How do you get cows to produce more milk without negatively impacting their welfare? How do you tackle plant diseases in the cultivation of organic peppers? And how can you encourage purple herons to start breeding again in the Netherlands? With Applied Biology, you will be looking for answers to these and other questions. In this Bachelor’s programme, you will be studying plants, animals and ecology. Your research will contribute to a sustainable living environment, for instance through environmentally friendly cultivation methods or animal-friendly livestock farming.
In Applied Animal Sciences you will focus on animal health, nutrition and welfare. Besides lectures and assignments you will be working on a combined project about animal welfare and nutrition, furthermore you shall be working on a large project in the field of animal science, as well as join field trips to farms and research companies.
Applied Plant Research covers topics such as plant health, plant physiology, photosynthesis and plant breeding. You will carry out a large, research-based project, commissioned by a plant breeding company or a company active in plant production or plant health.