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"

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.
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.

In the Media: Job Outlook for Ag Sciences Students

Josh Cassar, a Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences grad, now works for Bell and Evans.
Agriculture fields ripe with job opportunities for college graduates
The Centre Daily Times explores the many opportunities available to students who major in agricultural topics.
Jobs in the agricultural industry to outnumber graduates in the next five years
The Red and Black, an independent newspaper covering the University of Georgia, explores what the future holds for agricultural science graduates as opportunities balloon in the public and private sectors.
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.