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Metropolitan Food and Environmental Systems

College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences

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What is Metropolitan Food and Environmental Systems?

This major will help you find solutions for the serious challenges our food systems face. It provides a strong background in science and applied knowledge in food production, urban planning, and policy. You'll also develop leadership and communication skills. Throughout your studies, you'll engage in research and take part in an off-campus internship. The knowledge you gain will prepare you to make positive changes in food system infrastructure and policy.

Career Options

  • Food & Beverage Retail
  • Food Distribution
  • Food Production & Processing
  • Food Service
  • Insurance
  • Investment & Finance
  • Non-Profit
  • Urban Planning

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

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Graduation & Retention2

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Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,254
  • Fees: $4,612
  • Expenses3: $16,194
  • Total: $33,060

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $29,704
  • Fees: $4,612
  • Expenses3: $16,534
  • Total: $50,850

International

  • Tuition: $30,594
  • Fees: $4,612
  • Expenses3: $16,534
  • Total: $51,740
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