Polyvalent (multipurpose) Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

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Brief description

The study program prepares students for practical work as a psychologist, which does not require a master’s degree in psychology. Graduates of this bachelor’s program have several opportunities for further qualification in master’s programs in the field of psychology, including psychological psychotherapy.

The B.Sc. program in Psychology is multipurpose and provides basic scientific (e.g., core psychological concepts and theories) and methodological knowledge (e.g., research findings, strategies, and methods of knowledge acquisition) as well as practical professional qualifications (e.g., diagnostics techniques, evaluation, prognostics, and intervention). Students are prepared for selected professional fields (e.g., health and social services including psychotherapeutic care, education, science, administration, industry and law).

At the Institute of Psychology in Jena, we lay the foundation for modern and internationally oriented teaching through excellent research. We are able to promote an application-oriented research and teaching focus through our diverse cooperations and evaluation projects with industry, clinics, practitioners and social organizations. By combining excellent research and applied projects with internships and degree theses, many of our graduates are seamlessly introduced into their targeted professional and research fields.

Study program structure

The duration of the program is 6 semesters. A total of 180 credit points must be achieved (1 credit point corresponds to 30 hours of work).

The study program has a modular structure. Individual modules consist of lectures, seminars, internships, exercises, tutorials, independent studies and exams. Each module contains a teaching as well as an examination unit and usually extends over a period of two semesters. A detailed description of the modules can be found in the module catalogExternal link.

The range of courses fully covers the content and time requirements for the bachelor’s degree according to the Psychotherapists Act (PsychThG) and the licensing regulations for psychotherapists (PsychThApprO).

Application process

The admission requirements for the study program is a general higher education entrance qualification.

The application is possible until July 15 online at the FSU homepage at


Further information

At the Friedrich Schiller University you will find various contacts for your inquiries. Please refer to the respective websites for office hours.

- Academic advising by the student council of psychology de

student service center

Examination office

Further information about the study program/course of studies can be found in the information system “Friedolin”External link, especially in the documents Module Catalog (Modulkatalog) and Sample study plan (Musterstudienplan) for B.Sc. Psychology and also in the following documents:

Flyer with an overview of the most important informationpdf, 154 kb · de

- Information about the module minor B.Sc.pdf, 57 kb · de

Exam and study regulations de

The Institute of Psychology at FSU maintains extensive exchange contacts with a large number of universities abroad. Through the Erasmus program, students are given the opportunity to spend one or more semesters at one of the partner universities. The credit points gained abroad are recognized within the framework of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS):  http://www.psychologie.uni-jena.de/psych_studium_ausland.html