College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences


What is Agronomy?

Agronomy is for students interested in sustainable agriculture production solutions. It helps address urgent global food security and environmental sustainability challenges. This field manages many parts of the agricultural system. It integrates science and the practice of crop production to sustain and economically meet the need for food, fuel, and fiber.

You'll take courses in

  • crop sciences,
  • plant biology,
  • soil management,
  • plant protection,
  • environmental science,
  • and data analysis.

Our interdisciplinary curriculum also offers you a chance to take part in student research and internships.

Career Options

  • Crop consulting
  • Crop & food production
  • International food security
  • Plant breeding & genetics
  • Plant & crop research
  • Sustainable development
  • Soil & water conservation

Post-Graduation Success1

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Review Criteria

First-Year Major-Specific Criteria

  • Strong science and math coursework and performance
  • Calculus and chemistry preferred (if available at high school)
  • Experiences related to the major

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Transfer Criteria

Transfer Guide

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Annual Program Costs3

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $14,008
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,222
  • Total: $37,158


  • Tuition: $33,128
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses:$18,562
  • Total: $56,618


  • Tuition: $34,076
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,562
  • Total: $57,566