Future Students

Discover our 17 majors and 23 minors, and learn about student life in the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences.

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Future Students

Discover our 17 majors and 23 minors, and learn about student life in the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences.

Future Student Videos

Students in HORT 368 and 464
Planter Box Build
Students in HORT 368 and 464 build planter boxes for use in the student-run farm.

Student Stories - "Experience Ag Sciences"

For part of her research on nutrition in Bangladesh, Emily Seiger sat in on 50 interviews with the mothers involved with the food safety study. The mothers were asked about hand-washing techniques, food storage, and their child’s eating habits outside of the home. 
Ag Sciences student explores global food practices, nutrition
October 9, 2017
Emily Seiger, a community, environment and development major in the College of Agricultural Sciences, is gaining insight into problems related to food safety, hygiene and food security around the world.
The Nepalese village of Thulo Pakhar was devastated by an earthquake in 2015. In the summer of 2017, CED major Kelli Herr examined how volunteers who travel to Nepal for relief efforts can impact the local economy.
Penn State student explores the economic impact of disaster relief in Nepal
October 3, 2017
Kelli Herr, senior in community, environment and development in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State, spent her break a long way from home in Thulo Pakhar, Nepal. She worked with a group called All Hands Volunteers, a U.S.-based nonprofit disaster relief organization.
Laura Reese, a plant sciences student who interned at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, often communicated with the astronauts working on the International Space Station via this live link. Here, astronaut Peggy Whitson harvests cabbage plants.
The Final Ag Frontier: Plant sciences student looks to the skies
September 15, 2017
Plant sciences student Laura Reese spent her spring semester working for NASA in Cape Canaveral, Florida. She performed research in conditions meant to emulate growing plants in space.

In the Media: Job Outlook for Ag Sciences Students

Let's Talk About Jobs in Food & Ag!
Forbes' "The Mixing Bowl" speaks with Sonny Ramaswamy, Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) at the United States Department of Agriculture about the future of jobs in agriculture and food.
At many universities, agriculture is putting the steam in STEM.
Agriculture: Putting the Steam in STEM Degrees at US Universities
Ag Funder News discusses a growing trend at universities, where agriculture — ag technology in particular — is becoming one of the biggest components of STEM-focused departments and disciplines.
Penn State Tops Recruiter Rankings
The Wall Street Journal ranks Penn State No. 1 among corporate recruiters.