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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.

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Student Stories - "Experience Ag Sciences"

Air Force veteran Selina Pedi completed her degree online through Penn State World Campus.
Air Force veteran balances three jobs, two kids en route to Penn State degree
December 12, 2017
Air Force veteran Selina Pedi balanced three jobs and two children as she earned her degree online through Penn State World Campus. Pedi will graduate Dec. 16 with a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness management as she pursues a career in sustainable community development.
Penn State Cheese club members enjoy lectures on the nuances of cheese and its production. They also have events like cheese tastings, pairings, and even fondue. “We’re just try to educate as many people as possible on cheese tasting, manufacturing and cheese in general," 2017 Club President Amy King explained. 
Say cheese, Penn State! Cheese Club evolves, looks forward to continued growth
November 17, 2017
The Cheese Club was founded in 2013 by animal science students with an interest in dairy science. Since then, involvement fairs and word-of-mouth advertising have helped club members reach students from across the University who share their love of cheese.
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.

In the Media: Job Outlook for Ag Sciences Students

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.
Video: Agriculture degrees the hot ticket for job growth
From Fox News: Food and ag sectors of the U.S. economy are on pace to generate roughly 54,000 jobs per year for those with degrees in food, renewable energy, and environmental specialties.
Penn State Tops Recruiter Rankings
The Wall Street Journal ranks Penn State No. 1 among corporate recruiters.