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Major/Minor Combination

 

 

Choose your perfect Major/Minor Combination

In general, Bachelor study programs at Jacobs University Bremen, are eligible for a major as well as a minor. A “minor” is a study track in a second discipline other than the major within the 180 CP required for a bachelor’s degree.

The educational aims of a minor are to broaden the students’ knowledge and skills, support the critical reflection of statements in complex contexts, foster an interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving, and to develop an individual academic and professional profile in line with students’ strengths and interests. The cross-qualification obtained through a major/minor combination has proven beneficial for enhancing the career options of students. The extra qualification “Minor” will be highlighted in the transcript.
    
Possible major/minor combinations can be found in the study handbooks of the major study programs.


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Possible Minor Options

Major

BCCBMCCBCBTEESPhysMathCSRISECEIEMGEMIBAIRPHSMPISCPData Science
BCCB-xxxx   xx  x xx
MCCBx-xxx   xx xx xx
CBTxx-xx   xx  x xx
EESxxx-xxxx xxxxx x
Physxx x-xxxx x  xxx
Mathx  xx-x xx  xxxx
CS x xxx-xxxx x xx
RIS     x-         
ECEno minor option
IEMno minor option
GEMx  xx x x x- xxxx
IBAx  xx x xx -xxxx
IRPHxxxx xxxx xx-xxx
SMPxxx xxxx xxxxx-x
ISCPxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 

BCCB (Biochemistry and Cell Biology) | CS (Computer Science) | ECE (Electrical and Computer Engineering) | EES (Earth and Environmental Science) | GEM (Global Economics and Management) | IBA (International Business Administration) | IEM (Industrial Engineering and Management ) | RIS (Robotics and Intelligent Systems) | IRPH (International Relations: Politics and History) | SMP (Society, Media, and Politics) | MCCB (Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology) | ISCP (Integrated Social and Cognitive Psychology) | CBT (Chemistry and Biotechnology)

 

 

Major Change Options after 1st year

Major

BCCBMCCBCBTEESPhysMathCSRISECEIEMGEMIBAIRPHSMPISCP
BCCB-xxx        x x
MCCBx-xx        x x
CBTxx-x        x x
EESxxx-xxx  xxxxx 
Phys   x-xx      xx
Math   xx-      xxx
CS   xx -     x x
RIS      x-       
ECE        -      
IEM   x     -xx xx
GEM   x      x-xxxx
IBA   x     xx-xxx
IRPHxxxx xx   xx-xx
SMP   xxx   xxxx-x
ISCPxxx xxx  xxxxx-

 

There may be additional major change options after the first semester, e.g. from RIS to ECE or Physics; from ECE to RIS, CS or Physics.

New Minor in Data Science

Business and technology in digitally transforming societies generate massive amounts of data that require specific skills to process, display, analyze, and interpret the underlying information.

At Jacobs University, data competence is developed as an additional qualification through a Minor in Data Science, which is offered to students from almost all Bachelor programs. Topics include the data analysis pipeline and essential data operations, societal and legal implications of data science and digitization, business and career opportunities, fundamentals of computer science and key mathematical principles.

Using a practice-oriented learning approach through hands-on computational exercises in Python and building on case studies and real-world applications, students will develop relevant data competencies that are linkable to their major study program.

 

Description

Concept of the Minor in Data Science:  
Digitally transforming and data-driven societies reveal novel opportunities and challenges that are only partially acknowledged in disciplinary study programs. The Minor in Data Science at Jacobs University puts inter-disciplinarity, diversity, and an internationally shared expert knowledge and understanding into action. Our students obtain a solid foundation in this emerging field, covering both technical and non-technical aspects. With an emphasis on online and asynchronous learning, the Minor in Data Science is open to students from almost all Jacobs University Bachelor programs.

Special features / USPs:    
The small campus of Jacobs University with its broad spectrum of disciplines including Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science provides ample opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary data-driven projects. The Minor in Data Science offers students a natural route to the in-house graduate programs Data Engineering (DE) and Data Science for Society and Business (DSSB). By advancing the cooperation of Jacobs University with partners from academia, industry and business, Data Science opens new opportunities for our students.

Asynchronous learning is promoted through online and hybrid course formats in order to manage individual preferences and heterogeneous expertise. Theory and applications are integrated in courses combining lectures with practical tutorials and research projects in order to deepen an understanding through immersion. An innovative teaching approach switches flexibly between these formats and tailors education towards a personalized experience.

Target group:   
The Minor in Data Science is targeted towards students of all areas interested in quantitative scientific analysis, interpretation, and decision-making. There are no explicit prerequisites but a sound foundation in Mathematics is helpful. Full synergy within the minor option for all Bachelor students in all programs, except for those programs excluding a minor track in their curricular structure, or supporting only specific minor subjects (presently IEM,  ECE, and RIS).

Qualification aims:
The Minor in Data Science offers additional interdisciplinary qualification and training in universally applied digital skills for undergraduate students from almost all majors. Students graduating with a Minor in Data Science are well prepared for opportunities on a thriving job market or to successfully pursue their academic studies in many dynamically growing research fields.

Program duration:
Four semesters.

ECTS points:
30 ECTS

Starting date:           
Fall 2022    

 

3C Structure with a Minor in Data Science: