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Computer Science (B.A.) (two subjects)

Features

Programme:
Computer Science
Degree:
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (2 subjects)
Standard period of study:
6 semesters
Start:
Only the winter semester
Language of the programme:
German
Admission:
open (enrolment without previous application)
Pre-course:
A pre-course in computer science and a pre-course in mathematics are offered.
Begin of studies:
Orientation events are offered

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Details

The dual-subject Bachelor's degree programme Computer Science teaches students scientific fundamentals and methodology in computer science combined with an additional subject area. The great diversity of subject combinations also includes in particular the option to combine Computer Science with Humanities and Social Sciences subjects. This is highly recommended, since the influence of information technology on society could not be any greater. How can the general public be sensitised for the topic of data privacy? What are the ethical consequences of research into artificial intelligence? How can we protect basic civil rights in times of NSA disclosures? Due to its interdisciplinary character, the dual-subject Bachelor's degree programme in Computer Science offers a basis for interdisciplinary discussion of these vital issues. But the influence of computer science on society is not the only interesting aspect; the possibilities for information technology applications in Humanities and Social Sciences, such as text analysis, also offer new research potential. In combination with a subject from Humanities and Social Sciences, the dual-subject Bachelor's degree programme paves the way to "Digital Humanities".

Anyone choosing Computer Science as their subject of study should be interested in formal mathematical as well as application-related practical work. The ability to work in a team is a vital prerequisite for daily professional work later on. English language skills are required. Special subject-related knowledge, especially in programming, is not required. The preparatory course in mathematics will enable students to refresh their knowledge of mathematics before starting their degree programme.

In a number of subjects, completion of the two-subject Bachelor's degree qualifies students for subsequent transition to the corresponding Master's degree programme.

This is not the case in Computer Science. Here, the degree programme can be planned so that a subsequent transition to the Masters' degree programme in Applied Computer Science (M.Sc.) is possible, but not every individually selected combination of modules in the dual-subject Bachelor's degree programme enables students to do so. Therefore it is advisable to plan the courses to be attended at an early stage with the help of the Student Advisory Service.

Related and consecutive/graduate programmes


Structure

In the two-subject Bachelor's programme, two subjects are studied on equal terms.

A total of 180 credits are earned for the Bachelor's degree Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).

The two subjects each account for 66 credits. The area of professionalisation accounts for 36 credits.

The following credits must be earned for the subject Computer Science:

  1. Compulsory modules

    Five compulsory modules, totalling 38 credits, must be successfully completed.

    • Fundamentals of Computer Science and Programming
    • Fundamentals of Practical Computer Science
    • Algorithms and Data Structures
    • General mediation competence in computer science
    • Practical programming course
  2. Compulsory elective modules

    Compulsory elective modules totalling at least 14 credits must be successfully completed.

    If the subject "Computer Science" is not combined with the subject "Mathematics", at least one module in the area of mathematics must be completed as part of the compulsory elective area with a total of at least 9 C.

    Detailed information on the structure of the program and on modules can be found in the module directory. Sample study plans can be found in the examination and study regulations.

In a number of subjects, completion of the two-subject Bachelor's degree qualifies students for subsequent transition to the corresponding Master's degree programme. This is not the case in Computer Science. Here, the degree programme can be planned so that a subsequent transition to the Masters' degree programme in Applied Computer Science(M.Sc.) is possible, but not every individually selected combination of modules in the dual-subject Bachelor's degree programme enables students to do so. Therefore it is advisable to plan the courses to be attended at an early stage with the help of the Student Advisory Service.

Regulations and module directory


Admission

Start:
Winter semester only
1st subject semester:
open admission (enrolment without previous application)
2nd to 6th subject semester:
open admission (enrolment without previous application)

EU
Non-German citizens without a German educational qualification

Non-EU
Citizen from a non-EU country (or stateless person)


Contact

Academic Advising

Office of Dean of Studies Computer Science
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Goldschmidtstr. 7
37077 Göttingen

Phone: +49-551 39 22100

Student Advisory Service
studienberatung@informatik.uni-goettingen.de