For Younger Students Interested in Animal Science
Are you interested in working with and learning about animals but are too young to apply to college? Penn State offers plenty of opportunities for younger students in high school, junior high, and grade school.
Learn about Animals in 4-H!
Pennsylvania 4-H Animal Programs are open to all youth - with or without farm
backgrounds. As a 4-H member, you can learn about animal care by participating in events, shows, and
hands-on projects. You can work with companion animals (dogs, cats, and other small pets), horses, dairy and
beef cattle, goats, sheep, swine, and poultry.
Learn how to get started in Animal Science at Penn State!
Alumnus Michael Haynes, National Football League
"For me, there was really no option but the ag sciences because I wanted to work with animals. The College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State is first-rate, and the Animal Sciences major is demanding. As a student, I liked working with beef cattle and wildlife the most, and really enjoyed the day-to-day work with the cattle at the farm. In my mind, an agricultural degree is as tough as pre-medicine, and actually I think it is harder to be a vet than a doctor, because animals can't tell you what's wrong with them. After professional football, I plan to earn a master's degree in animal husbandry and then go to veterinary school."