|Degree:||Bachelor of Science (BSc)|
|University website:||Animal Sciences|
|Annual tuition (EEA)||2,143 EUR|
|Annual tuition (non-EEA)||15,700 EUR|
Want to study a bachelor in animal science? The bachelor's programme Animal Sciences stimulates you to study and explore the biological functioning of animals in our society – animals that we care for and keep for food, as pets, for the preservation of nature or for educational and recreational purposes.
How can these animals adapt to their environment, and how can we create the best possible environment for them? Answering these questions demands a fundamental understanding of the biology of domestic and captive animals, as well as knowledge about animal management and care in our society.
The structure of the bachelor's programme Animal Sciences shows the diversity of this scientific field. Foundation courses focusing on orientation on Animal Sciences, biological principles and the supporting areas of chemistry, mathematics and statistics are followed by (and integrated into) more specialistic subjects. This compulsory core curriculum is taught in the first one-and-a-half years.
In the second half of the second year, students choose between the two majors on offer. The major Animal Management and Care focuses on the animals and their (human) environment. The major Biological Functioning of Animals focuses on the biological processes within animals. The third year offers the greatest freedom: over half of this year is made up of elective subjects, including the option of a minor that students can choose to suit their own priorities and interests. Elective subjects or a minor be taken at another university, in the Netherlands abroad. Create the programme that is just right for you!