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Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

The University of Illinois Department of Crop Sciences educates future leaders to make a difference in the world through science and technology. Join our team of award-winning researchers on a mission to feed and fuel the world.

How you can Make a Difference

Being the oldest agronomy department in the nation, we've built a reputation as a premier crop sciences program with an emphasis on solving important global problems. We're working to make plants more efficient, sustainable, and productive while reducing risk and cost to producers.

Our department offers two undergraduate majors: Crop Sciences and Computer Science + Crop Sciences (CS+CPSC). Regardless of the major you choose, you'll learn from internationally recognized faculty and have the opportunity to work in their labs, helping with their latest research projects. You can travel the world while earning class credit, participate in paid internships with highly-reputable companies, and set yourself up for a career you love helping those in need.

If you want to be a well-educated, highly skilled, creative leader in your field, then visit our campus to learn how you can join the Department of Crop Sciences.

Questions About Our Undergraduate Programs?

Contact Dr. Fred Kolb
Cavanah Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics
Undergraduate Teaching Coordinator
f-kolb@illinois.edu
AE-120 Turner Hall
217-333-4256