Crop Sciences: Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, BS

for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Crop Sciences, Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Concentration


department website: https://cropsciences.illinois.edu/

department faculty: https://cropsciences.illinois.edu/people/faculty/


overview of college admissions & requirements: Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences

college website: https://aces.illinois.edu/


This program will no longer accept applications: Spring 2022

Please see our new major: Plant Biotechnology, BS


The plant biotechnology and molecular biology concentration provides a curriculum that prepares students for careers in biotechnology or for entrance into graduate or professional school. The basic sciences are emphasized, including a strong foundation in biology and genetics. Students are encouraged to participate in undergraduate independent study in a molecular biology laboratory. For those who wish to pursue graduate work later, adequate preparation may be obtained by suitable choices of electives within the framework of this concentration.