Honors Bachelor of Science in Animal and Food Sciences Program By University of Delaware |Top Universities

Honors Bachelor of Science in Animal and Food Sciences

Honors Bachelor of Science in Animal and Food Sciences

University of Delaware

Newark Campus, Newark, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    531-540
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
In this program students must maintain a GPA of 3.00 to take Honors courses and remain in the Honors Program. All Honors Program students will be reviewed yearly. Any Honors students falling below a 3.00 GPA at the end of any year of study will be contacted and removed from the Honors Program. They are also required to complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree. The Animal and Food Sciences major applies the principles of biology, chemistry and biochemistry to animal agriculture and food systems. The program encompasses a wide range of instruction, including animal nutrition; animal health and molecular biology; food science and its interactions with animal agriculture, physiology, genetics, and reproduction; and dairy, livestock and poultry management. Depending on a student’s interest, he or she may choose electives that direct their studies toward production systems; food safety; molecular biology and genetics; and equine and companion animals. A degree in this major prepares students for entry-level technical, research, sales, and marketing positions in the animal and food industries as well as the chemical, health industries. Government agencies, zoos, aquariums, and veterinary practices may also offer employment opportunities for students. Approximately 35 percent of Animal and Food Science graduates pursue advanced degrees in veterinary medicine, animal sciences, food science, human medicine, and other sciences.