Plants and the Green Industry

Study plants and the green industry with Ag Sciences.

Do you see yourself developing urban farms that feed your city? On a mountaintop flying drones measuring forest growth? Implementing natural systems to improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay? Designing the world’s next great golf course? If plants or the green industry 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 plants and the green industry. Curious? Dive into each web page and request information to learn more.

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.

Biological Engineering

Biological engineering is the application of engineering design and analysis to solve critical sustainability issues such as food production, environmental stewardship, and new bio-based product development.

BioRenewable Systems

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

Environmental Resource Management

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

Forest Ecosystem Management

Develop the hands-on, science-based knowledge and skills required to professionally manage forest ecosystems with a focus on conservation and quality of life.

Landscape Contracting

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

Plant Sciences

Set yourself up for a rewarding career by first gaining a deep understanding of the science and business of plant life through our classes, labs, and nearby greenhouses and research farms.

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

  • Agronomy Club
  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, Penn State Branch
  • Beekeepers Club
  • BioRenewable Systems Club
  • Blooms and Shrooms
  • Environmental Resource Management Society
  • Horticulture Club
  • Soil Judging Team
  • Student Farm Club
  • Turfgrass Club

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