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Undergraduate Admissions

Plant your future in the Department of Crop Sciences at Illinois.

From plant breeding and molecular biology to sustainable food and fuel production systems, the demand for crop science graduates is at an all-time high.

Want to Know if Crop Sciences is Right for you?

Schedule a visit! We’ll show you and your guests what social and academic life is like at Illinois Crop Sciences. You’ll explore our newly renovated labs, meet with current students, learn about faculty research projects, and how you can get involved.

Before you Apply

Freshman Applicants

  • Complete biology and chemistry courses in high school.
  • Complete three years of the same foreign language in high school (you can apply with two years, but are required to complete a third level in college to graduate).
  • If possible, we recommend taking an agriculture class in high school.

Transfer Applicants

  • Follow the required and recommended course sequences for the Crop Sciences major in the Transfer Handbook.

Ready to Apply?

Prospective undergraduates apply through University of Illinois Admissions.


Mail:Office of Undergraduate Admissions
901 West Illinois Street
Urbana, IL 61801

Online Application:

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