Bachelor's Animal Sciences

Do you want to contribute to sustainable development in our animal husbandry worldwide? Then the bachelor's Animal Sciences is your study! The programme 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: 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 these animals, as well as knowledge about animal management and care in our society.

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 subjects you can follow each year in the Animal Sciences programme or compare 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 about the bachelor's programme and student life in Wageningen on the page Student experiences.

What I really like in this programme is that you learn how to work together in (multicultural) groups!
Student Anne

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.