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

Tests In Trees
Midterms can be a challenge. In HORT 201 the classroom is 20 feet above ground, and so is the exam.

Student Stories - "Experience Ag Sciences"

Aarushi Rana, an economics major with a minor in mushroom science and technology, prepares a log with spawn to produce shiitake mushrooms. Rana plans to take what she has learned home to Mumbai, India, where she will teach women about how to produce mushrooms.
Student uses mushroom minor to benefit her home
April 17, 2017
Rana, an economics major, is minoring in mushroom science and technology, and plans to use what she has learned to improve living conditions for people in her home city of Mumbai, India.
Kasie Kerr is the show manager for the Little International Livestock Exposition held at the Snider Ag Arena. 
Animal science major prepares for 100th Little International
April 5, 2017
The Little International Livestock Exposition, commonly dubbed “Little I,” has been a staple of the Penn State agricultural community for many decades. And this year, senior animal science major Kasie Kerr is running the show.
Brandon Everett, Hayli Randolph, Denver Greenawalt, Kurtis Miller and Cody Harpster offer free breakfast to everyone in the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Student club highlights LGBTQ involvement in agriculture
March 28, 2017
The Students for Cultivating Change provides a safe, inclusive network for students interested in agricultural sciences who are in the LGBTQ community. Focusing efforts in education, community, and increasing awareness, they strive to promote inclusion and visibility for LGBTQ individuals within the College of Agricultural Sciences and larger Penn State community.

In the Media: Job Outlook for Ag Sciences Students

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.
Cargill exec: Why millennial employees are vital to the future of food science
Enrollment among millennials in some IFT-approved food science and production programs has been dropping, creating opportunities for students to become high-demand employees with a food science or related degree.
Penn State Tops Recruiter Rankings
The Wall Street Journal ranks Penn State No. 1 among corporate recruiters.