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

Harvesting Microgreens
HORT 497A students harvest microgreens for the class CSA.

Student Stories - "Experience Ag Sciences"

Penn State wildlife and fisheries science senior shines as presenter at meeting
April 22, 2019
Ben Kline, a wildlife and fisheries science major in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, recently was celebrated for giving an informative presentation at a professional conference.
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.

In the Media: Job Outlook for Ag Sciences Students

Let's Talk About Jobs in Food & Ag!
Forbes' "The Mixing Bowl" speaks with Sonny Ramaswamy, Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) at the United States Department of Agriculture about the future of jobs in agriculture and food.
At many universities, agriculture is putting the steam in STEM.
Agriculture: Putting the Steam in STEM Degrees at US Universities
Ag Funder News discusses a growing trend at universities, where agriculture — ag technology in particular — is becoming one of the biggest components of STEM-focused departments and disciplines.
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.