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

Harvesting Microgreens
HORT 497A students harvest microgreens for the class CSA.

Student Stories - "Experience Ag Sciences"

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.
Aaron Blakney, an environmental resource management major, tries out the HAZMAT suits with his fellow CDC interns during the summer of 2017.
Student uses summer internship at CDC to fight environmental contaminants
September 13, 2017
Senior environmental resource management student Aaron Blakney spent the summer of 2017 analyzing the impacts of hazardous materials during an internship with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Alex Barna performs with Essence of Joy, one of seven faculty-conducted choral ensembles in the Penn State School of Music. Organized in November, 1991 by Anthony Leach, the choir performs sacred and secular music from the African/African American choral traditions.
Medicine and music: Immunology major makes his own way at Penn State
August 24, 2017
Alex Barna, a junior from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, has discovered an opportunity to distinguish himself from other pre-med students in the College of Agricultural Sciences' immunology and infectious disease major.

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.
State College named one of 15 best U.S. cities for entrepreneurs
State College has been named one of the “15 Best U.S. Cities for Entrepreneurs to Live and Launch” by Entrepreneur magazine, citing the town’s “promising unemployment rate and business growth rate” and proximity to Penn State’s University Park campus.
Colleges See Higher Demand for Degrees in Agriculture
According to USA TODAY, enrollment is booming at many colleges of agriculture, as students flock to study subjects they feel offer a clear path to a job on graduation.