Future Students

Discover our 17 majors and 22 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 22 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"

Michael Zaffuto, far right, a food science major in the College of Agricultural Sciences, was a member of a product development team that created FuZen, a dairy-based beverage. He is shown with food science peers Michelle Tran, Taylor Thomas and Gloria Wang.
Zaffuto takes on food science industry one brownie at a time
April 20, 2018
Michael Zaffuto, a food science major, attributes his many accomplishments to Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, his family and his hometown of Sykesville, Pennsylvania.
Daniel Stawowczyk, a landscape contracting major at Penn State New Kensington and outdoor enthusiast, hopes to create his own landscaping company.
Scholarship will aid Penn State New Kensington student in reaching goals
March 26, 2018
Daniel Stawowczyk, a landscape contracting major at Penn State New Kensington, was the recipient of a scholarship from Pucketos Garden Club that will help support his studies and dream of one day creating his own landscaping company.
The 16th annual Penn State Equine Science Showcase and Quarter Horse Sale is slated for Saturday, April 28, at the Snider Agricultural Arena, University Park. Students play an important role in ensuring the show's success.
16th annual quarter horse sale: A tradition of excellence
March 7, 2018
The 16th annual Penn State Equine Science Showcase and Quarter Horse Sale will take place Saturday, April 28, at the Snider Agricultural Arena, University Park.

In the Media: Job Outlook for Ag Sciences Students

Want A Job? Study Food And Agriculture
Forbes' Jeffrey Dorfman explains how a career in food and fiber could lead to success for many college graduates.
Agriculture Employee Opportunities. Source: NIFA, USDA, and Purdue University
Job Outlook Bright for Ag Students
According to the USDA, there are nearly 60,000 high-skilled agriculture job openings expected annually in U.S., yet only 35,000 graduates available to fill them.
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.