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The degree program
The subject of Psychology is the description and explanation
of human behavior and experience. To this end, Psychology
investigates internal and external causes of human behavior in
order to derive general laws that apply throughout the entire
life span and to determine individual differences. As an
empirical science, it consists partly of natural sciences and
partly of humanities and social sciences.
The bachelor's program in Psychology at the University of Siegen offers a broad core curriculum consisting of methodological training (empirical-scientific work, statistics, diagnostics, experimental psychological internship), the basic section (general psychology, biological psychology, developmental psychology, differential psychology, social psychology), the application section (clinical psychology, occupational, organizational and business psychology, educational psychology), a work-related internship and the bachelor's thesis. The contents are based on the criteria of the “Qualitätssiegel B.Sc. Psychologie” [Quality Seal B.Sc. in Psychology] of the German Psychological Society (DGPs). In addition, the bachelor's program fulfills the contents of the PsychThApprO.
The degree of the bachelor's program in psychology enables graduates to enter the master's program in psychology with a focus on clinical psychology and psychotherapy or a master's program in psychology.
For most professional fields within psychology, a bachelor's degree in psychology is not a sufficient qualification. Only the consecutive master’s degree program opens up many career opportunities. Currently master's graduates have very good chances on the job market. You can work in various, constantly growing professional fields:
- Teaching and research
- Clinical psychology and psychotherapy (e.g. after postgraduate training in psychotherapy in a private practice, in clinics for psychiatry and psychosomatics)
- Occupational, organizational and business psychology (e.g. in staff development)
- Educational psychology (e.g. as a school psychologist)
- Market research, advertising agencies, opinion research institutes, media psychologist
- Health psychologist, traffic psychologist, sports psychologist, expert in forensic psychology
Organization of the degree program
Subject examination regulations/degree plans/module handbooks/internship regulations
Subject examination regulations (FPOs) define the basic structures of a degree program (e.g. admission requirements and contents to be studied). The current version of an FPO automatically applies to students when enrolling in the first semester of study. This means that, even if the FPO changes during the course of your studies, the original version in effect at the time of enrollment still applies (provided that said FPO does not expire).
The respective degree plan contains the recommended exemplary course of studies in the individual subjects and is part of an FPO.
Supplementary regulations and detailed information on each module to be studied can be found in the module handbooks (e.g. requirements for taking a written examination or information about the content of modules/courses, …).
The internship regulations define the conditions under which the compulsory or optional internships must be completed.
We recommend that, as a minimum, you take a look at the degree plan of your degree program before the start of the lecture period so that you know which modules are intended for the start of your studies.
Master’s degree programs
Those interested in studying Psychology at the University of Siegen can find further information here.