Future Students

Discover our 17 majors and 22 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 22 minors, and learn about student life in the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences.

Future Student Videos

Planting A Deep-float Hydroponic System
The deep-float hydroponic system is one of several aquaponic and hydroponic systems being built in HORT 497A

Student Stories - "Experience Ag Sciences"

Brianna Elicker is a quality assurance intern at Penn State’s Berkey Creamery, where she is responsible for microbial plating and environmental swabbing.   Image: Natalie McCollum
Penn State food science senior has found the ingredients for success
March 19, 2019
Brianna Elicker, of York, a senior majoring in food science in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, has had a passion for food and agriculture from an early age.
Left: Built in 1889, the Agriculture Experiment Station was the first agriculture building on Penn State's campus. Right: Greg Pinto, a Penn State World Campus turfgrass science student, volunteered at the 2017 U.S. Senior Open golf tournament.   Image: Penn State
Penn State World Campus helps University stay true to founding mission
February 22, 2019
Penn State remains committed 164 years after its founding to providing an agricultural education — no matter where its students live.
Michael Zaffuto, far right, a food science major in the College of Agricultural Sciences, was a member of a product development team that created FuZen, a dairy-based beverage. He is shown with food science peers Michelle Tran, Taylor Thomas and Gloria Wang.
Zaffuto takes on food science industry one brownie at a time
April 20, 2018
Michael Zaffuto, a food science major, attributes his many accomplishments to Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, his family and his hometown of Sykesville, Pennsylvania.

In the Media: Job Outlook for Ag Sciences Students

Josh Cassar, a Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences grad, now works for Bell and Evans.
Agriculture fields ripe with job opportunities for college graduates
The Centre Daily Times explores the many opportunities available to students who major in agricultural topics.
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.
Video: Agriculture degrees the hot ticket for job growth
From Fox News: Food and ag sectors of the U.S. economy are on pace to generate roughly 54,000 jobs per year for those with degrees in food, renewable energy, and environmental specialties.