DelVal is proud to offer one of the three four-year zoo science programs in the United States.

Are you interested in conserving and protecting endangered species or learning how to manage, breed and care for exotic animals? The zoo science major focuses on conservation, but it is specifically designed to prepare students for careers in the zoo and aquarium industry. The major combines classroom instruction with hands-on internships and laboratories. The zoo science major covers all aspects of zoo science and conservation, including husbandry, handling, care, nutrition, disease, behavior, training, and aquarium management. It includes internships at a zoo or aquarium, divided between animal husbandry and public education. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to internships. The zoo science major is open to full-time, non-transfer freshmen only.

Contact John Schaffer, Assistant Director of Admission for more information.