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General Introduction

Jacobs University offers study programs according to the regulations of the European Higher Education Area. All study programs are structured along the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), which facilitates credit transfer between academic institutions. The three-year undergraduate program involves six semesters of study with a total of 180 ECTS credits. The curricular structure follows an innovative and student-centered modularization scheme – the 3C Model – which groups the disciplinary content of the three study years according to overarching themes:

The first study year is characterized by a broad offer in disciplinary and interdisciplinary education. Students select three CHOICE modules from a variety of study programs.

In the second year, students take three in-depth, discipline-specific CORE modules. One CORE module can also be taken from a second, complementary discipline, which allows students to incorporate a minor study track into their undergraduate education.

In the fifth semester, the World Track provides students either with an extended internship or a study abroad opportunity at a partner university. Students may also opt to stay on campus and continue their undergraduate education, where they select specialization courses within their study program and pursue a project/research module including the Bachelor thesis.

Major Overview

In this program students learn how contemporary societies have developed and how they function, with a focus on the key challenges these societies are confronted with (e.g. economic globalization, the growth of mega-cities, ethno-cultural diversity, and the rise of the critical citizen). None of these issues can be fully grasped, let alone addressed, through the prism of a single social science. A comprehensive understanding will only come from integrating insights from all the social sciences, together with relevant facts identified by the natural sciences.

The aim of this program, which combines the four disciplines of political science, mass communication, sociology and economics, is to train students in gaining such an all-round perspective on human behavior and social organization.


Careers in international business, the media, non-governmental organizations, public administration, international aid agencies, the cultural sector, community development, fundraising, youth and social work.

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First Year

Module: Political, Social, and Media Diversity

  • Comparing Political Systems
  • Social Structure and Processes I
  • Mass Media in Digital Contexts
  • Social Structure and Processes II

Module: General Economics

  • Microeconomics
  • International Economics I
  • Macroeconomics
  • International Economics II

Module: CHOICE (own selection)

Students take one further CHOICE module from those offered for all other study programs.

Second Year

Module: International Politics and Policy

  • Democratic Governance
  • Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
  • International Security

Module: Communication, Culture and Prosumption

  • Consumer Culture & Society
  • Communication, Culture &  Prosumption Lab I
  • Comparing Mass Communication Systems
  • Communication, Culture & Prosumption Lab II

Module: The Good Society

  • Political Culture
  • Social Data & Survey Lab I
  • Equality & Social Justice
  • Social Data & Survey Lab II

Third Year

Module: Internship / Study Abroad

Module: Project/ Research and Bachelor Thesis

  • ISS Project/ Research
  • ISS Bachelor Thesis

Module: ISS Specialization Area

Take four specialization courses

The Jacobs Track

The Jacobs Track is an essential element of Jacobs University’s educational concept. It fosters employability, transdisciplinarity, and internationality across all study programs. All students have to take modules offered within the Jacobs Track. The transdisciplinary triangle models offer courses from the areas business, technology, and societal context. Mathematics and statistics courses are offered within a methods module and foreign languages are provided within the language module.


Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH

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28759 Bremen

Phone: +49 (0)421 200 4200
Fax: +49 (0)421 200 4203

You can get further Information on the website of Integrated Social Sciences at Jacobs University
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