Bachelor's program in Geoecology

Regular duration of studies: 6 semesters

ECTS credits: 180

Course language: German

with restricted admission: yes

Study structure and contents

The study program conveys a broad scientific understanding of environmental problems, networked thinking, and geoecological methodological competence. Building on mathematical and scientific foundations, the course combines subjects of  environmental relevance, e.g. ecology, climatology, hydrology, soil science, environmental chemistry etc. In addition, there are courses on teaching methods, e.g. statistics, environmental analysis, programming and geoinformatics. The study program also includes a 6-week professional internship.

The Bachelor's program concludes with a Bachelor's thesis, for which a maximum duration of six months is planned in order to answer the question, which should be able to be worked on in three months.

A special feature of KIT is its integration into the EUCOR network, which allows to use the services of the Universities of Freiburg, Basel (Switzerland) and Strasbourg (France) at the same time.


The natural sciences (physics, biology and chemistry) and mathematics form the basis of a geo-ecology degree. Much is taught in the course of studies, but it is easier to do so if you have good knowledge and above all an interest in these things from school. Biological knowledge is needed in ecology and nature conservation. Previous knowledge of chemistry and physics is needed to understand the material and energy flows in ecosystems. Physical principles are used everywhere in geoecology, e.g. also in technical applications such as remote sensing. Higher mathematics in studies means above all differential, integral, infinitesimal and matrix calculus, which help in the development of models or in statistics.


Online via the KIT Applicant Portal 

Module handbook (German version)

Study plans (Website in German)

Studien- und Prüfungsordnung (Website in German)

Courses (Website in German), see also course catalogue

Examination dates (Website in German)

Timetables (Website in German)

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