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Crop Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

B.Sc. On Campus
48 months
Duration
31890 USD/year
31000 USD/year
13550 USD/year
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About

The Department of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is advancing agriculture through local and international research to increase food security while protecting the environment. Our internationally recognized faculty lead cutting-edge research programs that educate the next generation of agriculture professionals.

Overview

Global impact. Millions of people go undernourished every day. They don't have clean water to drink or nutritious food to eat. We're changing that. We're here to educate future leaders to feed and fuel the world. Locally and globally, in the classroom and the field, we're working with students, scientists, communities, and producers to increase food and fuel security. Through these research collaborations, we're developing new crop varieties, agricultural processes, and technologies revolutionizing food systems and the agriculture industry.

Our History

Our story began 150 years ago. The world has changed immensely since then; however, our mission is still the same—to educate new generations to advance the agriculture industry. Former Crop Sciences faculty and students from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign didn't just advance the agriculture industry--they revolutionized it and still are today.

Our Developments and Milestones

  • In the early 1950s, Professor John R. Laughnan developed one of the first varieties of sweet corn known as "Illini Super Sweet."
  • In the 1930s, Clyde M. Woodworth published the first map of soybean chromosomes, which led to the first improved soybean varieties in the U.S.
  • In 1918, Cyril G. Hopkins revitalized Greece's agricultural economy and practices by educating farmers on soil fertility and productivity. In a time when Greece depended on agricultural prosperity, Dr. Hopkins contribution allowed Greece to feed its people for coming generations.
  • Educated one of the Fathers of Hybrid Corn Edward M. East (the first Ph.D. to be awarded from our department in 1907) went on to help provide the foundation for hybrid corn research. Today, East is known as one of the founding fathers of hybrid corn.
  • Our department has the oldest continuous soil experimentation plots in the United States dating back to 1876. Today, you can see the Morrow Plots on campus that continues to provide valuable research information.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Introduction to Crop Sciences
  • Environment, Agric, & Society
  • The Global Food Production Web
  • Agriculture and Science of Coffee

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
98
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7.5
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3.33

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
98
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

National

  • High school transcript
  • Test score results (ACT, SAT)
  • Application fee (Domestic $50 ; International $75)
International
  • To be considered for admission, you must complete a program of study that qualifies you for admission to selective universities in your own country. Freshman applicants must report their academic credentials when they apply.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31890 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31000 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    13550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13550 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

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