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Agriculture Degree at Illinois State University (ISU)

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Agriculture Degree

The agriculture program at Illinois State University prepares students to enter the farming, ranching, and agricultural business by combining research and hand-on training. Utilizing a combination of tools and knowledge, the program is designed to enhance and sustain human life by cultivating animals, plants, and other forms of food for basic consumption or for the creation of biofuels and drugs. Program courses include: basic animal care and husbandry, soil science and conservation, and plant care and cultivation. Get more details below including other Illinois colleges that offer agriculture degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Agriculture Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Illinois State University has offered the following program levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Bachelor's Degree83
    Master's Degree9

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male64
    Female28

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    American Indian2
    Black2
    White83
    Unknown4

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Agriculture program at ISU, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Animal Scientists

  • Description:

    Conduct research in the genetics, nutrition, reproduction, growth, and development of domestic farm animals.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, animal scientists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 12.8% from 2010 to 2020

Food Scientists and Technologists

  • Description:

    Use chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and other sciences to study the principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods; analyze food content to determine levels of vitamins, fat, sugar, and protein; discover new food sources; research ways to make processed foods safe, palatable, and healthful; and apply food science knowledge to determine best ways to process, package, preserve, store, and distribute food.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, food scientists and technologists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 8.0% from 2010 to 2020

Soil and Plant Scientists

  • Description:

    Conduct research in breeding, physiology, production, yield, and management of crops and agricultural plants or trees, shrubs, and nursery stock, their growth in soils, and control of pests; or study the chemical, physical, biological, and mineralogical composition of soils as they relate to plant or crop growth. May classify and map soils and investigate effects of alternative practices on soil and crop productivity.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, soil and plant scientists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 12.1% from 2010 to 2020

Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses in the agricultural sciences. Includes teachers of agronomy, dairy sciences, fisheries management, horticultural sciences, poultry sciences, range management, and agricultural soil conservation. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Agriculture Programs in Illinois

Agriculture programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Western Illinois University

Macomb, IL
Type: 4-Year Public College

92 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Agriculture (B)
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Black Hawk College

Moline, IL
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Agriculture (A)
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Kaskaskia College

Centralia, IL
Type: Community College

11 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Agriculture (C,A)
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Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Carbondale, IL
Type: 4-Year Public College

34 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Agriculture (B,D)