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Delaware Valley University Animal Science Program Ranked in the Top 20 in the Nation

Credit: College Factual. College Factual named Delaware Valley University as one of the top 20 schools in the nation for animal science majors and, placed DelVal in the top 5 percent for “Most Focused Animal Science” programs in its 2019 rankings.

Nov 28, 2018

College Factual recently recognized Delaware Valley University’s animal science program as one of the best in the country. The site ranked DelVal’s animal science program as number 19 on its list of 76 top animal science degree programs. The list “2019 Best Animal Science Colleges in the U.S.,” was recently published on the education services company’s website. The University was also named in the top five percent for “2019 Most Focused Animal Science Programs,” by College Factual. 

“We are proud to be recognized on this list of top animal science programs,” said Dean of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Dr. Broc Sandelin. “At Delaware Valley University, students receive one-on-one, personal attention and mentoring from dedicated faculty in small classes. Students are also applying what they’re learning in the classroom through relevant, real-world experiences. This combination of knowledge and experience sets our graduates up for success in their careers.”

College Factual is an education services company that focuses on providing data-driven information for prospective students. College Factual’s objective is to put the power of college decision making back in the hands of students and parents by providing students with the tools to search for colleges and universities based on their individual interests and values.

Graduates from the University’s Department of Animal Science are prepared for veterinary school or graduate school. They can also pursue careers as livestock farm managers, extension service workers, animal care technicians, veterinary assistants, education or government professionals, agribusiness professionals, lab technicians, or, animal feed and pharmaceuticals sales professionals. 

The University’s animal science graduates have had strong career outcomes including admission to top veterinary schools and career opportunities with employers such as the USDA. Brooke Kitting ’18, who is now a student at Penn Vet, was awarded a full-tuition scholarship for veterinary school after earning her animal science degree from DelVal. 

“On my first visit, I felt very much at home and ultimately saw myself achieving great success here,” said Kitting. “I felt like everyone on campus cared about providing me with a good education and setting me up for success after graduation.”

To learn more about the University’s animal science program, please visit delval.edu/academics.