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Putting business and economics into action around the globe and close to home.

Why Agricultural and Consumer Economics?

Although many of the courses offered in the Department of ACE might be found in a traditional business or economics program at other universities, the University of Illinois has a special mission. U of I was designated in 1867 as the state’s land-grant institution. With that designation comes a responsibility and challenge to provide education and help develop policies that apply to the stakeholder community in which the university is housed. The College of ACES (Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) upholds that mission by providing applications of theories that relate to stakeholder groups whether they be in the agricultural, environmental, consumer, or public realm.

TOP 5 Reasons to Major in ACE:

1.  Award winning faculty who are leaders in their field teach your classes and work with you one-on-one.
2.  Most of our graduates have jobs or are accepted to professional or graduate school by the time of graduation or shortly thereafter.
3.  You receive personal attention and career direction from college leadership within an exciting Big Ten campus atmosphere.
4.  Career opportunities close to home, around the U.S., or abroad.
5.  A first-rate experiential learning program encourages students to immerse themselves in exciting hand-on opportunities in Chicago, the nation's capital, or on other continents.

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