Minor programmes

Various minor programmes are offered as part of the bachelor programmes of the Faculty of Science. These minors are offered in the first semester of the third year. A minor can either expand or deepen the scope of your programme, but is always a coherent block of 30 study points. The minors are open to students of The Science Faculty but also to other VU and external students.

Admission to a minor
In order to be allowed to start a minor you must have obtained at least 90 ECTS in your main programme. This means you must have completed the entire first year and at least 30 EC of the second year. Students from the professional colleges (HBO) need to have obtained at least 120 ECTS, including the entire first year. Additionally you will need to take into account any additional extra admission demands or required preliminary knowledge that may apply to individual minors.

The following minors are offered by the Faculty of Science:

Additionally, there is the option to take part in the minor Geo-archeology. This minor has been created as a joint venture of lecturers at VU and UvA from the faculties of Humanieties (VU and UvA), Earth and Life Sciences (VU) and Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Informatics (UvA). More information about this minor can be found at the website of the Faculty of Humanities.

More information on the Educatieve minor (Dutch programme)