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The Bachelor programme in Earth Sciences, taught in German, provides a broad curriculum centered on modern Earth Science issues. It consists of a lectures, exercises and field trip spread out over 3 years. In the last semester, the students can start developing research skills by doing a BSc project.

Bachelor programme at the Department of Earth Sciences


A selection of courses from the Bachelor in Earth Sciences.

Autumn Semesters

Number Unit Lecturer
651-3301-00L Crystals and Minerals  P. Brack, E. Reusser
651-3001-00L Dynamic Earth I  G. Bernasconi-Green, T. R. R. Bontognali, A. Gilli, G. Haug, E. Kissling, U. Kradolfer, M. W. Schmidt, M. Schönbächler
651-3501-00L Isotope Geochemistry and Isotope Geology  S. Bernasconi, D. Vance
651-3503-00L Metamorphism  M. W. Schmidt
651-3505-00L Mineral Resources  C. A. Heinrich, R. Kündig, W. Leu, F. Schenker

Spring Semesters

Number Unit Lecturer
651-3002-00L Dynamic Earth II  J.-P. Burg, T. R. R. Bontognali, G. Haug
651-3002-01L Field Trips Within the Lecture Dynamic Earth   M. W. Schmidt, P. Brack, N. Mancktelow, E. Reusser
651-3400-00L Geochemistry  M. Schönbächler, D. Vance
651-3078-00L Geology of Switzerland  P. Brack
651-3620-00L Geology of the Alps  N. Mancktelow, E. Kissling, V. Picotti, E. Reusser
651-3402-00L Magmatism and Volcanism  P. Ulmer
651-3602-00L Microscopy of Rocks  M. W. Schmidt, M. G. Fellin, N. Mancktelow, V. Picotti
651-4004-00L Organic Geochemistry and the Global Carbon Cycle  T. I. Eglinton
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