This concentration emphasizes the scientific aspects of agronomy including improving plant production, quality, and profit by utilizing plant genetics and breeding and improving the soil physical, chemical and microbial characteristics to enhance crop production.
Why Study Agriculture - Crop and Soil Science?
The Agriculture major at Illinois State offers a wide array of sequences to prepare students planning on working in any aspect within the agricultural industry. Students who graduate with a degree in Agriculture are not just limited to working on “the farm;” rather they are desirable employees in various industries and career fields. Agricultural Science provides a broad background for working in the agricultural and natural resources industry.
Illinois State's preferred filing period for freshman students for the fall semester is September 1-November 15. Applying early is encouraged, as the University must limit enrollment due to space at the University and in specific majors/programs. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!
Plans of Study and Progress Tracking
This information is based on requirements for the academic year(s) indicated. Students should consult the catalog year they were admitted under for their academic requirements.
Illinois State's preferred filing period for fall transfer students is September 1-January 15. For the spring semester, the preferred filing period is from April 1-August 1. You are encouraged to apply early in the preferred filing period for best consideration for admission into competitive majors. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!
Middle 50% GPA
2.46 - 3.17
Fundamentals of Chemistry (CHE 110) and Lab (CHE 112)
Finite Mathematics (MAT 120)
Introduction to the Agriculture Industry (AGR 109)