Jacobs University offers study programs according to the regulations of the European Higher Education Area. All study programs are structured along the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), which facilitates credit transfer between academic institutions. The three-year undergraduate program involves six semesters of study with a total of 180 ECTS credits.
Undergraduate education at Jacobs University equips students with the key qualifications necessary for a successful academic as well as professional career. By combining disciplinary depth and transdisciplinary breadth, supplemented by skills education and extracurricular elements, students are prepared to become responsible and successful citizens within the societies they work and live in.
The curricular structure follows an innovative and student-centered modularization scheme – the 3C Model – which allows students to choose from several course electives, in effect tailoring their degree to best suit their interests. It groups the disciplinary content of the three study years according to overarching themes:
The first study year is characterized by a broad offer in disciplinary and interdisciplinary education. Students select three CHOICE modules from a variety of study programs. The combination of CHOICE modules is flexible and allows students to decide on their major in the second year of study.
In the second year, students take three in-depth, discipline-specific CORE modules. One CORE module can also be taken from a second, complementary discipline, which allows students to incorporate a minor study track into their undergraduate education.
In the fifth semester, the World Track provides students either with an extended internship or a study abroad opportunity at a partner university. Students may also opt to stay on campus and continue their undergraduate education. In the third year, students also select specialization courses within their study program and pursue a project/research module including the Bachelor thesis.
The World Track, included in the third year of study, provides extended company internships or study abroad options. Thus students gain training on the job and intercultural experiences.
The unique Jacobs Track runs parallel to all of our three-year bachelor programs. This provides students with a broad range of tailor-made courses designed to foster career competencies.
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