CS + Crop Sciences
Computer Science + Crop Sciences, BS
for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Computer Science + Crop Sciences
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.
The CS + Crop Sciences blended bachelor's degree is a partnership between the Department of Computer Science in The Grainger College of Engineering and the Department of Crop 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.
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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.
Students are welcome to explore numerous undergraduate research opportunities throughout the academic year or over the summer.
CS + X students will have access to campus, college, and department resources to support their internship and job search opportunities.