Computer Science + Crop Sciences

Major Description

The first of its kind, Computer Science + Crop Sciences (CS+CPSC) combines coursework
from two top-ranked programs: Computer Science and Crop Sciences. CS+CPSC prepares students to collaborate with researchers on managing and analyzing data to advance agriculture and technology. CS+CPSC graduates will have a direct impact helping prevent worldwide food shortages and making agriculture more sustainable. You'll change the course of agriculture at a critical time.

Courses that Introduce the Major:
  • CS 124— Introduction to Computer Science I
  • CPSC 112—Introduction to Crop Sciences

Students should consult with an academic advisor regarding course selection prior to the advanced registration period.

Possible Career Opportunities:
  • Communicate and collaborate across disciplines
  • Develop creative solutions to real-world problems
  • Teamwork
  • Apply the principles of biology and agriculture
  • Adapt to the changing needs of the industry
  • Software design
  • Data science
  • Bioinformatics
  • Digital agriculture
  • Bioinformatician
  • Computational Biologist
  • Molecular Genetics 
  • Data Scientist 
  • Digital Agronomist
  • Research Programmer 
  • Quantitative or Statistical Geneticist
  • College Professor
Enhancing Your Academic Experience:
  • Participating in undergraduate research & internships
  • Collaborating with CS+CPSC faculty and researchers on campus
  • Applying for a study abroad experience
  • Utilizing the Career Center
  • Joining Registered Student Organizations
    • iRobotics: focuses on competing in CARD and other robotics competitions, as well as spreading the word of science and technology to the community.
    • Women in Computer Science: offers a comfortable environment for everybody who studies and does research in computer science.
    • Field and Furrow Agronomy Club: Provides educational & social opportunities for undergraduates interested in agronomy.
    • Horticulture Club: Provides educational and social opportunities for students interested in horticulture.
Further Information:

The Crop Science Society of America has information about careers and specializations within crop science, while the Association for Computing Machinery can provide similar information about computer science.  In addition, CS+CPSC has GitHub, where current students can showcase their projects and accomplishments.