Computer Science & Crop Sciences


What is Computer Science & Crop Sciences?

Computer science is the study of theory, design, and applications of digital computers. In this major, you will learn software design and informational processing techniques. Crop Sciences is the study of solving important global agricultural problems. Students learn to make plants more efficient, sustainable, and productive. You will also learn how to reduce risk and cost to producers. Our program will help you pursue a career in agriculture that emphasizes both technology and management. 

Career Options

  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational biology
  • Data analysis
  • Data management
  • Education
  • Information technology
  • Precision agriculture
  • Web programming

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, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Veterinary Medicine, Rush University View All

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

31 - 34 ACT score

SAT score: N/A

High school GPA: N/A

Graduation & Retention3

4.0 years to degree

95% freshman retention rate

74% four-year graduation rate

84% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $17,348
  • Fees: $4,608
  • Expenses4: $15,952
  • Total: $37,908


  • Tuition: $34,798
  • Fees: $4,608
  • Expenses4: $16,292
  • Total: $55,698


  • Tuition: $40,146
  • Fees: $4,608
  • Expenses4: $16,292
  • Total: $61,046