Bachelor Minors Life, Social and Environmental Sciences

Bachelor Minors

Following a minor at the university will deepen your knowledge and competencies within a field of the life, social or environmental sciences.

What is a minor?

The university offers a wide range of Bachelor Minors to students from Wageningen, other universities and Applied Sciences students (HBO). BSc minors consist of a cluster of courses of 24 European Credits (ECTS).

The courses in minors have coherence and profundity. They are scheduled in half a study year, either the first or the second semester of the academic year.

Target groups

Bachelor minors are developed for a wide range of BSc students. Check the Target Groups of each minor in the description of that minor, to help you make the right choice. If you are not part of a study programme mentioned there, it doesn't mean that you cannot take the minor. This depends on your interests and background. You can discuss this with your study advisor.

Some courses in a minor are also part of BSc majors. If there is an overlap with your programme, it is not possible to choose that minor in the described form. This is indicated in the description of the minor.

Information about minors

If you want specific information about a minor that interests you, contact the minor coordinator of that minor. If you want more general information about the Bachelor minors in Wageningen and you cannot find it on these pages, please contact the central minor coordinator at or use the contact form on this page.

International exchange programmes

For more information regarding WUR's international exchange programmes, please see:

For a latest update on the travel policy due to the Covid-19 situation, please check: WUR students will be informed by the Exchange Team about possibilities for exchange, or you can contact your Departmental Exchange Coordinator.

Study options for students from Dutch universities, and universities of applied sciences (HBO)

Following a minor or becoming a ‘bijvak’ or contract student is also possible for students from Dutch universities or universities of applied sciences (hbo).

Wageningen University Introduction Days

If you become a "bijvak" student at Wageningen University, you are welcome to join the university's introduction days called "AID". For more information, please check: