Business, Education, and Community

Study business, education, and communities with Ag Sciences.

Do you see yourself at a Fortune 500 company pioneering innovations to the nation’s food supply system? Educating and inspiring the next generation of ag professionals? Designing and managing recreational spaces that bring a sense of community to people’s lives? If business, education, or communities are your future, explore the variety of opportunities provided by the College of Agricultural Sciences!

Interest Area Visits for Prospective Students

Visit us to learn about majors and careers that correspond to your passions! Each visit lasts up to three hours and includes an optional Ag Hill tour, college overview, opportunities to talk to current students and faculty, and meetings with representatives from majors of your choosing.


The following majors each offer a unique pathway to careers associated with business, education, and communities. 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.

BioRenewable Systems

Combine the study of engineering technology, natural resources, and agriculture with the fundamentals of business, entrepreneurship, and management.

Community, Environment, and Development

Develop social science knowledge and skills to help communities and institutions effectively understand and respond to social, economic, and environmental challenges.

Environmental Resource Management

Turn your passion for environmental protection and sustainability into a rewarding career with our science-based Environmental Resource Management major.

Food Science

Use microbiology, chemistry, engineering, and nutrition to solve real-world problems involving the production, packaging, and preservation of food.

Landscape Contracting

Combine plant science, creative design, technology, and entrepreneurship to create a rewarding outdoor career in an industry experiencing explosive growth.

Turfgrass Science

Stand out with a degree from the nation’s largest turfgrass program that combines science and management knowledge for a credential with immediate industry recognition.

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Related clubs and teams

  • Agribusiness Management Club
  • Collegiate Farm Bureau
  • Community, Environment, and Development
  • Food Product Development Competitions
  • Penn State AgriMarketing Team
  • Penn State FFA Alumni and Supporters Chapter
  • Students for Cultivating Change
  • Student Farm Club

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