Bachelor's Animal Sciences

The bachelor's programme Animal Sciences stimulates you to study and explore the biological functioning of animals in our society – all types of domesticated animals, and fisheries, in any function for human use and well-being: e.g., food production, companionship, sports, waste management, nature conservation or for educational and recreational purposes. How can these animals adapt to their environment and how can we create the best possible environment? 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. Do you want to contribute to sustainable development in our animal husbandry worldwide? Then the bachelor's Animal Sciences is your study!

Bachelor Animal Sciences

Why this programme?

  • Animal Sciences focusses on healthy animals and how to maintain, manage and care for them in developmental, sustainable and responsible ways.
  • Internationally oriented programme which stimulates you to expand your horizon abroad.
  • Perfect basis for a broad international employment perspective in industry, research institutions, public sector or non-profit organisations.

Study programme of BSc Animal Sciences

Find out which courses you follow each year in Programme bachelor Animal Sciences or Comparing the programme Animal Sciences to other programmes.

Inside view on Animal Sciences

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Admission and application

Visit the Admission and application page to check the programme prerequisites and enrol into our programme.

Student experiences

The best way to get to know a place is by getting to know the people. Students share their experiences with you about the bachelor's programme and student life in Wageningen on the page Student experiences.

I think it is amazing that I can contribute to a major research with my BSc thesis!
Student Kelly

Future career

Curious which professions you could do when you complete a master's Animal Sciences after this bachelor's programme? Read the stories of alumni in Future Career Animal Sciences.

Follow-on master's programmes

The bachelor's programme gives direct admission to two master's programmes: MSc Animal Sciences and MSc Aquaculture and Marine Research Management. In addition, it gives conditional access to four other master's programmes. Read more about follow-on master's programmes.