Bachelor's Study Programs

Chemistry (in Czech, with the following Czech MSc programmes Environmental Chemistry and Biochemistry)

Guarantor: doc. RNDr. Martin Kabeláč, Ph.D. Study in Czech only.

Bachelor's study programme Chemistry at the Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia provides the students basic knowledge of all classicla chemistry branches - inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physicl chemistry, analytical chemistry, and biochemistry. These are two semestral courses with lectures, seminars, and practical laboratories. Additional courses are provided, such as general chemistry, chemical calculations, terminology, chemical informatics, methods in chemistry, mathematics, physics, and other.

Undergraduates of Chemistry should be theoretically and practically prepared in all chemistry branches and through contact with other natural sciences at the FSci USB further develops her/his personality and scope.

Elective courses provide further specializations and development in chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics, or (Bio-)Informatics. Thus an interdisciplinary education is provided.

Biological Chemistry in English at the Faculty of Science USB and Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria (with the following English MSc programme Biological Chemistry)

Guarantors: prof. RNDr. František Vácha, Ph.D. (PřF JU); prof. Frans Mulder (JKU). Study in English only.

Cross-borded program - Unviersity of South Bohemia in České Budějovice and Johannes Kepler Unviersity in Linz. Study in English only.

The Bachelor's double-degree program in Biological Chemistry is organized and supported by the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences at the JKU Linz and the Faculty of Sciences at the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic.

The program focuses on competency skills and knowledge transfer in biological sciences, and also international experience and training as a chemist to pursue professional, scientific, and application-oriented careers. The program incorporates essential areas of chemistry crucial for overall knowledge in the field and also addresses an analysis of biological systems as well as areas of biology in which chemical procedures are crucial.
General education covers base knowledge in areas of inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry. Compared to studies in “Technical Chemistry”, this program provides concentrated, in-depth instruction in areas of biological chemistry and biology.

The Bachelor Curriculum of Biological Chemistry consists of Biochemistry, Mathematics, and Physics, Biology, Analytical Chemistry, General and Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Informatics, Communications and Ethics, Physical Chemistry, Elective subjects, Molecular Biology.

The program is conducted entirely in English - B2 level is required for admission. Non-natively English-speaking participants must attend the courses titled “English for Chemists". Participants with proof of proficient knowledge of English need not take these courses (recognition process required). For them, we recommend alternative language courses, e.g., in Czech. The curriculum has been designed so that students spend ca. 50 % of the program studying at each university.

All applicants must must pass an entrance test from basics of chemistry and mathematics.

A fee for studying at FSc USB in a foreign language is 500 CZK (or 20 EURO), as stated in the Provision of the Dean No. 83. Za studium v cizím jazyce se na PřF JU platí poplatek 500 Kč (anebo 20 EURO) za rok, viz Opatření děkanky D83.

Potential Career Opportunities
The academic degree qualifies graduates to pursue careers as project and research assistants or laboratory managers in the field of Life Sciences. The international nature of the program, combined with English as the main language of instruction, particularly qualifies graduates for professions in multinational environments (such as EU institutions and internationally active business and corporations).

Program of Study: Bachelor's Degree in Biological Chemistry
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science (BSc) of the JKU Linz and a Bachelor's degree (Bc) awarded by the University of Southern Bohmemia (two diplomas, two titles)
Program Length: 6 Semesters

a helpful booklet on how to wurvive the first year in Linz, wrote by the first studednts of the study program.

Students are supported by various stipends from USB and JKU during their studies - the Dept. of Study Affairs will provide more information. Further possibilities fo stipends for students outside Austria.

First graduates of the Biological Chemistry program.

Bachelor and Master theses

The requirements for theses is very different at JKU and USB, especially for bachelor thesis. please, read the information on theses writing and number of submitted copies!


Facebook group of Biological Chemistry students

University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice
Faculty of Science

Branišovská 31

370 05 České Budějovice

Czech Republic

Johannes Kepler University Linz
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences

Altenbergerstr. 69

A - 4040 Linz


Student Services Departments:


Tel.: +420 387 772 249
e-mail: studijni (at)

Jindřiška Trefná jtrefna (at)

Tel.: +43 732 2468 1312
e-mail: lss (at)



Prof. RNDr. František Vácha, Ph.D.
e-mail: vacha (at)
Tel.: +420 387 776 224

Dr. Ján Štěrba
e-mail: sterbaj (at)
Tel.: +420 387 776 220

Univ.-Prof. Frans Mulder
e-mail: frans.mulder (at)
Tel.: +43 732 2468 9300

Dr. Adriana Rathner

e-mail: adriana.rathner (at)

Chemistry for Education (in czech, with the following MSc program Chemistry for Education for Secondary Schools)

Guarantor: doc. RNDr. Martin Kabeláč, Ph.D. Study in Czech only.

Bachelor's study programme Chemistry for Education is first part of studies of the future teachers at secondary schools. Students choose an adidtional approbation together with Chemistry. At FSci USB, several combinations are possible - any combination of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics, and Informatics.
Undergraduates of this study programme are bachelors of Chemistry and of another scientific branch and can furher study the master's study programme Chemistry for Education for Secondary Schools or in one of the interdisciplinary Macter's study programmes such as Biochemistry, biophysics, Experimental Biology (with several specializations such as Molecular Biology).


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