The Bachelor (BSC) programme includes a balanced mix of thematical courses in geosciences,  human and physical geography as well as methodological courses (qualitative and quantitative methods, GIS, remote sensing,...), practial works and excursions. Basis supporting courses and complementary disciplines (e.g. mathematics, physics, economics, sociology, earth sciences) have to be chosen in addition. A bachelor research work (TR) allows students to start doing research in a specialized field. 

A part of the Bachelor programme in Geography can also be studied as foundation course (BPr), 
complementary course (BC 30, BC 60 (1 and 2), BC +30), and as course for teacher of secondary level (BScS1, BaS1). See Directives and Study plan.


Practical information :

  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
  • ECTS: 180 credits
  • Language: French and German
  • Duration: 6 semesters (fulltime studies)
  • Start: Autumn (September) semester 
  • Official course programme of the University of Fribourg: course catalog
  • Directives and Study planfrançaisdeutsch
  • Admission and Registration : françaisdeutschenglish
  • Contact: Prof. Christine Bichsel (info-geography[at]




Indicative timetable (under reserve of modification) for bachelor courses in Geography :  


See also the course catalog for detailed information on a specific course.

Bachelor research work (TR)

  • The Bachelor curriculum requires the students to write one personal research work (TR). The title of Bachelor can only be conferred once the TR has been accepted.
  • [NEW] To  insure of being supervised students have to pre-register during the first two weeks of the semester during which they intend to start their TR by filling in a form available from the Moodle platform.
  • Students have then to register for starting a TR (read attentively the TR guidelines french - german).
  • Two bound paper copies of the final version of the TR as well as an electronical one on a physical support (CD, USB stick, etc.) have to be deposited at the secretary office.

Topics for TR can be found on the Moodle platform or on the professors' personal web pages.

Editorial guidelines are also available on the Moodle platform.


Unit of Geography - Chemin du Musée 4 - 1700 Fribourg - Tel +41 26 / 300 90 10 - Fax +41 26 / 300 9746
nicole.equey [at] - Swiss University