Bachelor of Science Environmental Sciences

Contents and Structure of the Study Program

In the first semesters, students acquire basic knowledge in the subjects of biology, geography, physics, chemistry, mathematics, statistics, and environmental sciences. In addition, fundamentals in economics, ethics, environmental law, and policy are taught. The theoretical foundations taught in lectures are deepened in application-oriented seminars, project seminars, exercises, and internships. In the advanced semesters, predominantly interdisciplinary events take place, integrating and expanding on the learned material across disciplines; including areas such as ecology in context, environmental analytics, geographic information systems, and environmental modeling. A four-week professional internship serves to gain initial practical experience and to become acquainted with various professional fields. The education is rounded off by a module called "Individual Specialization," allowing students to design their own curriculum based on personal preferences with elective courses, excursions, tutorials, or participation in a research project. The study program concludes with the bachelor's thesis and a complementary colloquium.


You can find detailed descriptions of the modules and the study plan here:

Further Information

Job prospects

Due to their broad range of competencies, graduates have access to a wide range of career fields with international opportunities:

  • Research institutes
  • Industry, consulting firms
  • Planning, engineering, and consulting offices
  • Government agencies, public relations, environmental education (nature and environmental protection, agriculture, forestry, and water management)
  • Associations, clubs, foundations, NGOs, political organizations

Furthermore, the degree program prepares students for a master's degree, such as consecutive master's programs in Environmental Sciences and Ecotoxicology at the Landau campus.




International network

The Institute for Environmental Sciences Landau has numerous collaborations with global partners. These include joint research projects, exchange programs, and lectures by guest lecturers, among others. This enables students to gain international experience during their studies (e.g., through internships or semesters abroad). Additionally, many English-language courses are offered to prepare students for future work in international companies or academia.

Overview of collaborations of the Institute for Environmental Sciences Landau (as of 2013)


Admission Requirements

The study of environmental sciences requires a strong interest in the scientific examination of environmental issues and a willingness to delve deeply into various scientific fields. At least one (preferably several) natural science subjects should have been taken as advanced courses or exam subjects up to high school graduation. A professional internship prior to starting the program is not required. Details of admission are governed by the examination regulations.

Admission to the program is open to those who hold a high school diploma (Abitur) or an equivalent recognized qualification. Study places are allocated to the best applicants based on high school grades.

For general and up-to-date information on application and enrollment, please visit: Studies - RP TU Rheinland-Pfälzische Technische Universität Kaiserslautern-Landau.

Living in Landau

Nestled between the plains of the Rhine and the Palatinate Forest, the small town of Landau, with its over 7,500 students, offers an authentic university town atmosphere. Located in the heart of German wine country (also known as the German Tuscany due to its mild climate and numerous castles), wine festivals take place here year-round. The Palatinate Forest, the largest contiguous forest in Central Europe and part of a transboundary biosphere reserve with France, offers excellent opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, climbing, and mountain biking, making it a true paradise for nature lovers. Moreover, you can easily reach major German and European cities such as Frankfurt (2 hrs), Munich (4 hrs), Cologne (2.5 hrs), Paris (4 hrs), Basel (2 hrs), and Strasbourg (2 hrs).

For more information, visit the tourism website for Landau and the Palatinate:

Tourismus Pfalz



Application deadline is July 15th for the winter semester.

Applicants with a German university entrance qualification:

Please apply through the application portal of RPTU in Landau.

Applicants with a foreign university entrance qualification:


Academic program advising

Prof. Dr. Mirco Bundschuh

Office hours by appointment
Contact: fsb-umwelt-bsc(at)
Building l, room 3.28

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