Animal Sciences is a broad applied animal biology programme. It focuses on the health and welfare of animals with a relation to humans (production, company, education, recreation)
Animal Sciences is a broad applied animal biology programme. The programme focuses on animals that have a function to humans such as food production (pigs, cattle, poultry), company (dogs, cats), recreation (horses) or education (zoo animals). You learn about how you can keep animals healthy. The programme is divided in 5 theme's: Human and Animal Relations, Animal Nutrition, Biodiversity, Animal Health, Animal Welfare. You learn about physiology, anatomy, feed, epidemiology, animal husbandry, socio-economics, ecology etc. The thing that makes this programme so interesting is the way knowledge from research goes directly to education. This enhances your knowledge and skills as a student. Animal Sciences in Wageningen is unique because it is a academic programme but with a lot of feeling for current issues in society and has a very practical approach. There are a lot of practicals and cases from society you work on as a student. During your thesis you can chose your own subject. You also have a lot of possibilities to go abroad for an internship or thesis.