How can animals adapt to their environment, and how can we create the best possible environment for them? 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.
The bachelor's programme in Animal Sciences at the Wageningen University and Research is a three-year full-time programme. In the first year orientation in Animal Sciences and basic knowledge courses are key. In the second year, students choose one of two majors. A large part of the third year consists of elective subjects, as well as an individual research project.
Now you know what the programme is all about, but what are the career options afterwards? Although the three-year bachelor's programme Animal Sciences may provide job opportunities for graduates, it is rare as employers in the sector are often looking for graduates from academic master's programmes. A master degree is therefore the most logical next step following the bachelor's programme.
Most graduates of the bachelor Animal Sciences continue with the master Animal Sciences. Master graduates find work in industry, at research institutions, the public sector or non-profit organisations. In industry, graduates work in technical, commercial or managerial functions. Many graduates choose a career as scientific researcher at universities or research institutions in the Netherlands or abroad. In the public sector (e.g. provincial, national or EU authorities), animal scientists work as policy advisors to develop legislation and policies for animal welfare and the environment. When you are interested to work as a teacher in high school or in professional education, you can prepare yourself with the special educational (free) bachelor's programme.Possible jobs
Depending on your specialisation you can find work for example as:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
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To be admitted bachelor's programme Animal Sciences, you should have studied mathematics and chemistry, also, you need to:
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