School of Life and Physical Sciences

We have a strong history of “teaching science with practice.” Learn more about where a DelVal science education can take you!

Your DelVal experience is more than just four years of college. You'll graduate with the skills to work in careers that provide personal satisfaction, impact the greater good, and make a difference.

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Department of Animal Biotechnology and Conservation

DelVal's small animal science program and conservation and wildlife management program both provide excellent preparation for further study in the fields of veterinary science, graduate education, biomedical research, clinical science and the companion animal trades. Conservation and wildlife management is for students interested in the management, behavior and ecology of wildlife species. The small animal science program is for students interested in companion animal species or careers in biotechnology. DelVal is proud to offer one of only three four-year zoo science programs in the United States.

Conservation and Wildlife Management (B.S.)

Small Animal Science (B.S.)

Zoo Science (B.S.)

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Department of Biology

DelVal is one of the few small, private universities in the U.S. with diverse programs in animal science, animal biotechnology and conservation, agriculture, horticulture, ornamental horticulture, and agronomy. This allows biology majors to customize their academic programs. For example, students in our environmental specialization can take courses in the conservation and wildlife management program. Pre-veterinary students can take courses in both small and large animal sciences. Our faculty members are versed in anatomy, physiology, ecology, ornithology, cell and tissue biology, botany, molecular biology, microbiology, genetics, genomics, computational biology, freshwater ecosystems, entomology, systematics and an ever-growing list of new endeavors.

Biology (B.S.)

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Department of Chemistry

DelVal is one of a few small, private universities to be accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS). The Department of Chemistry boasts a 3:1 student-to-faculty ratio, allowing for faculty mentoring, faculty/student research teams, and one-on-one academic relationships.

Chemistry (B.S.)

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Department of Mathematics and Physics

Mathematics is a language common to many different areas. Applied mathematics, in particular, is used in professions as diverse as actuarial science, operations research, management science, decision analysis, engineering physics, biometrics, econometrics and education. The mathematics department offers a broad range of courses. At the freshman level, the core courses are designed to increase students' mathematical literacy while providing a background in the basic areas of mathematics. The upper-level courses offer the specialized knowledge and skills necessary to prepare students for careers in science, business or education.

In addition to your classes in other coursework, you can elect for a minor in mathematics by completing a minimum of 15 credit hours of course work in mathematics beyond any mathematics courses required by your major. As a minimum, your minor in mathematics must include at least two semesters of calculus.

Mathematics and Physics

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