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Environmental Systems Sciences – Geography Bachelor’s programme

Course outline, qualifications and competences

The bachelor’s programme Environmental Systems Sciences - Geography provides basic knowledge enabling students to understand complex connections between human activity and resultant environmental change. Students acquire knowledge of physical geography (natural environment), human geography (man-made environment), man-environment relations (interaction of human action and environment) and practical skills in geographical methodology and technology (GIS, cartography, remote sensing, etc.). Students have the possibility of specialising either in physical geography (e.g. climatology, hydrology, phytogeography, glaciology, etc.) or human geography (e.g. regional development, agricultural, industrial, tourist and traffic geography, etc.). Intensive involvement with formal sciences (differential and integral calculus, vector analysis and statistics) promotes analytical, logical and networked thinking skills. Systemic sciences such as organisation and dynamics of man-environment systems complete the programme. Students are able to design their own environmentally oriented elective course and this, combined with an internship in an interdisciplinary team, teaches them to tackle realistic problems and to develop communication and team skills, flexibility and the ability to think and act on an interdisciplinary level.

Expected results

Undergraduates will have acquired sound theoretical and practical knowledge in chemistry, physics, Earth sciences and engineering and will be able to understand, analyse and treat environmental change while considering its causes, processes, structures and development potential. Their interdisciplinary education will enable them to deal with complex systems, to translate them into models, to assess their organisation and dynamics and to elaborate and implement sustainable courses of action.


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University degree
Bachelor of Science „BSc“
6 semesters / 180 ECTS-CP
(CP = credit points)
Teaching language
Index number
UB 033 588
Faculty of Environmental and Regional Sciences and Education
type of study programme
Qualification level
Bachelor (1st study cycle)
General university entrance qualification
Limited admission to this programme
Admission Bachelor Umweltsystemwissenschaften


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