Can I get two Bachelor degrees?

frequently asked Questions

What professional opportunities does a two-subject bachelor's degree open up?

The university found out about the requirements in the professional world at an early planning stage. The results of studies were taken into account, including those of the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft in cooperation with the Cologne Institute for Economic Research and the HIS Hochschul-Informations-System from 2011. In addition, the university made contact with potential employers.

The reactions from potential employers have been positive. Graduates of the two-subject bachelor's degree are particularly interesting for companies or institutions that are more broadly positioned and are increasingly looking for employees who can demonstrate knowledge in different subject areas. Practical experience for a Bachelor's degree of this kind was expressly required. This was included in the planning when organizing the structure.

In view of the still relatively low number of graduates in Bachelor programs in general, there is little experience with this degree on the job market. However, the above-mentioned study shows that, in addition to specific specialist knowledge, personal motivation and social and interdisciplinary skills play a very important role.

It seems to be crucial that career starters are able to familiarize themselves with new subject areas and to be able to transfer knowledge they have learned into new contexts. The planned two-subject bachelor's degree already takes this requirement into account through its structure.

It conveys subject-related as well as general professional content. By studying the basic subjects and within the profile area, graduates are given solid specialist knowledge as well as basic skills and key practical professional competencies. This competence orientation allows entry into different professional fields. Studying two basic subjects cannot be a preparation for a specific profession, as is the case, for example, in E.g. a teacher training course is.

Examples:

The Basic subject political scienceLike most subjects in the humanities and social sciences, it is not a study that prepares students directly for a specific profession. In this general subject, the profile is created through an internal focus, the targeted combination with another basic subject, the specific focus in the profile area as well as relevant internships. This interaction enables preparation for professional fields such as international organizations, non-governmental organizations, political parties, administration, associations, media and public relations, private sector, foundations, science, or political advice.

By combining it with the Elective course culture, media, communication could e.g. For example, profiling in the area of ​​media / communication takes place. It is also conceivable to focus on the 2nd basic subject Evangelical or Catholic theology, combined with suitable events from the key competence area. This could lead to the equally attractive area of ​​adult education / political education.

As an example from the natural sciences, the combination of the Basic subject Experimental and Theoretical Physics (with the coupled elective subject "Physics in Practice") with the subject Philosophyenable them to evaluate complex technical processes scientifically and from an ethical, culture-reflective point of view. More and more frequently, questions from the natural sciences as well as from the humanities have to be answered simultaneously and equally, for example questions about the effects of global technologies from an ethical perspective and against the background of cultural differences. On the one hand, the graduates are scientific generalists; on the other hand, they have learned to deal critically with the scientific worldview and to communicate their position to non-scientists as well.

What degree do I have after studying the two-subject bachelor's degree?

After graduation, the academic degree of "Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)" is acquired, provided that the bachelor thesis was written in a basic humanities subject. The title of "Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)" is awarded if the bachelor thesis was written in a natural science basic subject or in the basic subject mathematics.

Is a master’s course planned for the two-subject bachelor’s course?

The contents of the two-subject bachelor's degree convey both basic specialist knowledge and practical key qualifications. In this way, the course qualifies for a direct professional entry after the bachelor's degree. Master’s courses are designed as part of the university’s development planning. You can also find compatible master’s courses on the website of the HRK Hochschulkompass (www.hochschulkompass.de).

Is it possible to switch to the Master’s program in Psychology in Landau during or after completing a two-subject bachelor’s degree with a basic subject in psychology in Koblenz?

It is not possible to change to the Bachelor's degree in Psychology or to gain access to the Master's degree in Psychology (in Landau), as the degree programs are not equivalent (the basic subject in psychology has a scope of 52 CP in the 2-subject bachelor's degree, and in the regular BA in Psychology but completed the full 180 CP in this subject).

Is the workload of the two-subject bachelor's degree reduced compared to the single-subject bachelor's degree?

The total scope of the entire two-subject bachelor's degree corresponds to the scope of a single-subject bachelor's degree. In the two-subject bachelor's degree, it is divided into the two basic subjects and the profile area.

Is there an orientation plan for freshmen?

There is no special curriculum because the subject combinations in the two-subject bachelor's degree are too diverse. In the "Route Planning", the first introductory event for all two-subject Bachelor students, you get an initial overview of "Studying with a Profile" and also learn a lot about the structure of the profile area. The SmP team also offers regular (study) consultation hours to support you throughout your studies and to advise you on questions or problems.

Are the basic subjects studied at the same time or one after the other?

The basic subjects are studied in parallel from the beginning of the course.

Can I combine all subjects with one another?

There are many possible combinations available. However, there are restrictions for individual subjects.

When do I choose my elective?

It is advisable to choose the elective by the third semester.

Can I study the elective on a different campus than the basic subjects?

For organizational reasons, the completion of the subjects is planned on a campus.

Where can I find contacts for my basic and elective courses?

You can find contact persons for the basic and elective courses here.

Where can I find the examination board for the two-subject bachelor's degree (e.g. to submit an application for compensation for disadvantages)?

The examination board is responsible for B.Ed / M.Ed and 2-subject B.A. on the respective campus.

Chair in Koblenz: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Köppen
G 220
Tel. 0261 287 2988
koeppen at uni-koblenz.de

Chair Landau: Prof. Dr. Markus Schiefer
Bürgerstrasse 23, room 048
Tel. 06341 28032 355
schiefer at uni-landau.de

What is the "Studium generale" and where can I find the courses on offer?

5-10 credit points can be acquired in this area. The "Studium generale" can consist of individual courses and does not have to be included in the grading, as it is primarily intended to help students orientate themselves during the first two semesters. The current offers of the "Studium generale" for Koblenz and Landau can be found here. In order to take the desired courses, please register online via KLIPS.

How is the distribution of the credit points in the two-subject bachelor's degree?

A total of 180 CP must be acquired in the course of your studies. How many points are allocated to the profile area depends on the credit points of the 1st and 2nd basic subject, the credit points for the bachelor thesis (10 CP), and the credit points for your elective subject, all of which are based on the examination regulations for the two-subject bachelor's degree can be found. Depending on the combination of subjects, the profile area then has a scope of 50-70 credit points.

Why is a range for the credit points given for the individual modules in the profile area?

You can design the profile area in many ways individually and tailored to your own wishes or interests. Depending on how many points you still have to achieve here, depending on your combination of subjects, it is largely up to you to decide where you want to focus. The optional area in particular offers you a number of options and freedom to put your studies together as you wish.