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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences

Degree

Combined bachelor, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Please note that you only can apply for a higher semester, not for the first.

Also refer to the Agricultural Sciences and Horticultural Sciences mono-bachelor’s courses, the ‘Teacher training at HU zu Berlin’ overview and the ’Bachelor’s and master’s courses at HU’ FAQ.

Standard time for completing course

6 semesters

Start of study

Winter semester only, with numerus clausus

Combinations and Course Structure

Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences can be studied as:

Core subject: 120 CP* , with a second subject to be selected
If you wish to enter the teaching profession:
Biology, Chemistry, German Studies, English Studies, French Studies, Computer Science, Social Studies (FU), Mathematics, Physics, Spanish Studies, Sports Sciences, Special Needs Education

Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences is not offered as a second subject.

*One credit point (CP) equals a workload of 25 - 30 hours for preparation, follow-up and attendance at classes.

Course objectives

The study of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences as a core subject has the following objectives: Ability to solve ecological, biological, technical, economic and social issues of agriculture/horticulture; basic knowledge and practice-orientated expertise in the fields of Plant Cultivation, Animal Sciences, Horticultural Sciences, Economics and Social Sciences; interdisciplinary perspective on the relationships and cycles of agricultural/horticultural production; the methodological and social skills to flexibly apply this knowledge in professional practice.

Why study at the Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture at HU?

The faculty is one of HU’s most innovative in many areas of teaching and study. This is a modular course of study, offering students a high level of flexibility and mobility. The way the departments are equipped and the many opportunities to work at departments within Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and at experimental and research facilities all support the successful combination of theory and practice. We have agreements with more than 40 partner universities abroad. The close connection with other specialised disciplines in the German capital is also unique. The 1,500-student faculty is a member of Agrosnet, the Eastern German Agricultural Sciences Association, and the European and global agriculture faculty federations (ICA and GCHERA).

Content of studies

You can find information about the content of studies and timetables at www.agrar.hu-berlin.de. You’ll find module descriptions, the course curriculum and other details in the course and examination regulations, available online at: www.amb.hu-berlin.de, no. 56/2014.

Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences without teacher training option

Core Subject Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences with 120 CP

Students must decide on whether to specialize in Agriculture or Horticulture Sciences.

Mandatory modules (80 CP)

Agriculture Sciences Horticulture Sciences

PM 3a: Biology of Animals (5 CP)

PM 3b: Botanical Systems
and Developmental Biology (5 CP)
PM 10a: Animal Nutrition
and Feedstuffs (6 CP)
PM 10b: Vegetable Cultivation (6 CP)
PM 11a: Livestock Farming (6 CP) PM 11b: Fundamentals of
Ornamental Plant Cultivation (6 CP)
PM 1: Fundamentals of Biochemistry (5 CP)
PM 2: Biology of Plants (5 CP)
PM 4: Agricultural and Horticultural Technology (6 CP)
PM 5: Soil Science (6 CP)
PM 6: Mathematics and Statistics (6 CP)
PM 7: Phytomedicine I - Fundamentals of
Phytomedicine (6 CP)
PM 8: Plant Nutrition and Fertilisation (6 CP)
PM 9: Horticultural Agriculture and Plant Cultivation (6 CP)
PM 12: Introduction to Agricultural Economics (5 CP)

Bachelor's thesis (12 CP)

Mandatory elective modules - In-depth studies (6 CP)

One of the mandatory elective modules must be selected

Agriculture Sciences

Horticulture Sciences

FWM S 1.a: Genetics and Animal Breeding (6 CP)

FWM S 1.b: Genetics and Plant Breeding (6 CP)

FWM S 2.a: Grassland and Feed Cultivation

FWM S 2.b: Fruit Cultivation (6 CP)

FWM S 3.a: Organic Farming (6 CP) FWM S 3.b: Fundamentals of Tree Nurseries (6 CP)
FWM S 4.a: Process exercises (6 CP  
FWM S 5.a: Fodder conservation (6 CP)  

Mandatory elective modules - Complementary studies (24 CP)

Depending on the selected specialization, students must select modules from the mandatory modules or the mandatory elective modules (complementary area) of mono-bachelors Agriculture Sciences or Horticulture Sciences (in total 24 CP).

General elective modules (10 CP)

In addition to specialised study, Students acquire subject-specific, non-specialist and interdisciplinary key qualifications of 10 CP. The general elective modules can be chosen from the module catalogues of other subjects or central institutions (see: http://agnes.hu-berlin.de/).

Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences with teacher training option

Core Subject Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences with 113 CP

Students must decide on whether to specialize in Agriculture or Horticulture Sciences.

Mandatory modules (74 CP)

Agriculture Sciences Horticulture Sciences
PM 3a: Biology of Animals (5 CP) PM 3b: Botanical Systems and Developmental Biology (5 CP)
PM 10a: Animal Nutrition and Feedstuffs (6 CP) PM 10b: Vegetable Cultivation (6 CP)
PM 11a: Livestock Farming (6 CP) PM 11b: Fundamentals of Ornamental Plant Cultivation (6 CP)
PM 1: Fundamentals of Biochemistry (5 CP)
PM 2: Biology of Plants (5 CP)
PM 4: Agricultural and Horticultural Technology (6 CP)
PM 5: Soil Science (6 CP)
PM 7: Phytomedicine I - Fundamentals of
Phytomedicine (6 CP)
PM 8: Plant Nutrition and Fertilisation (6 CP)
PM 9: Horticultural Agriculture and Plant Cultivation (6 CP)
PM 12: Introduction to Agricultural Economics (5 CP)
Bachelor's thesis (12 CP)

Mandatory elective modules - In-depth studies (6 CP)

One of the mandatory elective modules must be selected

Agriculture Sciences

Horticulture Sciences

FWM S 1.a: Genetics and Animal Breeding (6 CP)

FWM S 1.b: Genetics and Plant Breeding (6 CP)

FWM S 2.a: Grassland and Feed Cultivation

FWM S 2.b: Fruit Cultivation (6 CP)

FWM S 3.a: Organic Farming (6 CP) FWM S 3.b: Fundamentals of Tree Nurseries (6 CP)
FWM S 4.a: Process exercises (6 CP  
FWM S 5.a: Fodder conservation (6 CP)  

Teacher training/career-related additional qualification (23 CP)

In addition to specialised study, students on a bachelor’s with teacher training option will complete the Educational Sciences teacher training module (13 CP) and the ‘German as a Second Language’ module (3 CP). You will find information on this at http://studium.hu-berlin.de/lust/lehrer. The didactic module (7 CP) is also required.

General elective modules (10 CP)

In addition to specialised study, Students acquire subject-specific, non-specialist and interdisciplinary key qualifications of 10 CP. The general elective modules can be chosen from the module catalogues of other subjects or central institutions (see: http://agnes.hu-berlin.de/).

Master’s degree

If you wish to enter the teaching profession, apply for the Master of Education in Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences with your chosen second subject. The faculty also offers a wide range of internationally-orientated master’s courses:

Agricultural Economics
Arid Land Studies
Fish Biology, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Horticultural Science
Integrated Natural Resource Management
Process and Quality Management and Rural Development.

Or you may also be interested in the master’s courses offered by other faculties. You will find more information in the ‘Course catalogue’.

Important addresses

Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institut for Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences: Luisenstraße 53, 10115 Berlin, www.agrar.hu-berlin.de, Tel. +49 30 2093-46300
Student Advisory Service: Mrs. Dr. Müller-Weichbrodt, House 32, Room 212, + 49 30 2093-6574, heidi.mueller@agrar.hu-berlin.de
Classification and recognition of studies and qualifications: Mr. Kummerow, Tel. +49 30 2093-46304, udo.kummerow@agrar.hu-berlin.de, Invalidenstr. 42, 10115 Berlin, Germany
Teacher Training Service Centrehttp://studium.hu-berlin.de/lust/lehrer, Tel. +49 30 2093-1571, lehrerbildung@rz.hu-berlin.de
Applications: www.hu-berlin.de/interessierte
Links to job market: Federal Employment Office Berufenet (http://berufenet.arbeitsagentur.de/berufe/), careers information centre (http://www.arbeitsagentur.de/web/content/DE/BuergerinnenUndBuerger/ArbeitundBeruf/Berufswahl/Berufsinformationszentren/index.htm), employment market reports (http://statistik.arbeitsagentur.de/Navigation/Statistik/Arbeitsmarktberichte/Akademiker/Akademiker-Nav.html),Hochschulteam calendar of events (http://www.arbeitsagentur.de/web/content/DE/dienststellen/rdbb/berlinmitte/Agentur/BuergerinnenundBuerger/Akademiker/index.htm)

Version: May 2015


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