BSc minor Policies, People and Nature Conservation (WUPPN)

Central to the BSc Minor Policies, People and Nature Conservation are the key components of the interactions between society and nature. Environmental law, policy and governance public administration and communication, but also the interactions of people (individually or organized) with their natural environment are discussed.

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The BSc minor is a good preparation for the MSc Forest and Nature Conservation for students with various backgrounds.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this minor students are expected to be able to:

  • explain the functioning of natural areas as social systems at different temporal and spatial scales;
  • compare the different actors and institutions related to natural areas;
  • understand the concept of governance and explain practices of forest, nature and biodiversity governance from local to international scale;
  • analyse the key components of social systems in relation to natural areas.

Target group

This minor is interesting for a broad range of WU-students, except those from BBN. Also for students from other universities or profession education in forest and nature, environmental sciences and relevant social sciences.

Interested students from BLP-B, BIN and BEB; please contact the BSc minor coordinator. Ba-students are advised to contact the BSc minor coordinator.

Overlapping courses or content with

  • BBN Forest and Nature Conservation
  • BES Environmental Sciences
  • BIN International Development Studies
  • BBC Management and Consumer Studies
  • BEB Economics and Governance (please contact the BSc minor coordinator)


Dutch and English


First semester (period 1, 2 and 3)

Programme or thematic

Programme minor