ACES Undeclared

College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences


What is ACES Undeclared?

If you’re interested in the agricultural, consumer, and environmental sciences but aren’t sure which path you want to take, this program is for you. You’ll work with staff to select the right coursework based on your interests. You can explore various majors within the College of ACES with the purpose of later declaring one.

Post-Graduation Success1

88% employed or continuing education

62% employed after graduation

26% attending graduate school

$47,120 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Cargill, Monsanto, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Veterinary Medicine, Rush University View All

Review Criteria

First-Year Major-Specific Criteria

  • Interest in exploring majors and academic interests within the College of ACES 
  • Strong social science and business-related coursework and performance

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Transfer Criteria

Transfer Guide

Graduation & Retention2

4.0 years to degree

95% first-year retention rate

74% four-year graduation rate

84% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs3

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,712
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,222
  • Total: $35,862


  • Tuition: $31,832
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses:$18,562
  • Total: $55,322


  • Tuition: $32,780
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,562
  • Total: $56,270

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