College of Agricultural Sciences
The first of the colleges established at Penn State University, the College of Agricultural Sciences awarded the nation’s first baccalaureate degrees in agriculture in 1861. For more than 150 years, the College has been translating cutting-edge University research into practical education to improve the classroom, the field, and your community. Undergraduate students can choose from 17 majors, 24 minors, and four two-year programs. Our graduate programs are offered in 17 major areas within the college, and our faculty participate in 10 inter-college programs and seven dual-title degree options.
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- University / Academia / Research - Agriculture Science and Research
- Market Focus:
- Nationally (across the country)
- We have 9 Academic Departments.
- Our academic programs:
- 17 undergraduate majors and 24 minors
- 4 two-year programs and 2 certificate programs
- Graduate programs in 18 major areas
- The College of Agricultural Sciences invests nearly$97 million in research and graduate study yearly.
- Penn State Extension, present in every county, delivers University expertise directly to your community and works to assess and address the social, educational, and physical needs of citizens throughout the state.
- The only land-grant institution in Pennsylvania, Penn State became one of the nation's very first when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act into law in 1862.
- About 80 percent of the college's undergraduates come from non-agricultural backgrounds.
- Approximate total college undergraduate enrollment: 3,000
- Approximate college undergraduate enrollment at University Park campus: 2,100
- Approximate college graduate student enrollment: 580