Learning trajectories and minors
Bachelor students Biology choose a learning trajectory (and a minor). Both are part of the differentiation phase wherein it is encouraged to either broaden your horizon or specialise your current knowledge.
In the second part of the Bachelor Biology, you choose one of seven learning trajectories. Each consists of a set of courses that enables you to specialise in a specific topic. During the general phase, you will take courses from each of the learning trajectories, which can help you to get an idea which learning trajectory will be most interesting for you. Learning trajectories contain two to three* core courses and several (preferred) electives. A learning trajectory consists of 30 ECTS, and leaves room for you to add-on courses from other learning trajectories.
You may choose from the following learning trajectories **:
- Physiology and Adaptation (PA) (* this trajectory has 4 core courses of which you should choose at least 2)
- Ecology (Ec) (* this trajectory has 3 core courses)
- Environment and Sustainability (ES) (previously 'Man and the Environment (ME))
- Microbiology (Mb)
Medical biology (for students from cohort 2018-2019 and later)***:
- Human Biology (HB) (* this trajectory has 3 core courses of which you should choose at least 2)
- Neurobiology (Ne)
- Functional Genomics (FG)
**Students can also choose to do the 'Free Learning Trajectory'. Please see EER for further information
***Students from earlier cohorts that want to follow this trajectory have to check if this is possible.
Both the Faculty of Science and other faculties offer a great number of minor programmes that give you the opportunity to explore interests outside your own study programme. An overview of the minor programmes can be found here.