The Faculty of Science offers the study in the cross-border study programme Biological Chemistry. The study in this study programme is in English and is carried out in cooperation with Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria. Biological Chemistry is an interdisciplinary field of life sciences, and the study programme offers a broad education in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, molecular biology, biophysics, bioinformatics, structural and systems biology. It is unique in its emphasis on multidisciplinarity, comprehensive thinking, international teamwork, and communication skills. The cross-border bachelor's study programme Biological Chemistry benefits from high-quality chemistry programs and research at the Faculty of Technology and Science JKU in Linz and biology/biochemistry programs and research at the Faculty of Science JU in České Budějovice. The advantage of the study is not only the receiving of an excellent knowledge of the English language, but also broad knowledge in chemistry, biology, and related fields.
Students of the double-degree bachelor's study programme Biological Chemistry program work on two separate bachelor theses and thus receive two BSc degrees and diplomas, one from the University of South Bohemia and the other from Johannes Kepler University.
The thesis at USB is oriented more into biochemistry, molecular & cellular biology, biomedicine, bioanalytical chemistry, -omics and similar topics, while the thesis at JKU is more chemistry oriented.
The programme is conducted entirely in English and the curriculum has been designed in such a way that students spend ca. 50 % of their studies at JU in České Budějovice and 50 % of their studies at JKU Linz. The programme provides concentrated and in-depth instruction in areas of biological chemistry, chemistry, and biology. Curriculum includes courses such as Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Clinical Biochemistry, Biophysics, Bioinformatics, Biopharmacy, Biostatistics, Biogeochemistry, Optical Methods, Biology of Animals, Biology of Plants, Biology of Microorganisms. A high portion of the curriculum is covered by laboratory practicals.
You will learn to:
Combine knowledge of chemistry, biochemistry, biology, molecular biology, biophysics, bioinformatics, structural and systems biology,
Apply knowledge of chemistry to the study of biological problems,