modules. These courses are offered as 3-week block courses. With the 6-week research internship and the Bachelor's thesis, you enter into research yourself. Both can be completed in the research labs at the department as well as in external institutions.

In the module “Course Supervision”, you pass on your knowledge from your own basic studies to the next cohort of students. As a rule, you will supervise students from semesters 1 to 4 as a demonstrator in the basic modules. For professional support, you take a workshop in advance that prepares you for your role as a demonstrator.

An application to the Technische Universität Darmstadt is only possible online via the central application portals TUCaN or movein. If you are applying for the first semester of the Bachelor's degree programme in Biology, you must also register in advance at for participation in the so-called Dialogorientiertes Serviceverfahren (dialogue-centered service procedure).

The entry requirements for a Bachelor's degree in Biology are the Allgemeine Hochschulreife (general university entrance qualification) or the Fachhochschulreife (university of applied sciences entrance qualification). The average grade of the university entrance qualification is used for the allocation of places in the degree programme. The programme can only be started in the winter semester.

These documents will assist you in planning your studies. Here you will find all the information, course module descriptions and examination regulations.

In the overview “Study plans”, you will find a recommendation for the time schedule and the allocation of modules in the first four semesters. These recommendations ensure that courses do not overlap and that skills and competencies are developed over the course of the degree programme. For individual studies, there may be good reasons to deviate from this recommendation. In this case, the team at the Office for Student Affairs is there to help you. Individual changes to the study plan can be discussed at an early stage in a personal meeting.

Information on part-time studies