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Why You Should Study Animal Science at Delaware Valley University


Posted on June 3, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

At Delaware Valley University, our animal science students enjoy a well-rounded, challenging curriculum and small class sizes. Our students explore career opportunities in a supportive, nurturing environment, and get hands-on experience while they’re still in school. 

Whether you’re interested in agribusiness or veterinary school, DelVal’s animal science program supplies you with the tools you need for success.

If you’re thinking about an animal science degree, here’s why you should choose DelVal:

  • About Our Animal Science Degree

DelVal’s animal science degree includes advanced science, liberal arts and professional courses to prepare you for a successful career. Our bachelor’s degree offers specializations in livestock science and pre-professional science, and each provides hands-on learning opportunities.

DelVal even has livestock facilities on campus, which house beef and dairy cattle, horses, sheep and swine. Whether you’re interested in the care, breeding or management of animals, our facility is a great place to learn your trade.

  • Hands-On Experience Through the Experience360 Program

All animal science students are required to participate in DelVal’s Experience360 Program, which emphasizes experiential learning outside the classroom. Through this program, students participate in research, community service, study abroad, internships and more so they can explore different career paths and discover their professional interests.

Experience360 is integral to a DelVal education. And with 100% of our students earning real-world experience, many continue on to veterinary school, graduate school or the workforce with the skills and background they need. 

  • Two Specializations

The animal science field has several professional areas to explore. That’s why DelVal offers two degree specializations:

o   Livestock Science: Interested in effective management for animals that produce food and fiber? Livestock Science might be the right program for you. Some classes include Livestock Industries and Careers, Animal Feeding & Nutrition and a choice of animal-production electives. 

o   Pre-Professional Science: This program prepares students for future entrance into university or for professional veterinary programs. Students immerse themselves in animal production electives, microbiology, organic chemistry and more.

  • Explore Career Opportunities

After graduation, DelVal’s animal science students work in a variety of fields. Many continue to graduate or veterinary school. Others find work as lab technicians, dairy managers, educators, government employees or in agribusiness. 

No matter what your interests are, your DelVal animal science degree unlocks the doors to dozens of career opportunities.

About DelVal

Located on more than 1,000 acres in Montgomery and Bucks counties, Delaware Valley University is an independent, comprehensive university with more than 25 undergraduate majors, six master’s programs, a doctoral program and several adult education programs. Our curriculum emphasizes experiential learning and individualized attention so students graduate prepared for the demands of today’s workforce.

If you would like to find out more about our animal science degree, please contact us.