The interdisciplinary orientation of geography between the natural and social sciences is reflected in the diversity of the course content. Geography describes, explains and designs spatial structures and processes and helps to find strategies for solving environmental and societal problems on a local to global level. For example, natural phenomena such as floods, landslides or desertification can be the subject of geographic studies.

Geography is made up of the two main directions, physical geography and human geography. Physical geography includes geomorphology (study of surface forms), soil science, hydrogeography, climatic geography and landscape ecology. Human geography deals, among other things, with population, settlement, social, economic geography and geographic development research.

Depending on the content, both mathematical and natural science as well as social and economic science basic subjects and methods are required for geography. In addition to the theoretical teaching, there are excursions as well as field and method internships in order to guarantee practical learning.

In the geography minor, a choice must be made between the focus on physical geography and the focus on human geography. Depending on the orientation, mathematical and natural science or social and economic fundamentals and methods are taught.

This subject must be combined with another subject:


Entry requirements 

HZB (e.g. Abitur)

German language skills (language level GeR C1)

Career Prospects

Development cooperation, geographic information systems (GIS), market / opinion research, consulting, natural hazard management, nature / environmental protection, public relations / media, spatial / landscape planning, urban planning / development, science (science management, teaching / research at universities, research institutions, etc.)

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