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Chemistry *

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 Chemistry is available as a degree component.
Language of instruction:


Academic calendar:

Winter and Summer 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:

free admission

Please note: University admission requirements may change up to the start of the application period.

Application period: First semester: An application is not possible any more
Higher semesters: Winter Semester: until 30.09., Summer Semester: until 31.03.
Important information regarding required application materials for higher semesters.
Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy

The goal of the degree program is to prepare students for a career as a secondary-school chemistry teacher. The chemistry teacher must be capable of conveying the foundations and recent findings of chemistry at a level of abstraction appropriate to secondary school students and providing them insight into the significance of chemistry for everyday life. Chemistry class should impart secondary school students with an understanding of the great significance of chemistry for problems humanity is confronted with today, such as insufficient resources and energy, illness and disease, overpopulation, but also the dangers chemical technology can pose for the environment and ecology. The curriculum is geared toward these goals: The first phase of the program focuses on the theoretical foundations of chemistry in the three subdisciplines inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry as well as on the necessary basic skills in mathematics and physics. In addition to theoretical training, great emphasis is placed on the practical application of knowledge in the laboratory. Roughly the same amount of time is devoted to practical and theoretical training. A passion for experimentation and sufficient manual skills are thus essential preconditions for taking up a course of study in chemistry.

The second phase of the program includes courses designed to extend students’ knowledge in specific areas and introduce them to issues concerning the industrial applications of chemistry as well as courses on the theory and methodology of teaching that provide them insight into their future career as chemistry teachers.

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

Akad. ORat Dr. Wolfgang Seiche
Institut für Organische Chemie
Chemie-Hochhaus, Raum 06 003
Albertstr. 21
79104 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-6201
Organizational questions should be addressed to the program coordinator:
Christina Kress-Metzler
Chemie Hochhaus, 9. Stock
Albertstr. 21
79104 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-6063

Examination Office

Chemie und Regio Chimica: Hebelstr. 27, 79085 Freiburg
Friederike Jones, Telefon: 0761 203-5976
Fax: 0761 203-7600
Montag - Donnerstag 9.00 Uhr bis 11.00 Uhr
und Montag 13.00 Uhr bis 15.00 Uhr und zusätzlich nach Vereinbarung.
* Subjects marked with a star are no longer available for selection by students beginning their studies.