Single-subject Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc./B.A./B.Mus./LL.B.)


The so-called single-subject Bachelor's degree consists of one subject in which advanced knowledge is taught. One can choose to study specific specializations. In the single-subject Bachelor's program, subjects from the natural sciences, economics, and music are primarily offered. However, Psychology or Sport and Sports Science can also be studied in a single-subject Bachelor's program.

The kind of Bachelor's degree depends on the thematic orientation of the corresponding subjects

  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.)
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)

Study and examination regulations

The corresponding subject examination regulations, which can be accessed on the Department of Student Affairs' website, form the legal basis for each single-subject Bachelor's program at Johannes Gutenberg University.

Foreign language skills

On all Bachelor programs, it is generally assumed that students have a sufficient active and passive knowledge of English, which enables them to attend lectures in English, read English literature, and attend courses conducted in English. The required foreign language skills are specified in the respective examination regulations for the subject.

Course structure

The courses and practical components for the Bachelor's degree are offered in the form of modules. Modules are independent teaching units that are linked with regard to content and time, at the end of which there is usually an examination. The marks obtained in the module examinations go towards the final grade for the course. The module examinations can take the form of oral examinations, tests, other forms of written work, or other examinations. They usually take place soon after all courses have been completed for the module. Module examinations can be repeated twice.

Standard period of study, credit points, and deadlines

The standard period of study including the time taken to complete the Bachelor's thesis and subsequent Bachelor examination is 3 years (6 semesters). The only exception is the degree program in Jazz and Popular Music, which normally takes 8 semesters to complete.

To successfully complete a 6-semester Bachelor's degree program, students must obtain a total of 180 credit points (CP), which are distributed differently according to each subject across compulsory modules, elective modules, possible internships and a Bachelor's thesis. Each credit point equals about 30 hours of student work.

The exact distribution of credit points, as well as any time limits for earning credit points or submitting the Bachelor's thesis, are specified in the appropriate examination regulations for the subject.