Home Economics and Nutritional Sciences (B.Sc.)

Bachelor of Science

Features of the degree program Home Economics and Nutritional Sciences

Home Economics and Nutritional Sciences is an interdisciplinary degree program combining various fields in a comprehensive scientific context. The word 'ecotrophology' is formed from the ancient Greek words oikos (home and household), trophos (nutrition), and logos (theory).

At the site in Haste, students have the opportunity to gain insight both into various production stages along the food chain (from primary production to the end consumer) and into consumer behavior. In the Ecotrophology degree program, this leads to a special focus on information, consulting, and education.

The degree program at a glance


Bachelor of Science



Vocational placement

Required: 12 weeks

Standard period of study

6 semesters



Type of study

Full-time undergraduate degree program

Numerus Clausus



Osnabrück - Haste

Admission restriction



Academic information and guidance

Prof. Dr. Melanie Speck

Room: HC 0103
Phone: +49 (0)541 969-5090
E-Mail: oekotrophologie@hs-osnabrueck.de

General information and coordination

Dipl. oec. troph. Anette Harbord

Room: HC 0106
Phone: +49 (0)541 969-5107
E-Mail: a.harbord@hs-osnabrueck.de

Application, admission and exams

Bettina Santjer
Registrar's office

Room: HD 0029
Phone: +49 (0)541 969-5073
E-Mail: b.santjer@hs-osnabrueck.de

Office hours: 
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays