Geology is a natural science that deals with the structure and composition of the earth's body as well as the development of the earth and life on it. Mineralogy investigates the formation and properties of the minerals that make up rocks.
The degree programme teaches students the ability to recognise and assess scientific correlations and to work on relevant subject-related issues, e.g. climate change, the supply of raw materials and natural disasters. Various geoscientific collections, an in-house research and teaching mine, modern laboratories and computer pools as well as a drill core store and a lithotheque are included in the programme from the very beginning. In addition to numerous excursions, field and mapping practicals, they ensure the practical orientation of the degree programme.
A research-oriented four-semester Master's degree programme in Geosciences is offered in Freiberg as a continuation of the Bachelor's degree programme.
Faculty of Geosciences, Geoengineering and Mining (Faculty 3)
Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.)
- Standard period of study
- Part-time possible
- Start of studies
- Admission requirement
Abitur (German secondary school leaving certificate) or a subject-specific higher education entrance qualification, or a recognized equivalent access authorization
- Course language
in public administration: e.g. in environmental, water and civil engineering offices, where tasks in the field of assessing and minimising georisks can be taken on
in the raw materials industry: e.g. in the exploration and sustainable extraction of raw materials such as water, ores, building raw materials
in the construction industry: e.g. in hydrogeology or in construction supervision during the construction of roads, tunnels and dams
in the materials industry: e.g. in quality control of natural minerals and the development of materials
at universities and other research institutions: e.g. in basic research