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Bachelor of Science - Undergraduate Program

Integrated Social and Cognitive Psychology - The Program

Handbook valid starting from Batch 2020/Class of 2023!

The Jacobs BSc in Integrated Social and Cognitive Psychology is built on a multi-level approach to human behavior, reflecting the insight that behavior is constrained and shaped by factors that range from biological and psychological variables to socio-cultural contexts. These factors interact in an intricate fashion in their effects on behavior. Our program focuses on equipping you with the skills to analyze, model, and eventually influence those multi-level interactions. You will explore in depth how diverse, for instance, relationships between individual people, between social groups, and even between cultures, may become as a function of influences from those different levels.

The Jacobs BSc program in Integrated Social and Cognitive Psychology lays a solid foundation for careers in a range of directions: advertising, counseling, diversity management health promotion, human resource management, intercultural relations, management consulting, market research, media, psychotherapy, and sales, as well as applied research in companies, public institutions ,and non-governmental organizations.

In particular ISCP prepares for roles in which you contribute to strategies for facing the challenges of diversifying societies.

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Career Perspectives

A B.Sc. degree from Jacobs University prepares you for many career opportunities in a wide range of directions: psychotherapy and health promotion, applied research in companies, public institutions, and non-governmental organizations, in human resource management, diversity management, or intercultural relations as well as in business such as management consulting, market research, media, and sales.

Key Facts

Program Start Date 2020:

last week of August (orientation week), first week of September (classes)


€ 20,000 per academic year
+ € 8,000 living expenses


All applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships of up to € 15,000 per year.

Application Deadlines 2020:

June 1 (global) and July 15 (for applicants who do not need a visa)


3 years full-time


Financing Options:

Each admitted candidate will receive an individual financial package.

6 Reasons

6 reasons why you should study Integrated Social and Cognitive Psychology at Jacobs University

  1. Get a worldwide top-ranked education in psychology
  2. Build your research skills even during your undergraduate years
  3. Gain first-hand insights into evidence-based organizational consulting
  4. Work intensively with professors and senior researchers
  5. Enjoy access to state-of-the-art research labs
  6. Learn to become a transdisciplinary networker and communicator with best career perspectives


The three-year undergraduate program involves six semesters of study with a total of 180 ECTS credit points (CP). The curricular structure follows an innovative and student-centered modularization scheme - the 3C-Model - that groups the disciplinary content of the three study years according to overarching themes:


Study program structure


THE Young University Ranking 2019 Jacobs University has been top-ranked # 26 of 351 universities worldwide younger than 50 years, #11 in “Teaching” among the young universities worldwide as well as #1 in “International Outlook” and “Teaching” in Germany

CHE Ranking 2019 Jacobs University achieved top results in numerous other areas of the CHE ranking 2019. The most detailed university ranking in the German-speaking region not only takes into account facts on the range of courses but also questions students themselves.

Students & Alumni

I would say that from the first day I stepped foot on campus, everything I experienced was beyond what I was expecting.

Anna Kuznetsova

Jacobs taught me how to get out of my comfort zone.

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This area includes topics such as social cohesion, state systems, and the preservation of social welfare or the effects of regulatory systems on the individual, such as their impact on human rights. Diversity is thus regarded as a driving force behind development and progress.
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