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Studying a Minor in the Bachelor’s Program in Psychology

The minor allows you to branch out into another scientific discipline. Psychiatry and Business Administration are among the most popular subjects. Apart from that, there is a variety of other minors you can choose from, such as Informatics, Linguistics, Mathematics, Media and Communication Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Economics, or Economic and Business Education. By taking one of these minor, you can tailor the program to your individual interests and acquire valuable skills that prepare you for your future career. The choice is up to you!

Please note: As the courses in the different minors are taught in German and require you to be proficient in German, the course titles provided in the tables below are also in German.

Facts

  • The program is designed for students to take courses in their minor in the fifth and sixth subject-specific semester. Please pay particular attention to whether the respective courses are offered in the fall or spring semester.
  • In your minor, you are required to attend courses worth at least 8 ECTS credits in total. You take a set combination of courses that has been specifically chosen by the program managers to give you a good impression of the respective subject. As a result, some minors may require you to obtain more than 8 ECTS credits. 
  • Registration is done via Portal². Registration periods depend on the respective school and may vary. Please note that you do not need to register for the courses in Business Administration and Economics, you can just show up for the first session.
  • You can complete your minor during your semester abroad, provided you discuss this with the program manager first.
  • It is possible to choose a subject as your minor that is not included in the examination regulations and not listed below. To do so, you need to send a request to the examination committee, in which you lay out the reasons for your choice. In this case, you need to contact the program managers of the respective subject yourself and discuss with them which courses you should take.

Overview

With the 3rd amendment record of June 4, 2019, adjustments have been made to the minors Linguistics and Philosophy. These adjustments only apply to students of Psycholgy who take up their studies in the bachelor's program or in the minor starting fall semester 2019/20.

If you have already been enrolled in the bachelor's program of Psychology or in the respective minor before the amendment record entered into force (June 2019), you are able to finish your studies according to the former regulations and module structures within the usual time limits. Switching to the new regulations is not possible if you have taken up your minor studies already.

  • Business Administration

    Semester

    Course title

    Type of course

    Type of examination

    Credit hours

    ECTS credits

    Fall

    Marketing Lecture + exercise course + tutorial

    Written exam (90 min)

    2+1

    6

    Spring Management Lecture + exercise course + tutorial Written exam (90 min) 2+1 6

    Total

    12

    The Management course is offered in a blended learning format. You can access the lecture digitally via ILIAS whereas the exercise course requires you to be physically present. In addition, there will be guest lectures, online tutorials, and online forums.

  • Informatics

  • Linguistics

    Semester Course title Type of course Type of examination Credit hours ECTS credits
    Fall Einführung in die Linguistik (Germanistik/Anglistik/Romanistik) Lecture Written exam (90 min) 2 4
    Spring Depending on availability and your individual interests

    Introductory seminar
    or
    lecture

    Term paper or oral examination or written examination  2

    5-6 (IS)
    or
    4 (L)

    Total 8-10
  • Mathematics

    If you take Mathematics as a minor, you can choose between two options:

    Option 1: Analysis

    Semester Course title Type of course Type of examination Credit hours ECTS credits
    Fall Analysis I Lecture + exercise course Written exam(s) (90 min) 4+2 10
    Total 10

    Option 2: Linear Algebra

    Semester Course title Type of course Type of examination Credit hours ECTS credits
    Fall Lineare Algebra I Lecture + exercise course

    Written exam(s) (90 min)

    4+2 9

    Total

    9

     

  • Media and Communication Studies

    Semester

    Course title

    Type of course

    Type of examination

    Credit hours

    ECTS credits

    Fall

    Einführung in die Medien- und Kommunikations-wissenschaft

    Lecture + tutorial

    Written exam (90 min)

    2+2

    8

    Total

    8

    The course is limited to 15 students.

  • Philosophy

    If you take Philosophy as a minor, you can choose between three options:

    Option 1: Basic Principles of Philosophy

    Semester Course title Type of course Type of examination Credit hours ECTS credits
    Spring
    (often also offered in the fall)
    Einführung in eine Disziplin
    der Philosophie
    Lecture Written exam (90 min) 2 4
    Every semester Theoretische Philosophie Introductory seminar Term paper 2 6
    Total 10

    Option 2: History of Philosophy

    Semester Course title Type of course Type of examination Credit hours ECTS credits
    Fall (often also offered in the spring) Einführung in eine Epoche der Philosophie Lecture Written exam (90 min) 2 4
    Every semester Antike/Mittelalter
    or
    Neuzeit/Gegenwart
    Introductory seminar Term paper 2 6
    Total 10

    Option 3: Ethics

    Semester Course title Type of course Type of examination Credit hours ECTS credits
    Spring (often also offered in the fall) Allgemeine Ethik Lecture Written exam (90 min) 2 4
    Every semester Allgemeine Ethik
    or
    Angewandte Ethik/Politische Philosophie
    Introductory seminar Term paper 2 6
    Total 10
  • Political Science

    If you take Political Science as a minor, you can choose between four options:

    Option 1

    Semester Course title Type of course Type of examination Credit hours ECTS credits
    Fall Einführung in die Politikwissenschaft Lecture Written exam (90 min) 2 6
    Spring Einführung in die Vergleichende Regierungslehre Lecture Written exam (90 min) 2 6
    Total 12

    Option 2

    Semester Course title Type of course Type of examination Credit hours ECTS credits
    Fall Einführung in die Politikwissenschaft Lecture Written exam (90 min) 2 6
    Fall Einführung in die Politische Soziologie Lecture Written exam (90 min) 2 6
    Total 12

    Option 3

    Semester Course title Type of course Type of examination Credit hours ECTS credits
    Fall Einführung in die Politikwissenschaft Lecture Written exam (90 min) 2 6
    Fall Einführung in die Internationalen Beziehungen Lecture Written exam (90 min) 2 6
    Total 12

    Option 4

    Semester Course title Type of course Type of examination Credit hours ECTS credits
    Fall Einführung in die Politikwissenschaft Lecture Written exam (90 min) 2 6
    Fall Das politische System der BRD Lecture Written exam (90 min) 2 6
    Total 12
  • Psychiatry

    Semester Course title Type of course Type of examination Credit hours ECTS credits

    Fall

    (5th subject-specific semester)

    Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie Lecture   2 4

    Spring

    (6th subject-specific semester)

    Fallvorstellung der Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie Seminar Patient interview,
    presentation,
    term paper, written exam
    2 4
    Total

    8

    The minor in Psychiatry is offered in cooperation with the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim. It is limited to 30 students.

  • Sociology

    If you take Sociology as a minor, you can choose between two options.

    Option 1

    Semester Course title Type of course Type of examination Credit hours ECTS credits
    Fall Grundlagen der Soziologie Lecture Written exam (90 min) 2 6
    Fall Grundlagen der Soziologie Exercise course Presentation 2 3
    Total 9

    Option 2

    Semester Course title Type of course Type of examination Credit hours ECTS credits
    Fall Grundlagen der Soziologie Lecture Written exam (90 min) 2 6
    Fall Sozialstruktur Deutschlands im internationalen Vergleich Lecture Written exam (90 min) 2 6
    Total 12
  • Economics

    Semester Course title Type of course Type of examination Credit hours ECTS credits
    Fall Grundlagen der Volkswirtschaftslehre Lecture + exercise course Written exam (120 min) 4+2 8
    Total 8
  • Economic and Business Education

    If you take Economic and Business Education as a minor, you can attend courses from the education management area and the specialized subjects area. The following combinations are possible: Three courses from the education management area or two courses from the education management area plus one course from the specialized subjects area. In total, you need to obtain 12 ECTS credits.

    Education management area (2 or 3 courses)

    Semester Course
    title
    Course
    type
    Type of examination Credit hours ECTS credits
    Fall Bildungsmanagement I: Berufsausbildung

    and/or

    Bildungsmanagement III: Lernkultur in Organisationen
    Lecture / exercise course



    Lecture / exercise course
     
    Written exam (90 min)



    Written exam (90 min)
     
    2



    2
    4



    4
    Spring and/or

    Bildungsmanagement II: Weiterbildung
    Lecture / exercise course Written exam (90 min) 2 4
    Specialized subjects area (1 course at most)
    Fall

    or

    spring
    1.3.1
    Qualitätsmanagement in Bildungseinrichtungen

    1.3.2 Evaluationsmethoden und Standards

    1.3.3
    Ideen- und Realgeschichte beruflicher Bildung

    1.3.4
    Konflikte in der Schule: Prävention und Intervention

    1.3.5
    Fachdidaktische Fragestellungen
    Seminar Written examination (90 min), other types of coursework, or oral examination
     
    2 4
    Total 12

Contact

Do you have any more questions? We’re happy to advise you!

If you have any subject-specific questions regarding your degree program (course contents, program structure, stays abroad), don’t hesitate to contact our program managers. If you have any questions on organizing your studies (examinations, grades, re-registration, academic leave of absence), please contact the Student Services office II team.

Dr. Anika Skotak

Dr. Anika Skotak

Program Manager B.Sc. Psychology
University of Mannheim
School of Social Sciences
A 5, 6
Building A – Room A 419
68159 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
Consultation via phone: Thu 10am – 12pm
In–person consultation hours are still suspended.
You can reach me via phone
Leonie Cegla, M.Sc.

Leonie Cegla, M.Sc.

Program Manager Psychology
On parental leave
University of Mannheim
School of Social Sciences
A 5, 6
Building A – Room A 419
68159 Mannheim
Fabian Pfeiffer

Fabian Pfeiffer

B.A./M.A. Political Science | B.Sc./M.Sc. Psychology | Master of Comparative Business Law (M.C.B.L.) | Master of Laws (LL.M.)
University of Mannheim
Division II - Student Affairs
Student Services II
L 1, 1 – Room 127
68161 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181-1195
Fax: +49 621 181-1176
E-mail: pfeiffer(at)verwaltung.uni-mannheim.de
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Mon 9 a.m. – noon and Wed 2–5 p.m. (without appointment)