Bachelor Minors Life, Social and Environmental Sciences

Bachelor Minors

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

What is a minor?

A minor is a package of courses that have coherence and profundity. They are scheduled in half a year, either in the first or in the second semester of the academic year. Bachelor's minors consist of a cluster of courses of 24 ECTS. When you need to fill up to 30 ECTS, you can choose a WUR course to complement your minor. When you need help with that, please check this page ('Add up to 30 ECTS') or contact your study advisor or send an e-mail to

WUR students

Before taking a minor, we recommend you to discuss your choices with your own study adviser. When you have made your decision, you can register for the minor courses separately like you do for all other courses. When you ask for approval of your entire programme in Osiris, you can add the title of your minor.

Students from other universities and hbo

Students from Dutch research universities or from universities of applied sciences (hbo) are most welcome to follow a minor at WUR! Check this page for more information on how to follow a minor at WUR.

Information about minors

There are thematic minors and programme minors. Thematic minors deal with a specific theme and are multi disciplinary. Programme minors are part of WUR bachelor's majors and might give you admission to a master's programme. If you want that, please check with the study advisor of that MSc.

Please talk to you study advisor or SLB'er about your interests and ambitions before you choose a minor, also to prevent an overlap in your programme.

For specific information about a minor of your interest, check the website and contact the minor coordinator of that minor. For general information about the bachelor's minors in Wageningen that cannot be found on these pages, please contact the central minor coordinator at or use the contact form on this page.

International exchange programmes
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