Policy, International Trade & Development


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

Graduation & Retention2

3.9 years to degree

95% freshman retention rate

74% four-year graduation rate

83% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $13,884
  • Fees: $4,475
  • Expenses3: $15,952
  • Total: $34,311


  • Tuition: $31,334
  • Fees: $4,475
  • Expenses3: $16,292
  • Total: $52,101


  • Tuition: $32,224
  • Fees: $4,475
  • Expenses3: $16,292
  • Total: $52,991