Computer Science + Animal Sciences, BS
for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in 
Computer Science + Animal Sciences

Students majoring in CS + Animal Sciences will be well-positioned to apply CS to advance animal health and behavior, food production, nutrition, animal biology, and environmental concerns. For example, this could include mining data from remote sensors to detect and treat health problems in large herds, or analyzing genomic information to improve disease resistance.

The CS + Animal Sciences blended bachelor's degree is a partnership between the Department of Computer Science in The Grainger College of Engineering and the Department of Animal Sciences in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. As part of the computing community at Illinois, you will benefit from being part of a top five ranked Computer Science program with world-class faculty and research. Learn more about the Department's Rankings and Statistics.

Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

Degree Requirements

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College of ACES

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CS Student Life

There are several CS-related student clubs that are open to CS + X students. Meet new friends and work on projects in and out of the classroom.

Student Organizations


Undergraduate Research

Students are welcome to explore numerous undergraduate research opportunities throughout the academic year or over the summer.

Research Opportunities


Career Services

CS + X students will have access to campus, college, and department resources to support their internship and job search opportunities. 

Career Information