Study all things animals with Ag Sciences.

Do you see yourself in the lab, working to diagnose or cure animal diseases? Wading through deep forest streams monitoring native trout? On the land, managing a herd? If animals are your future, explore the variety of opportunities provided by the College of Agricultural Sciences!

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The following majors each offer a unique pathway to careers associated with animals. Curious? Dive into each web page and request information to learn more.

Agribusiness Management

Dive into this hands-on approach to a business degree, with a focus on the unique challenges of the multibillion-dollar agriculture industry.

Agricultural and Extension Education

Prepare to join the ranks of the next generation of agriculture educators. Take positions in high schools, colleges, extension, the agriculture industry, and government agencies.

Agricultural Science

Develop a broad, practical background in all aspects of the science and business of agriculture while focusing your expertise with a required minor.

Animal Science

Launch your future through this hands-on, science-based education in all aspects of the science and business of raising animals—and it’s a great path to veterinary school.

Immunology and Infectious Disease

Explore our incredible immune system and engage in cutting-edge research to help find cures for infectious diseases. Prepare for medical, veterinary, dental, or pharmacy school or a career in allied health sciences or public health.

Pharmacology and Toxicology

Unleash science to explore topics like cancer and environmental pollution to prepare for medical school and other biomedical careers.

Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Become exceptionally prepared for veterinary school and discover additional opportunities in public health and biomedical research.

Wildlife and Fisheries Science

Gain a science-based foundation for a career outdoors managing animal and fish species, protecting their respective environments, and practicing environmental stewardship.

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Related clubs and teams

  • Block and Bridle Club
  • Collegiate Farm Bureau
  • Collegiate Cattlewomen
  • Livestock Judging Team
  • Penn State Equestrian Team
  • Penn State Reproduction Research Team
  • Pre-Vet Club
  • Small and Exotic Animal Club

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Megan Marshall, Ph.D.
  • Director of Student Recruitment and Activities