Evolution is a central theme in biology, which pervades all biological disciplines. This minor program is designed to illustrate how evolutionary thinking has penetrated such diverse areas as ecology, genetics, molecular biology, animal physiology and behavioural sciences. Via studying the unifying principles of biology, the program provides an in-depth treatment of selected topics in modern biological sciences, in such a way that students are stimulated to pursue their further studies in a specialized graduate programme focussed on one of these topics. At the same time, this minor provides a broad basis for pursuing a general biology graduate programme combined with a professional career in education or science communication.
Study unifying principles of biology
Would you like to understand the ecological and evolutionary patterns and processes? Which species are able to adapt to environmental change? Which organisms are able to adapt to global change?
Change your world, take the minor Evolutionary Biology and Ecology
Studying at VU Amsterdam
Amsterdam, a global city
It is not surprising that Amsterdam is known as the number one student city in the Netherlands.
Don't just become something, become someone at VU Amsterdam
How is the world changing today and what will it look like tomorrow? With the course ‘A Broader Mind’, we challenge you to look at knowledge, society and at yourself with a broader perspective.
What will your daily life as a student look like?
You can get a good idea of this if you take a look at a timetable and read about the courses for your programme in the study guide.
On campus if we can. Online because we can.