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Undergraduate Programs

Welcome to Crop Sciences
Undergraduate Programs

Our department is one of the top-rated crop science programs in the United States. As a graduate of this program, I could not be prouder of the quality of programming and the outcomes for our students.  In Crop Sciences, students have extensive opportunities to participate in paid internships and study abroad programs around the world.  Upon graduation, our job placement rate is 88% (with 35% pursuing advanced degrees) and starting salaries average $44,044.  As a graduate of our program, you will join in our critical mission to feed the growing population while protecting the environment.

Perhaps the most unique aspect of our undergraduate program is the relationship students develop with the faculty and their research. The faculty in Crop Sciences are nationally and internationally recognized experts in their fields, which range from plant genetics to bioinformatics to sustainable food systems.  Students are encouraged to participate in research experiences through paid jobs in various research labs.  Further supporting the faculty-student connection, nearly all of the courses in the department are taught by faculty, and class sizes average 30 students.  Each student is paired with a faculty mentor who shares their intellectual interests and supports their career development. 

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the undergraduate program, please contact our office.

Best wishes,
Sarah Lovell, PhD
Associate Professor &
Undergraduate Program Coordinator

 

Sarah Lovell

Sarah Lovell

Undergraduate Program Coordinator
AE-120 Turner Hall
1102 S. Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
stlovell@illinois.edu