The first degree of the system, the bachelor’s degree combines crossdisciplinarity and gradual orientation.
Its objective: helping you achieve your professional goal thanks to a syllabus set up by and for you.
Organized over six semesters, each Bachelor’s degree is structured into teaching units (UE) and ECTS credits. Each semester is validated by 30 credits, capitalizable for life and transferable to any EU university. The Bachelor’s degree is obtained after validating 180 credits, by acquiring all UEs or by compensating.
Also integrated into the LMD system, vocational Bachelor’s degrees include two semesters following a Bac + 2 degree ( BTS, DUT, DEUST ) or after having obtained 4 Bachelor semesters
A gradual orientation
The first two semesters of the bachelor’s degree (S1 and S2) are usually devoted to learning basic subjects and acquiring working methods specific to higher education. The additional courses (optional or free TU) of the first year of a bachelor’s degree provide the opportunity to change majors, if necessary. Specialization within the subject studied begins in the following two semesters (S3 and S4), with the choice of optional or free TUs. A change of major remains possible, subject to additional work in the host course. The last two semesters (S5 and S6) offer a specialization that finalizes the bachelor’s course.
Bachelor’s degrees are organized in various fields including one or more subjects: law field, economy and management field, human and social science field, art, language and literature field, science, and technology field and so on.
Within a field, bachelor courses are broken down into majors that correspond to fundamental mono-disciplinary teachings (mathematics, computer science, sociology, history, and so on), bi-disciplinary teachings (mathematics-computer science; sociology-history, and so on) or else to multidisciplinary teachings (electronics, electrical engineering and automation or EEA, and so on.
Foreign language or sports bachelor’s courses are the only ones to include a specialization, which specifies the language(s) studied (English, German, Spanish, English / German, English / Spanish, etc.) or the type of sports studied (education and motor function, adapted physical activities, training, sport management, etc.).
Mostly in the last bachelor year, specializations are individualized into typical study paths corresponding to possible further studies. Universities usually offer one or more courses to prepare for teacher’s competitive exams (secondary education teaching staff or elementary school teaching staff) or for studies in master’s degree courses.