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Polyvalent dual-major bachelor's degree program - Major field (with secondary-school teaching degree option)

How can scientific experiments contribute to the knowledge of scientific phenomena? How can the behavior of physical systems be predicted with mathematical theories? These and other questions are the focus of your physics studies. Would you like to pass on your knowledge to students in the future as a high school teacher:in? Then the polyvalent bachelor's degree in physics at the University of Fribourg is just right for you!


In order to successfully study the polyvalent Bachelor in Physics, you should...

  • Have an interest in puzzling and solving abstract problems and puzzles.
  • have an appetite for theoretical and time-consuming studies with lots of formulas.
  • have a high affinity for the neighboring discipline of mathematics.
  • Have stamina and be able to work independently.
  • play with the idea of becoming a high school teacher.
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Academic calendar:

Winter Semester

Standard Period of Study:

6 semesters required for the full degree programme

Scope of services:

180 ECTS-Points for the full degree programme

Admission: First semester:

without special prerequisites for admission (free admissions)

Higher semesters:

free admission

Application period: First semester: 1 June – 4 October
Higher semesters: Winter Semester: until 30.09., Summer Semester: until 31.03.
Important information regarding required application materials for higher semesters.
Application: Apply now!
Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

The common distinction between experimental physics and theoretical physics at universities only serves as a way to refer to different ways of working within the field of physics; it does not represent two different courses of study. The nature of physics consists in combining experiment and theory, and a course of study in physics includes both in the same measure. The goal of the course of study in Physics is to teach students the foundations of the field. Not until students write their final thesis do they tackle a special problem in physics from a experimental or a theoretical perspective. A very important prerequisite for studying physics is sufficient mathematical aptitude. Since physics makes much more intensive use of mathematics than other natural sciences, the physicist must acquire much better math skills than those taught in school. Mathematics and physics is thus a good combination of fields for students in the teacher education program.

An overview of all the subjects that can be taken in combination with subject Physics by students who started their Polyvalent dual-major bachelor's degree program in the winter semester 2015/16 or later:

Biology | Chemistry | German | English | French | Geography | History | Greek | Computer Science | Italian | Catholic Theology | Latin | Mathematics | Philosophy/Ethics | Political Science | Economic Science | Russian | Spanish | Physical Education | Chinese

It is possible to study music at the Freiburg University of Music. Make sure to inquire about the admission requirements Please inform yourself in advance about the admission modalities there. You can combine any teaching subject at the University of Freiburg with the artistic subject of music.
Please also note that it is not possible to be admitted as a student teacher with a combination of any of the following fields: Catholic theology, Protestant theology, Jewish theology, Islamic religious studies. It is not possible to combine one of these fields with philosophy/ethics either.

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

Academic Advising Secondary School Teaching
Dr. Thomas Filk
Physikalisches Institut
Hochhaus, Zimmer 1009
79104 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-5803
Sprechstunde: Di und Mi 12-13 (Vorlesungszeit) und n.V. (vorlesungsfreie Zeit)

Examination Office

B. Seger
Physikalisches Institut
Westbau Physik, Zimmer 01-023
Hermann-Herder-Str. 3a
79104 Freiburg
Tel.: 0761/ 203-5789 (keine telefonische Beratung oder Auskunft möglich!)
Sprechstunde: Mo, Fr 8-12 und Mi 13-16
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