Biology (Bachelor)

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The bachelor’s programme in Biology gives a basic understanding of biology and its subdisciplines. It equips students with general knowledge of biology and important fundamental subjects, such as chemistry, physics, statistics, ethics and gender issues. Students then have the opportunity to specialise in one of seven areas of study (anthropology, microbiology and genetics, molecular biology, ecology, palaeobiology, plant sciences, zoology). We recommend language proficiency in English equivalent to level B2, as courses in the bachelor’s programme in Biology are held in both German as well as English.

Bachelor of Science

Degree Programme Code: 033 630

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits

Sprache: German

Entrance exam procedure



Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study programme

The bachelor’s programme in Biology consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP), imparting knowledge from the area of biology as well as fundamental subjects (chemistry, physics, statistics, ethics, gender issues), and a specialisation in one of seven areas of study (anthropology, microbiology and genetics, molecular biology, ecology, palaeobiology, plant sciences, zoology) available as groups of compulsory modules. To successfully complete the programme, students have to write a bachelor’s thesis.

Five concepts

which you will deal with in your studies (examples):

  • Bioethics
  • Evolution
  • Physiology
  • Genetics
  • Cell biology

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

Nach dem Studium Info EN

The bachelor’s programme in Biology at the University of Vienna represents an initial pre-professional education. Graduates of the programme are qualified to take on subject-related tasks in biologically oriented institutions.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University of Vienna regularly surveys graduates after the completion of their degree programmes about their experience with their degree programme and the university itself. The survey gives you insight into graduates perspectives of their studies from a subject and organizational related point of view.

Information about the Graduate Survey

Career Tracking of Graduates

The alumni tracking provides information on the career progression of the graduates of the University of Vienna and provides orientation for entry into the profession after graduation (e.g. search duration of first job, salary development and sectors in which graduates are active).

Information about the Career Tracking of Graduates