Policy, International Trade & Development

College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences


What is Policy, International Trade & Development?

This program is a concentration within our Agricultural and Consumer Economics major. Students gain an economic perspective on policy, international trade, and agricultural development. With our program, you can take an in-depth look at economic and environmental policies. You'll also learn about international business. This is a great concentration for students interested in how economics relates to food and agriculture. You can apply directly into this concentration.

Career Options

  • Federal government
  • Higher education
  • Lobbying
  • Local government
  • State government
  • Trade

Post-Graduation Success1

92% employed or continuing education

78% employed after graduation

14% attending graduate school

$51,576 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Environmental Defense Fund, Farm Credit Illinois, Department of Legal Affairs Taipei City Government View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, New York University, Cornell University View All

Review Criteria

First-Year Major-Specific Criteria

  • Calculus preferred (if available at high school)
  • Experiences related to the major

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Transfer Criteria

Transfer Guide

Graduation & Retention2

3.9 years to degree

95% first-year retention rate

74% four-year graduation rate

83% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs3

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $14,342
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,222
  • Total: $37,492


  • Tuition: $33,462
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses:$18,562
  • Total: $56,952


  • Tuition: $34,410
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,562
  • Total: $57,900