Advanced interdisciplinary education in science and agribusiness are the core of the agricultural production program. Specializations in food animal production, crop production, and sustainable production systems are available.
Bridging science and business to meet sustainable energy demand is the purpose of the bioenergy program. Graduates should be well-prepared for positions of responsibility in bioenergy and related biosciences. Specializations are available.
FOOD SCIENCE AND HUMAN NUTRITION
Flexibility in curriculum and career options are hallmarks of the food science and human nutrition program. Expertise in nutrition and food science, combined with business skills, provides many career options in the food, pharmaceutical, and ingredient sectors. Areas of emphasis are available.
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE
Capturing cutting-edge geospatial technologies to market and provide real-time information to consumers and businesses is the core of the geographic information science program. Program graduates build a flexible, cross-disciplinary expertise around a strong GIS core, drawing upon the University of Illinois’s renowned strengths in GIS, informatics, computer science, and related fields.
The plant biotechnology program offers a fast track to careers in biotechnology. Students receive individual mentoring and interdisciplinary training leading to research and workplace acumen. The program prepares graduates to integrate business acuity with the top-notch science credentials demanded by a wide array of biotechnology careers in agriculture, medicine and environmental enterprises.
TECHNICAL SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
Merging technology with management in a systematic approach to problem-solving is the foundation of the technical systems management program. Graduates focus on the application of engineering principles, the study of technology used in agriculture, and the integration of business concepts in food and agricultural industries. The program is offered by the top-ranked Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering.