Computer Science + Crop Sciences
Are you interested in improving food security and nutrition? Do you want to make food production more efficient and environmentally friendly? Are you fascinated by the development of disease- and pest-resistant crops? If so, you may want to consider CS + Crop Sciences (CS + CPSC).
The first degree of its kind, the CS + Crop Sciences major prepares students to pursue careers in agriculture with an emphasis on technology. More than ever before, agriculture relies on technologies such as GIS-based data gathering, drone-enabled soil and field analysis, the study of weather and climate, and molecular genetics, which all generate huge amounts of data. Learn about computational modeling and data collection, analysis, and management, in order to advance agricultural practices.
CS + Crop Sciences Links:
- Degree Requirements
- Fall 2018 Requirements Flowchart
- Fall 2020 and later - Requirements Worksheet
- CS + Crop Sciences Page at Department of Crop Sciences
- CS + Crop Sciences Major Card
- Schedule a visit to the Department of Crop Sciences
- Crop Sciences Brochure
Scholarship support from The Climate Corporation!
A $500,000 gift from The Climate Corporation is providing scholarships to CS + Crop Sciences students.
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Illinois Leads National AI Institute for Future Agricultural Resilience, Management, and Sustainability (AIFARMS)
The National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced seven new national artificial intelligence institutes, with two based at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. AIFARMS will help develop a prototype autonomous “farm of the future,” anticipating a world in which low-cost AI-driven systems enable breeders and farmers to achieve large improvements in yields and profitability with minimal or even positive environmental impacts.
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CS Undergraduate Degree Options & FAQ
Is CS + X right for you?
Our CS + X degree is different from our bachelor's degree from The Grainger College of Engineering.