A bachelor's degree is the first qualification that can be earned at a higher education institution and enables graduates to start their career right away. To obtain the degree, students must first complete a bachelor's program which usually lasts for six semesters (three years). The University of Mannheim confers four types of bachelor's degree, namely a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.), and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.). Usually, graduates applying for admission to a master’s program must hold a bachelor’s degree.
Bachelor of Arts
Generally, students who complete a program in a subject from the Social Sciences, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, or, in some cases, Economics and Business Administration, are awarded a Bachelor of Arts.
Bachelor of Science
Students are normally awarded a Bachelor of Science if they have studied Engineering, Science, Human Sciences, or, in some cases, Economics and Business Administration.
Bachelor of Education
Students who successfully complete a teacher education program earn a Bachelor of Education. This degree type is conferred to students training to become teachers at an elementary school, a secondary school, a vocational school or another type of specialized school in Germany.
Bachelor of Laws
Graduates of a law program are conferred a Bachelor of Laws.