BACHELOR OF ENVIRONMENT (BSC)
Creativity and innovation for nature and the environment
The central issues in our Bachelor of Environmental Sciences (
BSc) are hot topics such as sustainable sources of energy, technological innovations, water- and soil quality, resilient and vital nature, human health, safety, sustainable cities, climate changes and biodiversity. Our Bachelor in Environmental Sciences is on top of these issues. We are aware of the fact that the relationship between the earth, the people and our welfare is unbalanced. As the world’s population is growing, biodiversity is declining, the climate is changing and fossil fuels and natural resources are getting scarcer. The question is, how can we ensure that future generations inherit a planet that still offers them enough resources to survive? Part of the answer lies in preserving our environment and our health by producing organic food, paying more attention to sustainable entrepreneurship and build carbon-neutral buildings. Our Bachelor in Environment Sciences will teach you how to devise sustainable plans and think of innovative solutions that do not exploit our planet and yet allow the economy to grow, while taking the wishes and needs of people into account. With a Bachelor’s degree in Environment Sciences, you can actively contribute to an improved balance of the people-planet-profit triangle.
Depending on the specialisation you choose in your Bachelor programme, you can contribute to an improved relationship of people and the planet by working on the quality of our nature and environment, clean (drinking) water, and sustainable sources of energy. Your study programme will be exciting, international and varied, which also holds true for the work you will be doing after graduation. You will work in laboratories as well as in the field, do research, act as a consultant and come up with innovative solutions for environmental problems. Whatever you end up doing, you can be sure that you will be creating a better future for our planet. Within the Bachelor of Environmental Sciences, you can choose the following specialisations:
The Bachelor of Environmental Sciences (BSc), is taught in Dutch and partly in English (
part-time or fulltime) at our campus in Leeuwarden. Every year the programme is joined by students and professionals from abroad, that either select a series of modules as part of their (exchange) programme or come to specialise in one of our Certificate programmes for 1 year. Finally a special welcome is reserved to the interested German students, that want to study the whole Bachelor of Environmental Sciences programme. They are welcome and able to join our courses in Dutch, after a 4 week intensive Dutch language course in the summer.