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Discover Your Major in ACES
ABE students combine fundamental engineering skills with training in the design and analysis of complex systems for food, agriculture, energy, and the environment.
- Agricultural Engineering
- Biological Engineering
ACE students go beyond the basics of business, economics, and policy to solve challenges in food, agriculture, consumer protection, energy, and the environment.
- Agribusiness Markets and Management
- Farm Management
- Finance in Agribusiness
- Consumer Economics and Finance
- Financial Planning
- Environmental Economics and Policy
- Policy, International Trade, and Development
- Public Policy and Law
ALEC students study how people work together and lead their peers, learn from and educate others, and communicate issues related to food, agriculture, and the environment.
- Agricultural Communications
- Agricultural Education
- Organizational and Community Leadership
Animal Sciences students create and practice innovative ways to improve the efficiency of food animal production, enhance the well-being of animals we keep, and further global animal conservation efforts.
- Science, Pre-Veterinary and Medical
- Companion Animal and Equine Science
- Food Animal Production and Management
New! CS+ANSC students combine a strong grounding in computer science with technical knowledge of animal sciences to work with sensor technology, large data sets, and predictive analytics to improve the health and well-being of production animals and pets.
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Crop Sciences students learn to feed and fuel the world through innovations in agronomy, biotechnology, data science, environmental science, and horticultural food systems.
- Biological Sciences
- Crop Agribusiness
- Horticulture Food Systems
- Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Biology
- Plant Protection
FSHN students optimize health and wellness through the development and delivery of safe, nutritious, accessible, and affordable foods.
- Human Nutrition
- Food Science
- Hospitality Management
HDFS students help people by improving family dynamics, addressing childhood adversity, and promoting healthy relationships.
- Child and Adolescent Development
- Family Studies
MFST students gain understanding and the ability to implement solutions for the serious challenges urban food and environmental systems face today.
NRES students shape a more sustainable future locally and around the globe by studying the intersections among natural resources, human-managed ecosystems, and the social sciences.
- Ecosystem Stewardship and Restoration Ecology
- Environmental Science and Management
- Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology
- Human Dimensions of the Environment
TSM students apply engineering principles, study the technology used in these systems, and integrate business-management concepts in the food, feed, agricultural, environmental, energy and construction industries.
- Construction Management
- Environmental Systems Management
- Mechanization, Marketing, and Technology Management Systems
- Processing Systems
- Renewable Energy Systems
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Our 4-year graduation rate is 75%. We are No. 1 among universities with comparable programs when it comes to the amount of time it takes our students to graduate+.
+US News & World Report 2018. National average for public universities is 33% according to U.S. Department of Education.
On average, our highly sought-after graduates earn 21% more than their peers at most universities with comparable programs over a 20-year period. They earn more than double what their peers from other Illinois universities with similar programs earn during that same period++.
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