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The course is primarily aimed at the professional field of chemists in research, development, production and application. It teaches skills for analyzing and solving chemical problems. Students acquire these skills in a mixture of face-to-face teaching, virtual teaching and self-study, individually and together with others. As a course of study at the Humboldt University in Berlin, chemistry offers the opportunity to participate independently in research and development projects at an early stage. The aim is to achieve a level of knowledge that enables technically competent decisions to be made about further professional orientations. The students should therefore

  • acquire a broad theoretical and methodological knowledge of inorganic, organic, physical, theoretical and analytical chemistry as well as biochemistry and structural chemistry,
  • learn to recognize and use the connecting concepts of chemistry, and
  • acquire extensive experimental skills for the profession of chemist.


Many well-known chemists and Nobel Prize winners such as August Wilhelm von Hofmann, Emil Fischer, Walther Nernst and Max Bodenstein learned and taught at the Institute for Chemistry at this university, which moved to the new institute building in Berlin Adlershof in 2001 and is now based there on the science campus .

The chemistry course is well organized and has a modular structure. A predefined, fixed timetable creates the ideal conditions for completing the course within the standard period of study. In addition to the well-equipped laboratory rooms, the teaching building, which is used jointly by physics and chemistry, has modern lecture halls and seminar rooms. Chemistry in Adlershof occupies one of the top places in study guides in the field of teaching in the nationwide university rankings.

A special feature of the Institute for Chemistry at the HU is the existence of a separate department for analytical chemistry and environmental chemistry. With the topics of functionally structured materials and catalysis as well as chemical biologyTwo promising research fields were identified, to which the students should be introduced through research internships. The science location Adlershof also enables direct cooperation with the institutes for physics, mathematics and computer science at Humboldt University as well as with many companies and research institutes, such as B. the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Time Spectroscopy, the Ferdinand Braun Institute for High Frequency Technology or the Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth. This opens up an additional option for students to also carry out research internships at non-university institutions.



Monobachelor chemistry with 180 CP

Compulsory area (140 CP)
module designation scope
ALLES General Chemistry 5 LP
AC1 sp block elements 6 LP
AC2 Inorganic-chemical beginner's internship 5 LP
AC3 pd block elements 5 LP
AC4 Inorganic-chemical basic internship 5 LP
AC5 Coordination chemistry and organometallic chemistry 6 LP
AC6 Modern Inorganic Synthetic Chemistry (Inorganic Advanced Practical Course) 6 LP
PC1 Chemical thermodynamics of pure substances and mixed phases 6 LP
AU1 / PC2 Basics of Analytical and Physical Chemistry II 10 LP
PC3 Physico-chemical basic internship 6 LP
PC5 Chemical bond 5 LP
AU2 Instrumental analytical chemistry 5 LP
AU3 Analytical-chemical basic internship 5 LP
AU4 NMR with instrumental-analytical internship 6 LP
AU5 Vibrational spectroscopy and mass spectrometry 6 LP
OC1 Basics of organic chemistry 5 LP
OC2 Organic Chemistry - Structure and Reactivity 5 LP
OC3 Internship - Basic Methods in Organic Chemistry 5 LP
OC4 Organic chemistry - structure and reactivity of organic and bio-organic compounds 10 LP
OC5 Advanced synthetic organic chemistry 6 LP
OC6 Organic-chemical advanced internship 5 LP
OC7 Bio-organic chemistry and natural product chemistry 5 LP
BA bachelor thesis 12 LP
Subject-specific elective area (30 CP)
module designation scope
PC4 Quantum theory with group theory and molecular modeling 10 LP
PC6 Statistical Thermodynamics and Quantum States 5 LP
Math i Mathematics i 5 LP
Math II Mathematics II 5 LP
Size Nat. Basics of the natural sciences 5 LP

These modules can optionally be replaced by corresponding modules from the offer of the institutes for mathematics, physics and biology.

Interdisciplinary compulsory elective area (10 CP)

In the interdisciplinary compulsory elective area, modules from the module catalogs of other subjects or central institutions provided for this purpose totaling 10 CP are to be completed freely ( ). Alternatively, modules from the subject-specific elective area of ??these study regulations can be chosen.

Offers in interdisciplinary. Compulsory elective area for other courses

module designation scope
AC1 / ÜWP sp block elements 5 LP
AC3 pd block elements 5 LP
PC1 / ÜWP Chemical thermodynamics of pure substances and mixed phases 5 LP
AU1 / PC2 Basics of Analytical Physical Chemistry II 10 LP
OC1 Basics of organic chemistry 5 LP



A total of 180 credit points * must be acquired.

Compulsory area: 140 CP including bachelor thesis (12 CP )
specific elective area: 30 CP Interdisciplinary elective area: 10 CP * One credit point

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