Embark on an in-depth exploration of plant life. Make the world a better place through a hands-on understanding of plants for food, fiber, medicine, and fuel. Science, academic, government, industry, and entrepreneurial careers await.

Interest Areas
  • Plant
  • Business
  • Food
  • Science
  • Policy and Regulatory Affairs
  • Environment, Sustainability, Nature
Target Major/Degree https://agsci.psu.edu/academics/undergraduate/majors/plant-sciences
Facilities, Centers, and Institutes

50,000 square feet of greenhouses, laboratories, outdoor growing areas, research farms and green roofs are just part of the plant science facilities on campus and beyond.

Careers
  • Agricultural chemical companies 
  • Biological sciences
  • Cooperative extension and education
  • Crop consulting firms
  • Federal and state plan health and inspection services
  • Fruit and vegetable farms
  • Greenhouses
  • Medicinal plant industry
  • Public and private gardens and arboretums
  • Landscape companies 
  • Seed companies 
  • Universities
Student Clubs and Organizations
  • Agronomy Club
  • Horticulture Club
  • Sustainable Agriculture Club
  • Turf Club
  • Weed Science Team
  • Blooms and Shrooms
Options

Focus your degree with an option in Agroecology, Crop Production, Horticulture, Plant Genetics and Biotechnology or Plant Science