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Undergraduate Academic Advising

Undergraduate Academic Advising

Navigating course schedules, requirements, and graduation information can be overwhelming. Our Undergraduate Team is here to help you graduate on time and enjoy all that college has to offer.

For advising questions, please email ugrad@cropsciences.illinois.edu

Erika M. Olivares

Erika M. Olivares

Undergraduate Recruiter
AE114 Turner Hall
1102 S. Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801


Click here to schedule an advising appointment Click here to email Undergaraduate Office with advising questions

All advising appointments will be held via Zoom or by phone until further notice.

Major Requirements

Find your major or concentration below to see an entire list of course requirements.

Bachelor + Master (4+1) Programs

The five-year joint BS-MS program in Crop Sciences combines a BS in Crop Sciences with a non-thesis MS in Crop Sciences or a BS in Computer Science and Crop Sciences with a non­-thesis MS in Crop Sciences. Current University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Crop Sciences who have completed between 60 and 96 credit hours, maintain superior academic performance are eligible to apply for this program. Students admitted to the program will receive both degrees once all requirements for the BS-MS program are completed. Please click here for more information.

Declaring a Minor

To declare a minor, please complete this minor declaration form

Click on the minor below to see a listing of course requirements.

Degree Audit

To check your progress towards completing an undergraduate degree, run a degree audit by visiting the Office of the Registrar page.

Student Resources

For a list of helpful links, please visit the Student Resources page.

Director of Undergraduate Programs

Patrick Tranel

Kris Nicholas Lambert

Associate Professor

Departmental Honors Advisor (ACES James Scholars)

Patrick Tranel

Patrick Tranel


Faculty Mentors

Faculty mentors are an excellent resource for research, internship, graduate school, and career advising. Crop Sciences majors may choose their faculty mentor from the list below; however, students without a mentor by the fall term of their junior year will automatically be assigned one.

To schedule an appointment with a faculty mentor, please contact them directly via email.


Biological Sciences

Computer Science + Crop Sciences (CS+CPSC)

Crop Agribusiness


Horticultural Food Systems

Plant Biotechnology

Plant Protection

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Questions About Our Undergraduate Programs?

Undergraduate Office
AE120 Turner Hall, MC-046
1102 South Goodwin Avenue
Urbana, IL  61801