Bachelor of Science in Psychology


Program Description

What makes an individual unique? Why are people prejudiced about the unknown? How do social conflicts arise? Skills in psychology are essential for overcoming social challenges in education, business and politics. In the psychology programme at the Leuphana College, you can explore the experiences and behaviours of individuals with a focus on societal and organisational contexts.

In the Psychology Major at Leuphana College, you closely engage with and explore the basic subjects of psychology. These include general psychology, biological psychology, differential psychology, developmental psychology and social psychology. 
You also acquire skills in empirical research methods and psychological diagnostics, including the preparation and conduct of psychological experiments, data analysis with inferential statistics, and the application of diagnostic tests for individuals.

Psychology at Leuphana College

Studying in the bachelor’s programme at the Leuphana College allows you to combine specialist knowledge with an orientation to solutions thinking and responsible action. The Leuphana Semester and the Complementary Studies provide the framework for dealing with socially relevant topics outside your chosen major–minor combination. They are an integral part of the Leuphana Bachelor’s and give you the freedom to immerse yourself in different fields of knowledge and, together with your fellow students, develop viable solutions to the challenges of the future.

Course Structure

The Leuphana Semester is the chance for an in-depth and fundamental engagement with science and academic methods. You hone your critical thinking skills so that you are able to question the familiar, learning how to select the right approach for systematic investigation and knowledge acquisition, and how to deal responsibly with scientific and academic findings. The course also provides an introduction to psychology, teaching you about descriptive statistics and psychological measurements. Exploring the principles of academic analysis, writing and research in general and the introduction to the major are the basis of the interdisciplinary Bachelor programme in psychology.

The minor is an applied subject that supplements and complements the Psychology (Principles) major. You have a choice: the Psychology and Society minor focuses on aspects of occupational, organisational and business psychology. Students on the Business Psychology minor focus on psychological aspects of particular relevance to business and industry.

Complementary Studies is your chance to satisfy your thirst for knowledge by discovering a new field each semester, for example gender roles and spatial structures, Islamic law and design thinking. By moving beyond the boundaries of your own discipline and engaging with others, you develop an understanding of the diversity of academic and scientific cultures and acquire interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary skills.

Semester Abroad

In the fifth semester, you have an opportunity to spend a semester abroad. Exchange places are currently available at our partner universities Universidad de Málaga (Spain), Universidad San Martin de Porres (Peru), Üsküdar University and Altinbas University (Turkey) as well as Drury University (USA).

Career Prospects

You acquire both specialist expertise and interdisciplinary skills. As a graduate of this programme you are therefore able to develop and professionally present problem-solving strategies in a national and international working environment.

The focus of psychology at Leuphana College is on application and society. Graduates with the Bachelor in Psychology can therefore only work in non-clinical fields, such as consultancy, human resources, advertising, marketing, as well as work and technology.

After your Bachelor, you also have the chance to develop your psychology expertise further in a Master's programme at a university in Germany or abroad.

At a Glance

  • Degree awarded: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  • Length of study: 3 years
  • Total credits: 180 ECTS
  • Total places: 64
  • Language of instruction: English (German not required)
  • Semester fee: approx. EUR 360 (subject to change)
  • Semester abroad: optional
  • Start of classes: October 1
  • Application period: mid-May - July 15
Last updated Jul 2020

About the School

Leuphana University established Germany’s first public college. Its Graduate School merges the academic demands of masters and doctorates, and its own Professional School offers highly regarded furthe ... Read More

Leuphana University established Germany’s first public college. Its Graduate School merges the academic demands of masters and doctorates, and its own Professional School offers highly regarded further education programmes. Read less