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Computer Science + Crop Sciences

Computer Science + Crop Sciences

Make a difference in the world using programming and coding. Feed billions sustainably. Improve our planet’s health. Computer Science + Crop Sciences (CS+CPSC) is the first major of its kind joining two highly ranked departments, Computer Science and Crop Sciences.

Leading Innovative Research

From hands-on research with world-renowned faculty to internships at exciting startup companies, CS+CPSC students build skills inside and outside the classroom. You’ll be at the forefront of research and innovation. You’ll be among the first to analyze robotics-enabled soil and field measurements, predict weather and climate impacts on food supplies, and accelerate plant improvement through the simultaneous analysis of genetics, environment, and management.

Changing The World

Our growing population and changing climate demand out-of-the-box, multidisciplinary thinkers who can handle increasingly rich data sets. CS+CPSC students fill this crucial gap in the agriculture sector, combining a strong technical background with crop sciences expertise powerful enough to change the world.

Areas Of Employment

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Data Analytics
  • Digital Agronomy
  • Genomic Research
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Remote Sensing
  • Risk Forecasting
  • Statistical Programming

Areas Of Advanced Study

  • Advanced Technology and Automation
  • Computational Agriculture
  • Computer Science
  • Plant Sciences
  • Regenerative Agriculture
  • Statistical Programming

Next Steps

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Erika Olivares

Erika Olivares

Undergraduate Recruiter
AE-114 Turner Hall
1102 S. Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801