This page gives you a couple of important hints to remember when selecting the courses of your study program.

General Hints

  • First of all, be very careful with planning your study program. Unless you are a hard-working and excellent student, you may expect that you will not pass all the subject at the first try, and you may need to postpone some subjects to another year. The best idea is to prevent this from happening by following the lectures, studying during the semester and estimating your abilities and time schedule correctly, but sometimes this happens. The last year of the study is very demanding: you need to work on and write a final bachelor thesis, you need to pass state examinations, and you still need to collect enough credits. If in addition you will have to pass more courses in your final (3rd) year than is usual per year, you are very likely to fail or at least get bad grades on most of the courses. Therefore, try to leave less than 1/3 of the credits for the final year to make it possible for you to complete the study in a comfortable pace.
  • Bachelor thesis: please realize that your thesis adviser is the most important person after you on this project. He or she must like (and will grade!!) your work. You are responsible for making that happen by meeting often and following his or her recommendation. Often, you will learn much more by following the advice properly than rather trying to do it always 'your way'. Consider this also when selecting your thesis. In the second semester, you will have weekly meetings at the Bachelor seminar, remember to keep a very good working diary of the progress on your project - you will learn a lot from it! (And we will read and check it.) You will find a lot of information about how to prepare your bachelor thesis at the page of Bachelor Seminar.
  • When selecting your future directions, please remember that our faculty is very research-oriented and the master programs require good theoretical background. If you are rather a practice-oriented type of person, you may consider taking a job directly, or moving to other more practical study programmes.
  • Consider spending one or two semesters abroad as an exchange student. Comenius University has multiple agreements with foreign institutions, which allow you to visit a foreign educational institution through Erasmus Programme and learn a lot from different educational perspective, experience foreign culture, language, and society. We will work hard to make it possible for all our students who would like to join an Erasmus exchange program.
  • Please read the handbook for bachelors at the Faculty pages.

Specific hints for selecting the courses

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