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Programme of B1

Dear student,

We are working on solutions for hybrid education that will take place online and on campus. Therefore the instructional modes, number of exams, the form of the exams and/or assignments may change. You will be informed through Brightspace in case of changes. The course information in the Course guide provides an indication of what you can expect in the course.

In the case of not being able to attend one or more practical courses/lab days due to corona measures, the course coordinator will decide if the student is obligated to re-take the missed meeting and how this will take place.
The bachelor's programme comprises three years of 60 credits (EC). Each year is divided into four periods (quarters) of 15 EC.

First-year courses lay the foundation in knowledge and skills for the rest of the Bachelor's programme. But the first year also serves as a filter: If you are able to pass all first year courses, you will be able to handle the rest of the programme as well. If you fail to pass at least 39 EC in the first year, you cannot continue the programme (Binding Study Advice, see the link for more information).

The first-year courses for each period are listed below, with the study load shown in parentheses (EC). The first year has a fully mandatory curriculum. The Chemistry and Molecular Life Sciences programmes in the first year overlap for 85%, the Science programme deviates a bit more.

Switching programmes?

You can use the first year to decide which aspects of molecular sciences are the most interesting for you and you can change programmes. It is best if you make your choice before the fourth quarter.

If you switch from Chemistry to Science after the first year, you need to take the courses NWI-MOL132 Vector Calculus, NWI-MOL133 Mechanics and NWI-MOL134 Electricity and Magnetism (or courses with corresponding content) at some point in your Bachelor's programme.

Switching from Chemistry to MLS after the first year can be done without taking extra courses.

If you switch from MLS or Science to Chemistry after the first year, you need to take the courses NWI-MOL122 Chemical Analysis 2, NWI-MOL136 Physical Concepts of Chemical Processes, NWI-MOL126 Synthesis Lab 1b, and NWI-MOL139 Sustainable Chemistry in your Bachelor's programme Chemistry, if you did not take them in your first year