Bio Science and Health
Applied natural sciences and healthcare
Changing demographics in Germany resulting from longer life expectancy and lower birth rates are creating a host of new challenges for the healthcare sector. In addition to the constant demand for primary healthcare, a new market for the nutrition, health, quality of life as well as for older generations is beginning to emerge. While doctors and hospitals continue to focus on healing and treating patients, the healthcare industry as a whole must embrace new long-term care strategies as well, for example preventative services tailored to the individual, in order to mitigate systemic deficits and continue operating smoothly. This dynamic is driving a need for healthcare specialists with extensive theoretical and practical knowledge from the natural sciences, nutrition and health to meet and keep pace with demand.
The degree programme Bio Science and Health B.Sc. will equip you with this valuable expertise in the natural sciences, health and healthcare management. Your broad training will enable quick and effective onboarding in new companies and roles, while your practical experience puts you in the position to not only shape current processes, but also tackle new tasks and challenges in a systematic and effective manner. The curriculum seizes on these challenges, incorporating current industry tendencies in the natural sciences and healthcare as models to study and learn from. Refer to the course schedule for this degree programme for a more detailed breakdown of topics you will study.
Career paths and skills
Whether in occupational healthcare, hospitals and clinics, the chemical or cosmetic industries, or in health and wellness: Bio Science and Health B.Sc. qualifies you to assume key roles in areas where the natural sciences and healthcare meet. Depending on the sector and the emphasis of their studies, our graduates embark on a variety of career paths: they lead projects in occupational healthcare management and coordinate with corporate doctor services, develop nutritional plans for specific pathologies and symptoms, advise insured persons and service providers, work in R&D for new products, and perform studies and research.
- Secondary school qualifications sufficient for admission to a German institute of higher education (university entrance qualification)
- German level B2 (with internationally recognised certificate)
- Completion of an 8-week internship. Note: this is not required for initial admission, but must be completed by the 4th semester in order to continue the second half of your studies.
Application process and deadlines
Please visit Application and Admission for information about the application process. Applications are only accepted online. The annual application deadline for the winter semester is usually 15 July.
Place of study
Duration of study
7 semesters of full-time study
Full-time, dual- or part-time degree programme
Bachelor of Science
Mandatory 8-week preparatory internship/work placement. This must be completed no later than the 4th semester enrolment deadline.
Student Advisory Service
phone.: + 49 2821 - 806 73 - 360
E-mail: Student Advisory Service
heads of study programme
Prof. Dr. habil. Christoph Böhmer
Phone: +49 (2821) 806 73 - 258
E-mail: Christoph Böhmer
Prof. Dr. habil. Sylvia Moenickes
Tel.: (02821) 806 73 - 255
E-mail: Sylvia Moenickes