Chemistry relates to nearly every aspect of our lives. It lies at the heart of some of world’s most advanced industries, for example those focusing on pharmaceuticals, sustainable energy development, or even the food and beverage industry. The transdisciplinary Bachelor degree in Chemistry offers modules that include courses in nanomolecular science, organic, inorganic, analytical, and physical chemistry; where students are also taught the relevant aspects of mathematics, engineering, and industrial priorities. Over the course of the three-year study program you will take extensive laboratory courses and conduct your own research projects during your third year of study. Undergraduate students are also strongly encouraged to engage in research projects with graduate students as early as their first or second semester at Jacobs University.


Because Chemistry is the core science relating to nearly every aspect of our lives, career opportunities are diverse and abundant. Career possibilities range from research and development in the areas of pharmaceuticals, nanotechnology, materials and energy to environmental monitoring and forensic science. Chemists are also successful in other positions such as: production managers, business consultants, medical doctors, patent attorneys, marketers and even politicians!

Students at Jacobs University have gained further experience at: Degussa, BASF, University of Oxford, Stanford University …

Germany for me is the country of Chemistry, and therefore, the great companies and brands that involve chemistry like pharmaceutical products, cosmetics, and chemical equipment are all German. So, why not study Chemistry where it’s most advanced? – Elias Halabi (Venezuela)

To me chemistry is the natural science that explains everything in the world. Especially understanding what is happening around you and the close relationship to other natural sciences such as physics and biochemistry here at Jacobs make the connections clear and lead to a broad understanding of living and non-living things. – Amélie Skopp, Class of 2014