About the College
- We have 9 Academic Departments.
- Our academic programs:
- 17 undergraduate majors and 24 minors
- 4 two-year programs and 2 certificate programs
- Graduate programs in 18 major areas
- The College of Agricultural Sciences invests nearly $97 million in research and graduate study yearly.
- Penn State Extension, present in every county, delivers University expertise directly to your community and works to assess and address the social, educational, and physical needs of citizens throughout the state.
- The only land-grant institution in Pennsylvania, Penn State became one of the nation's very first when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act into law in 1862.
- About 80 percent of the college's undergraduates come from non-agricultural backgrounds.
- Approximate total college undergraduate enrollment: 3,000
- Approximate college undergraduate enrollment at University Park campus: 2,100
- Approximate college graduate student enrollment: 580
- The college has one of Penn State's largest scholarship programs, awarding $2 million annually.
College of Ag Sciences latest strategic plan including programmatic priorities and initiatives to meet our goals and enhance the overall educational experience.
Materials include College background information, budget information, and program impacts
Barbara Christ, senior associate dean and professor in the College of Agricultural Sciences, has been named interim dean of the college while a national search for a permanent replacement gets under way.
College of Agricultural Sciences Deans, Extension Directors and links to academic departments and service units.
Unique historical items from the College of Agricultural Sciences