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Agribusiness

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  Delaware State University’s Agribusiness degree provides outstanding preparation for a broad range of careers in the agricultural industry. Agribusiness majors get an advanced education in the science of agricultural production as well as the business principles behind it. They also get hands-on experience by working on Delaware State’s demonstration farms, extension programs, and research initiatives. Our agribusiness program is built around direct, practical experience. Agribusiness majors have access to our two on-campus farms, greenhouse, and animal operations, gaining real-world knowledge that translates directly to the workplace. They have an opportunity to put agribusiness fundamentals into practice, including accounting and finance macroeconomics marketing sales personnel management farm management As a land-grant institution, DSU has been at the forefront of agricultural education, research, and science for more than 100 years. There is no better place to get an agribusiness degree. Professional Preparation Graduates of Delaware State’s agribusiness degree program have an outstanding success rate in the job market. Because the program emphasizes experiential learning, students build up their resumes and develop professional contacts. Agribusiness graduates go into careers such as farm management marketing, sales, and distribution research and product development environmental consulting animal production About 15 percent of our agribusiness students continue to graduate school. Faculty Faculty members in the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences combine a strong academic background with extensive industry ties and professional experience. As a result, they can offer career guidance and mentorship as well as classroom instruction. Many of our instructors are very active researchers, and they regularly provide undergraduates with opportunities to get involved in scientific investigations and research projects. Our small class sizes guarantee a high degree of direct faculty-student interaction. Research and Experience Delaware State’s extension programs provide various forms of support to the wider agricultural community, including research, training, education, and public outreach. These programs provide Agribusiness majors with valuable opportunities to collaborate with industry professionals on pilot programs, research projects, policy studies, and other initiatives. Undergraduates also enjoy opportunities to get involved in faculty-sponsored research programs. All students in the agribusiness program perform a senior capstone project in sustainable agriculture. In this project, students perform a real-world agricultural analysis that integrates factors such as profit potential environmental impacts food yield technological inputs labor requirements        

Environmental Sciences

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  Environmental science has emerged as a critical discipline in the 21st century — and Delaware State boasts a superior Bachelor of Environmental Science degree program. As a land-grant institution, we have a 100-plus-year history of leadership in environmental science education. Our environmental science program builds on that tradition, preparing students for careers that address issues such as   global climate change biofuels and renewable energy sustainable agriculture water and soil conservation environmental policy habitat and species protection Environmental Science majors divide their time between the classroom, where they develop an academic foundation, and real-world learning environments such as Delaware State’s demonstration farms, extension programs, and research initiatives. In these hands-on settings, students cultivate practical skills and develop first-hand knowledge of subjects such as sustainable technologies environmental impacts policy development soil and water management resource management Professional Preparation Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Environmental Science degree from Delaware State perform extremely well in the job market. Our program’s emphasis on practical experience and field work enables students to build up their resumes and establish professional contacts. They enter the work force well equipped to compete for employment in such fields as environmental consulting research and development conservation resource management habitat restoration environmental regulation About 15 percent of our Environmental Science students continue to graduate school. Faculty Faculty members in the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences combine a strong academic background with extensive industry ties and professional experience. As a result, they can offer career guidance and mentorship as well as classroom instruction. Many of our instructors are very active researchers, and they regularly provide undergraduates with opportunities to get involved in scientific investigations and research projects. Our small class sizes guarantee a high degree of direct faculty-student interaction. Research and Experience Undergraduates at Delaware State frequently participate in faculty-sponsored research programs. At present, there is ongoing research in such niches as wetlands habitat protection, fisheries management, water conservation, and habitat evaluation.  All students in the Environmental Sciences program perform a senior capstone project. In this project, students perform a real-world analysis of an agriculture- or natural resource-based ecosystem. The analysis accounts for factors such as environmental impacts technological inputs habitat evaluation sustainability    

Animal and Poultry Science

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  Delaware State University’s Animal and Poultry Sciences degree provides outstanding preparation for careers in animal care, breeding, and production. Students learn the most current animal science principles and practices in the classroom, and then apply that knowledge by working directly with animals. Delaware State’s demonstration farms, extension programs, and research initiatives provide students with practical, hands-on education in the animal sciences. The program offers advanced instruction in   production of pork, poultry, beef, and sheep animal nutrition, health, and diseases genetics and microbiology forage crop production marketing of agricultural products All of our facilities use the same state-of-the-art technology and techniques that are employed used in the animal science industry, so Delaware State graduates enter the work force with the skills and knowledge they need to launch their careers. As a land-grant institution, DSU has been at the forefront of agricultural education, research, and science for more than 100 years. There is no better place to get an Animal and Poultry Sciences degree. Professional Preparation Animal and Poultry Science majors may develop professional skills by working on Delaware State’s demonstration farms, and by serving real-world clients through the College of Agriculture’s Extension Service. These activities enable Animal Science majors to build up their resumes and establish some contacts with agricultural employers. Our graduates have an outstanding job-placement record, going into fields such as farm management animal/poultry health sales and service animal research and development animal and poultry production animal nutrition sales and service animal breeding About 15 percent of our agribusiness students continue to graduate school. Faculty Faculty members in the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences combine a strong academic background with extensive industry ties and professional experience. As a result, they can offer career guidance and mentorship as well as classroom instruction. Many of our instructors are very active researchers, and they regularly provide undergraduates with opportunities to get involved in scientific investigations and research projects. Our small class sizes guarantee a high degree of direct faculty-student interaction. Research and Experience Delaware State’s extension programs serve the wider agricultural community, providing assistance with research, training, education, and public outreach. These programs offer Animal and Poultry Science majors a range of opportunities to gain valuable real-world experience. In addition, undergraduates enjoy many opportunities to collaborate with faculty in agricultural research on campus. Current research projects in the animal sciences involve such subjects as parasite growth, meat production, and reproductive management in sheep and goats. All students in the Animal and Poultry Science program perform a senior capstone project in sustainable agriculture. In this project, students perform a real-world agricultural analysis that integrates factors such as profit potential environmental impacts food yield technological inputs labor requirements    

Horticulture Plant Science

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  Delaware State University’s Plant Sciences – Horticulture degree offers a unique blend of tradition and innovation. Our program addresses cutting-edge applications of Horticulture in modern industries such as medicine, energy, food production, ornamental plant selection and breeding. It also carries forward our institution’s 100-plus years of leadership in plant science education and research. Delaware State offers far more hands-on experience than the typical horticulture program. Plant Science majors spend time in real-world learning environments, including our demonstration farms and greenhouses, extension programs, and herbarium. Our students get a practical first-hand education in subjects such as plant breeding and genetics soil and water management plant systematics weed, insect and disease management horticultural plant marketing Professional Preparation Graduates of Delaware State’s plant sciences program have an outstanding success rate in the job market, in part because the program emphasizes experiential learning. Students build up their resumes and develop professional contacts through participation in on-campus research projects, extension service work, and internships. Plant sciences – Horticulture graduates go into careers such as greenhouse management landscape design lawn and landscape maintenance pest control ornamental horticultural crop production plant merchandising About 15 percent of our Horticulture students continue to graduate school. Faculty Faculty members in the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences combine a strong academic background with extensive industry ties and professional experience. As a result, they can offer career guidance and mentorship as well as classroom instruction. Many of our instructors are very active researchers, and they regularly provide undergraduates with opportunities to get involved in scientific investigations and research projects. Our small class sizes guarantee a high degree of direct faculty-student interaction. Research and Experience Horticulture majors at Delaware State have access to the Phillips Herbarium, one of the country’s most extensive collections of plant samples (and the largest herbarium at any HBCU). They also have the opportunity to get involved in Delaware State’s extension programs, which provide various forms of support to the wider agricultural community, including research, training, education, and public outreach. These programs enable Plant Science – Horticulture majors to collaborate with industry professionals on pilot programs, research projects, policy studies, and other initiatives. Undergraduates also enjoy opportunities to get involved in faculty-sponsored research programs. All students in the Plant Sciences – Horticulture program perform a senior capstone project in sustainable agriculture. In this project, students perform a real-world agricultural analysis that integrates factors such as profit potential environmental impacts crop yields technological inputs labor requirements    

General Agriculture

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  As a land-grant institution, Delaware State University has been at the forefront of agricultural education, research, and science for more than 100 years. We combine a tradition of excellence in education with a spirit of innovation and cutting-edge research. There is no better place to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in General Agriculture. Our Agriculture degree program is built around direct, practical experience. Agriculture majors have opportunities to work on Delaware State’s demonstration farms, in the extension programs, and on research initiatives, gaining professional knowledge and problem-solving skills that translate directly to the workplace. Our students work with the most current technologies and techniques in a full range of agricultural specialties, including water and soil management crop production animal and poultry science business, marketing, and sales environmental conservation Delaware State’s combination of superior academics and hands-on learning provides outstanding preparation for the job market, the research lab, or graduate school. Professional Preparation With a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from Delaware State University, graduates can pursue employment in almost any agricultural specialty. Because the program emphasizes experiential learning, students build up their resumes and develop professional contacts. Agriculture program graduates go into careers such as farm management marketing, sales, and distribution research and product development environmental consulting animal breeding and management consulting About 15 percent of our Agriculture majors continue to graduate school. Faculty Faculty members in the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences combine a strong academic background with extensive industry ties and professional experience. As a result, they can offer career guidance and mentorship as well as classroom instruction. Many of our instructors are very active researchers, and they regularly provide undergraduates with opportunities to get involved in scientific investigations and research projects. Our small class sizes guarantee a high degree of direct faculty-student interaction. Research and Experience All students in the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program perform a senior capstone project in sustainable agriculture. In this project, students plan and evaluate real-world agricultural analysis that integrates factors such as profit potential environmental impacts food yield technological inputs labor requirements In addition, some Agriculture majors may get involved in Delaware State’s extension programs, which provide various forms of support to the wider agricultural community, including research, training, education, and public outreach. These programs enable Agriculture students to collaborate with industry professionals on pilot programs, research projects, policy studies, and other initiatives. Undergraduates also enjoy opportunities to get involved in faculty-sponsored agricultural research programs.    

Equine Business Management

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  Delaware State University’s Equine Business Management degree provides outstanding preparation for a broad range of careers. Equine Business Management majors get an advanced education in the science of Agricultural production as well as the business principles behind it, coupled with courses that apply specifically to the equine industry. The program is built around direct, practical experience. Majors have access to Delaware State’s on-campus farms and animal operations, gaining real-world knowledge that translates directly to the workplace. They have an opportunity to put business management fundamentals into practice, including equine farm management accounting and finance macroeconomics marketing sales personnel management As a land-grant institution, Delaware State has been at the forefront of agricultural education, research, and science for more than 100 years. There is no better place to get an equine business management degree. Professional Preparation Graduates of Delaware State’s equine business management degree program will have the tools to be successful in the job market. Because the program emphasizes experiential learning, students build up their resumes and develop professional contacts. Equine Business Management graduates go into careers such as equine farm management equine marketing, sales, and distribution equine research and product development equine production equine training facility management About 15 percent of our graduates continue to graduate school. Faculty Faculty members in the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences combine a strong academic background with extensive industry ties and professional experience. As a result, they can offer career guidance and mentorship as well as classroom instruction. Many of our instructors are very active researchers, and they regularly provide undergraduates with opportunities to get involved in scientific investigations and research projects. Our small class sizes guarantee a high degree of direct faculty-student interaction. Research and Experience Delaware State’s research and extension programs provide various forms of support to the wider agricultural community, including research, training, education, and public outreach. These programs provide equine business management majors with valuable opportunities to collaborate with industry professionals and research projects. Undergraduates also enjoy opportunities to get involved in faculty-sponsored research programs. All students in the equine business management program perform a senior capstone project in sustainable agriculture. In this project, students perform a real-world agricultural analysis that integrates factors such as profit potential environmental impacts technological inputs labor requirements    

Wildlife Management

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  Delaware State’s Wildlife Management degree program stands out for its emphasis on real-world learning environments. Our Wildlife Management students gain practical, hands-on experience via the College of Agriculture’s research initiatives, and conservation efforts. The result: a superior Wildlife Management education that combines advanced classroom instruction with applied field experiences. Wildlife Management majors at Delaware State develop professional skills and expertise in   wildlife biology genetics and zoology habit and species protection water and soil conservation global economic factors that impact wildlife As a land-grant institution, Delaware State has been a leader in natural-resource education and research for more than a century. Several generations of wildlife management professionals have passed through our program and currently work for state and federal agencies. Professional Preparation Delaware State’s Wildlife Management degree provides graduates with outstanding career preparation. Our program’s emphasis on practical experience and field work enables students to build up their resumes and establish professional contacts. They enter the work force well equipped to compete for employment in such fields as wildlife management environmental policy analysis environmental consulting game warden conservationist About 15 percent of our Wildlife Management students continue to graduate school. Faculty Faculty members in the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences combine a strong academic background with extensive industry ties and professional experience. As a result, they can offer career guidance and mentorship as well as classroom instruction. Many of our instructors are very active researchers, and they regularly provide undergraduates with opportunities to get involved in scientific investigations and research projects. Our small class sizes guarantee a high degree of direct faculty-student interaction. Research and Experience Delaware State’s agricultural extension programs provide various forms of support to the environmental community, including research, training, education, and public outreach. These programs enable Wildlife Management majors to collaborate with industry professionals on pilot programs, research projects, policy studies, and other initiatives. Undergraduates also enjoy opportunities to get involved in faculty-sponsored research programs. All students in the Wildlife Management program perform a senior capstone project. In this project, students perform a real-world ecosystem analysis, which accounts for factors such as environmental impacts resource conservation technological inputs habitat sustainability    

Pre-Veterinary Science

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  Delaware State University’s Pre-Veterinary Science degree provides outstanding preparation for careers in veterinary medicine, animal health, and related fields. The Pre-Veterinary Science program covers the fundamentals of animal health, nutrition, genetics, and biology. In addition, Pre-Veterinary students work directly with animals via Delaware State’s demonstration farms, extension programs, and research initiatives, getting hands-on experience with the most current technologies and methods in the discipline.   As a land-grant institution, Delaware State has been at the forefront of agricultural education, research, and science for more than 100 years. There is no better place to get a degree in Pre-Veterinary Science. Professional Preparation Students in the Pre-Veterinary Sciences program have the opportunity to develop professional skills and contacts by working with real-world problems through the College of Agriculture’s research and extension programs. With adequate grades, experience and performance, they will be prepared for entrance into veterinary school. Other career opportunities include graduate school veterinary technician animal health sales and service animal care specialist About 15 percent of our Pre-Veterinary students continue to graduate school. Faculty Faculty members in the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences combine a strong academic background with extensive industry ties and professional experience. As a result, they can offer career guidance and mentorship as well as classroom instruction. Many of our instructors are very active researchers, and they regularly provide undergraduates with opportunities to get involved in scientific investigations and research projects. These experiences can give a student an advantage when applying to veterinary school.  Our small class sizes guarantee a high degree of direct faculty-student interaction. Research and Experience Delaware State’s extension programs serve the wider agricultural community, providing assistance with research, training, education, and public outreach. These programs offer Pre-Veterinary Science majors with a range of opportunities to gain valuable real-world experience. In addition, undergraduates enjoy many opportunities to collaborate with faculty in agricultural research. Current research projects related to pre-veterinary science involve such subjects as parasite growth, meat production, and reproductive management in sheep and goats. All students in the Pre-Veterinary Science program perform a senior capstone project in sustainable agriculture. In this project, students perform a real-world agricultural analysis that integrates factors such as Sustainability environmental impacts technological inputs whole farm planning    

Cooperative Extension - 4-H & Youth Development

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Up, up and away!  DSU Extension's 4-H and Youth Development participants enjoy various activities designed to expand their world view and help them soar to new heights! Here, Juneteenth program participants view DSU's aviation program fleet.  

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DSU Extension's 4-H and Youth Development Program reaches and teaches youth living in both rural and urban areas who are underserved by traditional youth programs. Activities are designed and implemented to teach Delaware youth how to become more involved in their communities by helping them develop the social and developmental skills they need for success in life.   Publications Bullying Self-Esteem Sew Much More AgDiscovery @ DSU AgDiscovery is a national, residential summer camp that exposes middle through high school aged students to agriculture careers like animal science, veterinary medicine, agribusiness, plant pathology and aquaculture. This 2-4 week program allows participants to live on a college campus and learn about agricultural science from university professors, practicing veterinarians, industry representatives, and professionals working for the U.S. government. Students who participate in AgDiscovery gain experience through hands-on labs, workshops, field trips and other group and team building activities. View the 2016 AgDiscovery brochure HERE to learn more about the program. Get the application here: Aphis AgDiscovery 2016 Application For more information about the DSU program site, contact Harry Thayer: 302.857.6434; hthayer@desu.edu  
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Cooperative Extension
4-H & Youth Development 

302.857.6434


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4-H & Youth Development agent
 
Extension Specialist
 
Youth Program Educator 
 
D’reardon Thayer
4-H Youth Development Educator
 
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Cooperative Extension - Family & Consumer Science

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Natasha Lamadieu, Nutrition Educator, poses with other healthy costumes at the “Peach Festival” 

 

 

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DSU Extension's Family and Consumer Science Program covers a broad array of issues affecting everyday life. We offer programs on nutrition, food safety and health. We have the FF-NEWS (Families First – Nutrition Education and Wellness System) program, which provides nutrition food safety and fitness education to primarily third grade students in low-income schools. We also have a workshop series called Small Steps to Health and Wealth, which provides research-based information and activities to improve physical and financial well-being. Our research-based educational programs address parenting, childcare, family economic stability and stress management. Programs in this area will strengthen the capacity of families to nurture, support and guide their members throughout their lives. Publications Brown Bag Parenting Education Program Child Eating Habits Fall Food Safety Petting Zoos Grilling Food Safety
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Family & Consumer Science


(302) 857-6439

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Donna Brown
Program Leader

SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator
 
SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator
 
EFNEP Nutrition Educator

Denise Pinkett-Wynn
SNAP-Ed
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