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

Donut Time
HORT 201 pro tip: Bring an extra pencil, and your appetite.

Student Stories - "Experience Ag Sciences"

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.
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.

In the Media: Job Outlook for Ag Sciences Students

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.
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.
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.