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

Grafting Tomatoes
Plant Science students explain how to attach scions to root stock in HORT 497A.

Student Stories - "Experience Ag Sciences"

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.
Daniel Stawowczyk, a landscape contracting major at Penn State New Kensington and outdoor enthusiast, hopes to create his own landscaping company.
Scholarship will aid Penn State New Kensington student in reaching goals
March 26, 2018
Daniel Stawowczyk, a landscape contracting major at Penn State New Kensington, was the recipient of a scholarship from Pucketos Garden Club that will help support his studies and dream of one day creating his own landscaping company.
The 16th annual Penn State Equine Science Showcase and Quarter Horse Sale is slated for Saturday, April 28, at the Snider Agricultural Arena, University Park. Students play an important role in ensuring the show's success.
16th annual quarter horse sale: A tradition of excellence
March 7, 2018
The 16th annual Penn State Equine Science Showcase and Quarter Horse Sale will take place Saturday, April 28, at the Snider Agricultural Arena, University Park.

In the Media: Job Outlook for Ag Sciences Students

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.
Cargill exec: Why millennial employees are vital to the future of food science
Enrollment among millennials in some IFT-approved food science and production programs has been dropping, creating opportunities for students to become high-demand employees with a food science or related degree.
Colleges See Higher Demand for Degrees in Agriculture
According to USA TODAY, enrollment is booming at many colleges of agriculture, as students flock to study subjects they feel offer a clear path to a job on graduation.