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Biology *

State Examination (secondary school teaching) - Major and Attendant Field

Note: This degree program will be discontinued in winter semester 2015/2016. As an alternative, the polyvalent dual-major bachelor's degree program Biology is available as a degree component.
Language of instruction:


Academic calendar:

Winter Semester

Standard Period of Study:

10 semesters required for the full degree programme

Admission: First semester:

An application is not possible any more

Higher semesters:

2. - 6. study semester: restricted admission (University): The admission requirements are specified in the selection statutes (see section "Statutes" below). For further information on the selection procedure, please refer to the selection statutes for higher semesters (see the section "Statutes" below) and this page.

Application period: First semester: An application is not possible any more
Higher semesters: Winter semester: from 1 June to 15 July, Summer semester: from 1 December to 15 January

Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Biology

Biology is a natural science that did not develop into a unified, exact, and experimental science until the 20th century. Since this time, biological research has concentrated primarily on finding universal principles and laws for living things. Biology is divided into the following areas of teaching and research: biochemistry (of plants), botany (plant physiology), botany (functional morphology and bionics), bioinformatics (only as minor field), developmental biology of animals, evolutionary biology and ecology of animals, genetics and molecular biology, geobotany, limnology, microbiology, molecular immunology, neurobiology and biophysics, neurobiology and animal physiology, plant biotechnology, and cell biology. In keeping with the requirements of the teaching education program, the curriculum aims to include the entire spectrum of the field. In contrast to students of the bachelor of science program, students preparing for the state examination for secondary education are not required to choose an area of specialization but may decide for themselves whether to concentrate on a specific area in their elective courses.

Please note:
From the summer semester 2020 on there may be deviations from individual regulations of the admission regulations, selection and entrance examination regulations as well as the study and examination regulations from the Corona Statutes [de].

The versions of statutes with relevance to teaching and learning provided on this page by the Department of Legal Affairs (in particular admission and selection regulations as well as subject and examination regulations) are primarily for information purposes. This means that all amendments subsequently agreed upon by the University Senate have been integrated into the respective text of the original statutes; in the case of the examination regulations for bachelor's and master's degree programmes, this generally relates to extracts of the respective examination regulations (framework examination regulations, subject-specific provisions, and appendices).
The greatest care has been taken in writing these versions. Nevertheless, it cannot be entirely ruled out that errors may have occurred. Consequently, it is solely the officially announced statutes and statute amendments that are legally binding, i.e. as published in the Amtlichen Bekanntmachungen der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau [de] or, up to the year 2000, in the official gazette of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.

Central Academic Advising Office

The University's Service Centre Studies - Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB) provides information and advice on all questions that may arise before, at the beginning and during your studies. The School of Education "Freiburg Advanced Centre of Education" (FACE) offers advice specifically for those interested in studying to become a teacher. If you have any further subject-specific questions, you can also contact the relevant student advisory service.

Departmental Academic Advising

Program Coordination
Dr. Janina Kirsch
Fakultät für Biologie
Altbau, Raum A 307, Gebäude 2
Schänzlestraße 1
79104 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-2895
Fax: +49 761 203-2894
Sprechstunde: (persönlich): Mo-Do 10:30-12 Uhr

Examination Office

Anne Imbery / Liliane Merz
Fakultät für Biologie
Schänzlestr. 1
Altbau, Raum A 309, Gebäude 2 siehe Lageplan
79104 Freiburg

Tel.: +49 (0)761 203 2892
Sprechstunden (persönlich): Mo - Do von 10:00-12:00
* Subjects marked with a star are no longer available for selection by students beginning their studies.