Bachelor's minor Complex Systems

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The minor Complex Systems is aimed at a broad audience of undergraduate students. It gives bachelor’s students the opportunity to gain knowledge about concepts such as emergence, self-organization and adaptation. Interdisciplinarity plays an important role in this minor. The students see the application of complex systems models in different disciplines and corporate with students that are enrolled in a different major.

The minor consists of four courses: an introductory course, two advanced courses, and a final project.

  • Level 1: Introduction Complex Systems (course code: BETA-B1CS). Period 3 of Utrecht University's academic year (usually from February to April)
  • Level 2: Methods and Models in Complex Systems (course code: BETA-B2CSA). Period 1 of Utrecht University's academic year (usually from September to November)
  • Level 2*: Complexity in the Sciences (course code: BETA-B2CSB). Period 2 of Utrecht University's academic year (usually from November to January)
  • Level 3: Complex Systems Project (course code: BETA-B3CS). Period 4 of Utrecht University's academic year (usually from May to July)

*From the academic year 2023-2024 onwards, this course is not going to be offered, please choose an elective course instead: Biological Modelling (course code: B-B2THEC05), Computational Biology (course code: B-B3COMB10) or Turbulence in Fluids (course code: NS-376B).

Please enroll at the minor (MINOR-CS-WIS) directly or send a request to For other questions, please contact the coordinator of the minor Dr. Deb Panja (

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