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

Working at Haller Farm
Students staff many positions on Penn State farms.

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

Jobs in the agricultural industry to outnumber graduates in the next five years
The Red and Black, an independent newspaper covering the University of Georgia, explores what the future holds for agricultural science graduates as opportunities balloon in the public and private sectors.
Want A Job? Study Food And Agriculture
Forbes' Jeffrey Dorfman explains how a career in food and fiber could lead to success for many college graduates.
Penn State Tops Recruiter Rankings
The Wall Street Journal ranks Penn State No. 1 among corporate recruiters.