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Crop Sciences

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What is Crop Sciences?

Our Crop Sciences program emphasizes solving important global problems. You'll learn to make plants more efficient, sustainable, and productive while reducing risk and cost to producers. You will have the opportunity to work in labs and help with the latest research projects under our best faculty. You’ll also have the chance to travel the world while earning class credit. You may take part in paid internships with reputable companies. With this major, you'll have the skills to set yourself up for a career you love helping those in need. You can choose from seven concentrations:

• Agroecology

• Biological Sciences

• Crop Agribusiness

• Crops

• Horticultural Food Systems

• Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Biology

• Plant Protection

Career Options

  • Agribusiness
  • Biotechnology
  • Consulting
  • Crop & food production
  • Medicine
  • Plant breeding & genetics
  • Urban agriculture & horticulture
  • Research
  • Water quality & environmental systems
  • Weed sciences

Post-Graduation Success1

93% employed or continuing education

60% employed after graduation

33% attending graduate school

$45,119 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Monsanto, AgReliant Genetics, AgriCorps

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Purdue University, Iowa State University

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

24 - 30 ACT Score

1200 - 1400 SAT Score

3.34 - 3.88 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $13,332
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $32,686

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $30,474
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $50,168

International

  • Tuition: $31,348
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $51,042
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