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Liberal Arts and Sciences at UCG in a nutshell

Overview of our academic programme
Overview of our academic programme

Liberal Arts and Sciences at UCG in a nutshell

Year 1

Your first year provides you with basic skills in planning and conducting (interdisciplinary) research, as a part of our Research and Methodology learning line. All students  take the courses ‘Academic Skills’ and ‘Introduction to Academic Research’  and then select a discipline-specific research methods course of their choice. Students explore the multidisciplinary fields of the Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, starting in semester one with Challenges of Modern Society as well as two LAS electives. These electives introduce you to interesting societal issues and at the same time gives a broad introduction to the majors. Tutor meetings help you consider courses and reflect on ‘the bigger picture’ of your LAS programme. Last but not least, you will conduct your first project in year one.

Year 2

In year two you gain more specialised knowledge in Research and Methodology. All students take Philosophy of Science, offering students opportunities to discuss, explore and reflect on histories, perspectives and methodologies in the different disciplines. Students have declared a major or specialisation and are filling out their programme with electives. Students will apply methods and knowledge gained from the electives in a research-based project.

Year 3

In semester 1, you may choose to do a University Minor, a Personal Minor or Study Abroad. The Minor can help you expand your profile within a discipline (if required to access a Master programme),  or provide more breadth by exploring different disciplines or explicitly societal issues such as the Minors Entrepreneurship, Public Health, or Gender and Diversity in Science, Society and Culture. You will further develop and finalise your Major by taking a Capstone course, working on your Bachelor thesis and carrying out your third year project in collaboration with either UCG students or societal partners.

Planning of the three year bachelor programme
Planning of the three year bachelor programme

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