Undergraduate Majors

You need solid preparation for the real world. You’ll get it at DelVal. With over 25 degree programs, from sciences and business to humanities and liberal arts, we can help you craft a customized route to your dream.


DelVal is one of the few universities in the country to require a hands-on learning component embedded into every curriculum. You’ll get both superb in-class instruction and direct, firsthand experience from Day One. We’ve been perfecting what we call Experience 360 for well over a century. In 1896, DelVal was founded on the concept of “science with practice,” and today we’re a respected leader in experiential learning. With E360’s solid background of professional development, problem-based learning and real world experiences, you’ll step into the real world with a detailed experience transcript and an impressive professional portfolio.

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4 + 1 Programs

DelVal offers many "4 + 1" programs where you earn your bachelor and master's degrees in just 5 years.

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Pre-Veterinary and Other Pre-Professional Programs

Whether you are interested in veterinary, medical or dental school or a career in allied health, DelVal prepares students to succeed in these professions.

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Non-Major Programs

Music, technology, math, physics, physical education, wellness and emergency training

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Honors Program

This four-year program offers smaller discussion-based classes, direct contact with top faculty members, opportunities for international study and the freedom to pursue individualized programs with a cross-disciplinary flavor. 

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Agribusiness (B.S.)
School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Major, Minor

Food production, with its social, economic, political, and technological challenges, is one of the world’s most pressing issues. DelVal’s Agribusiness Program is designed to prepare you for a career on the business side of this dynamic world, from production and marketing to environmental and sustainability challenges.

Animal Science (B.S.)
School of Agriculture and Environmental Science
Major, Minor

Learn about animal behavior, nutrition, genetics, microbiology, physiology and reproduction and more. Gain hands-on experience starting in year one at DelVal’s on-campus livestock facilities, including caring for, breeding and managing beef cattle, horses, sheep and swine.

Biology (B.S.)
School of Life and Physical Sciences
Major

DelVal is one of the few private universities in the U.S. to offer an array of biology-related specializations – enabling you to tailor your program to your interests and goals. You’ll work with advanced instruments and equipment and benefit from many natural study areas on our 1,000 acre living laboratory and beyond.

Business Administration (B.S.)
School of Business and Humanities
Major, Minor

Prepare for success in any business environment by studying with faculty who’ve worked at some of the country’s most dynamic companies. Apply what you learn in hands-on simulations, prestigious internships, and our Small Business and Entrepreneurship Center.

Chemistry (B.S.)
School of Life and Physical Sciences
Major, Minor

The need for chemists across a vast array of fields makes this a rewarding scientific career choice. DelVal’s B.S. in Chemistry degree is approved and certified by the American Chemical Society -- making its graduates highly desirable in both the competitive job and grad school arenas.

Conservation and Wildlife Management (B.S.)
School of Life and Physical Sciences
Major

Do you dream of working with wildlife? Careers in this field are extensive, and this degree will equip you to land a rewarding and endlessly fascinating one. You’ll gain in-depth expertise in the ecology of wild animals, including their biology, relationships with each other and humans, and the environment that forms their habitat.

Counseling Psychology (B.A.)
School of Business and Humanities
Major, Minor

As one of the most popular areas of psychology, counseling psychology opens a broad world of career choices in both the public and private sectors. Your advanced, specialized training will be enhanced by hands-on sessions and experiences in the field.

Criminal Justice (B.S.)
School of Business and Humanities
Major, Minor

Influence change and make a difference in lives with a career in the criminal justice system. You’ll explore the American justice system in depth and gather real-world experiences to prepare you for success.

Crop Science (B.S.)
School Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Major, Minor

Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in crop science will allow you to join one of the most important sectors of our national economy. Currently, a skilled-labor shortage in the crop science industry is leading larger agricultural companies to aggressively recruit students for internships and full-time jobs.

Dairy Science (B.S.)
School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Major, Minor

Learn the biology and chemistry behind managing dairy animals and making dairy products. Your coursework will be backed by hands-on experience with all major breeds in our on-campus dairy. A strong extracurricular program connects you with other DelVal students in your field.

Education (Secondary Education, B.S.)
School of Business and Humanities
Major, Minor

Few careers enable you to have an impact that lasts a lifetime. A secondary education degree from DelVal is the key to following your passion for teaching and making a difference in young lives. You’ll gain knowledge through challenging coursework and solid classroom confidence through four years of intensive field experience.

Environmental Science (B.S.)
School of Agribusiness and Environmental Sciences
Major, Minor

Play a direct role in protecting our planet’s air, water and soil with a degree in this wide-ranging field. As you study critical subjects like earth processes, alternative energy, pollution control, natural resource management and climate change, you’ll amass the cutting-edge knowledge you need to create a healthier environment for the world.

Equine Management (B.S.)
School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Major

The business of horses is the core of this program, designed to prepare you for careers including stable and horse show management, equine product retail and veterinary practice management. You will learn to breed horses, care for foals and assist in sales in this hands-on program. Areas of specialization include Business Management, Instruction and Training, and Media and Communication.

Equine Science (B.S.)
School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Major, Minor

Develop expert skills in handling, managing and breeding horses, with a focus on a career in the equine breeding industry or entry to veterinary school. Your “classrooms” will include DelVal’s on-campus Equestrian Center and Breeding Center, where you’ll apply your learning firsthand.

Food Science (B.S.)
School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Major, Minor

This growing field focuses on careers in nutrition science or the medical profession as well as preparation for a Dietitian Graduate degree. You’ll do blended work across DelVal’s chemistry, biology, mathematics and food science departments, working in small, hands-on classes designed to give you firsthand experience.

Food Technology with Nutrition Science Specialization (B.S.)
School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Major, Minor

This growing field focuses on careers in nutrition science or the medical profession as well as preparation for a Dietitian Graduate degree. You’ll do blended work across DelVal’s chemistry, biology, mathematics, and food science departments, working in small, hands-on classes designed to give you firsthand experience.

History, Policy and Society (B.A.)
School of Business and Humanities
Major

Turn your passion for history into a career where you play a leadership role in developing critical issues that impact your community. Focus on public history, policy or social studies … and apply what you learn by engaging with influential public and private institutions.

Horticulture (B.S.)
School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Major, Minor

Horticulture and the plant sciences are a part of everyone’s lives. If you have eaten a fruit or vegetable, seen the beauty of flowers, walked in a park or enjoyed a garden, there was undoubtedly a plant person working to provide these experiences.

Interdisciplinary Studies (B.A./B.S.)
School of Business and Humanities
Major

This agile, flexible degree is designed to prepare you for a complex career, not a singular job. Whether you have a passion for more than one subject or just want to blend previous credits in a new custom way, IS allows you to tailor your own program around any two existing academic areas offered at DelVal. Could this be the ideal answer for you?

Landscape Architecture (B.S.)
School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Major, Minor

What is regenerative design? It’s the key to most landscape architecture today, the kind that goes beyond mere beauty to enhance our quality of life over time. As you shift from the study of existing works to grappling with real sites and real stakeholders, you’ll discover the passion that drives this inspiring and challenging field.

Landscape Design/Build (B.S.)
School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Major, Minor

Are you passionate about the outdoors? Do you love to craft things by hand? Does creativity excite you? If yes, then our major in landscape design/build is for you! Whether you dream of starting a landscape business or managing an arboretum, you’ll learn green, sustainable and innovative strategies for creating inspiring outdoor spaces.

Media and Communication (B.A.)
School of Business and Humanities
Major, Minor

Learn how to be a digital storyteller in our media and communication program – then use these sought-after skills to communicate stories for businesses, digital news, public relations, social media platforms and more. Thanks to DelVal’s small, hands-on classes, you’ll graduate as a skilled media specialist with a wide choice of opportunities.

Restaurant and Food Service Management (B.S.)
School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Major

Get ready to stand out in the competitive food and restaurant industries with in-depth knowledge of food purchasing, quantity food preparation, business law, human resource management, marketing and finance – along with invaluable hands-on work experience in the field. Apply your skills to land opportunities in nearby Philadelphia and NYC.

Small Animal Science (B.S.)
School of Life and Physical Sciences
Major, Minor

A focus on small and companion animals opens the door to a wide range of goals from veterinary school to careers in wildlife biology, conservation, game management, zoo and aquarium management, biomedical and pharmaceutical research, wildlife rehabilitation, and more.

Sustainable Agriculture Systems (B.S.)
School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Major, Minor

DelVal has focused on sustainability for over a century. Founder Joseph Krauskopf lectured and published on conservation decades before the world understood its urgency. Now, caring for the planet is a rising global priority, and DelVal draws on that legacy to give you an in-depth, hands-on education focused on stewardship, profitability and quality of life.

Turf Management (B.S.)
School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Major

Love sports and working outdoors? Become an expert in the science of maintaining golf courses, sports fields, and more. Small class sizes and hands-on, on-site learning give DelVal Turf Management grads a top-flight reputation in the golf and turf industries, with a nearly 100% rate of job placement by graduation.

Writing and Literary Studies (B.A.)
School of Business and Humanities
Major, Minor

Prepare for careers that demand reading, writing and speaking skills in this program, where you’ll work closely with other students and distinguished literary studies faculty to understand how writing, meaning and society have entwined over time. Enrich your experience through academic conferences, internships, university publications work, tutoring and study abroad.

Zoo Science (B.S.)
School of Life and Physical Sciences
Major

Do you dream of a life at the zoo? DelVal is one of a handful of universities in the country to offer a degree in zoo science. Drawing on our superb faculty, 1,000-acre living classroom, and close partnerships with five zoo/aquarium/natural sciences institutions, we can give you an in-depth, hands-on education you need to be a zoo professional.