ANFS Undergraduate Majors

The greatest challenges we face today involve feeding nine billion people by the year 2050, adjusting to the decrease in the amount of available agricultural land and determining how to significantly improve declining human health and nutritional habits. Nationally, this explains why the USDA says that there are approximately two jobs for every one graduate of a college of agriculture and natural resources.  What we study is necessary to solve some of our world’s biggest challenges. From food to fork, we prepare our students to better understand animal growth, production performance and food quality assurance. With a 350-acre working farm, the possibilities are limitless in learning how to meet the world’s most immediate needs…

The major in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Animal Biosciences (PVAB) offers students an extensive study of basic and applied sciences including the requirements students need to succeed in post-graduate programs at Veterinary Schools and in a wide variety of Graduate school programs.

The Food Science major is accredited by the Institute of Food Technologists and includes active and engaging instruction on the processing, production, quality, and safety of foods.

The Animal and Food Sciences major is unique to the University of Delaware and offers students an emphasis in Animal Biology with opportunities for the study of production agriculture and sustainable food production, along with animal behavior and equine science.

Minors in Animal Science and Food Science are also offered.