Illinois State University College of Applied Science and Technology

College of Applied Science and Technology strives to produce individuals with skills in critical thinking. The College offers seven different departments including agriculture, criminal justice, family and consumer sciences, health sciences, information technology, kinesiology and recreation, military science, and technology.

Department of Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture at Illinois State is designed to prepare students to enter into their careers in the food and agriculture industry. There are ten different undergraduate programs offered within this department, as well as a graduate program offering a Master of Science degree with several sequences to choose from.

Illinois State University Farm

Illinois State maintains a university farm to support teaching, research, and outreach activities of the Department of Agriculture. Illinois State University Farm is located near Lexington, Illinois, approximately 18 miles northeast of Normal. Current enterprises at the University Farm include corn, soybeans, alfalfa, swine, beef, and sheep.[1] The University Farm expands the Department of Agriculture’s ability to do research. The external funding has increased, which has led to higher quality research for the students and faculty.

Undergraduate Programs

  • Agribusiness
  • Agriculture Communications and Leadership
  • Agriculture Education
  • Agronomy Management
  • Animal Industry Management
  • Animal Science
  • Crop and Soil Science
  • Food Industry Management
  • Horticulture and Landscape Management
  • Pre-veterinary Medicine

Graduate Programs

The Department offers a Master of Science degree in agriculture with the choice of three sequences:

  • Agribusiness
  • Agriscience
  • Agriculture Education and Leadership

Department of Criminal Justice Sciences

The Department of Criminal Justice Sciences at Illinois State provides students with a system orientation to the field of criminal justice by applying the principles, as well as discussion of the behavioral and social issues of criminal justice. The program focuses on the building of knowledge in the areas of policing, courts, and corrections from a social science perspective. The program offers both an undergraduate and graduate degree in criminal justice.

Undergraduate Program

  • Criminal Justice Sciences

Graduate Program

  • Criminal Justice Sciences

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Illinois State strives to apply research of the human environment and systems for the students to be able to enrich human lives and provide leadership. The departments offers bachelor's and master's degrees in several areas to get students prepared for their future career.[2]


Illinois State is one of two programs in Illinois, and one of 59 programs nationwide to be accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.[3] The program is also accredited with the American Dietetic Association, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals,[4] and the Council for Interior Design.[5]

Undergraduate Programs

  • Apparel, Merchandising, and Design
  • Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics
  • Human Development and Family Resources
  • Interior and Environmental Design
  • Teacher Education

Graduate Programs

  • Apparel, Merchandising, and Design
  • Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics
  • Human Development and Family Resources
  • Interior and Environmental Design

Department of Health Sciences

With several areas to choose from, the Department of Health Sciences strives to educate students in a manner that turns them into successful professionals in their field. The Department is home to undergraduate programs in various health degrees specialized for students to find their niche.

Undergraduate Programs

  • Environmental Health
  • Health Education
  • Health Information Management
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Safety

School of Information Technology

The School of Information Technology focuses on preparing students for the ever-changing world of IT. The School offers premier undergraduate and distinguished graduate programs for the education of computing and telecommunications professionals.


Both the Information System and Computer Science programs are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).[6]

Undergraduate Programs

  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Network and Telecommunications Management

Graduate Programs

This program has two options for graduate study.

  1. Enterprise Computing Systems
  2. Information Assurance and Security
  3. Internet Application Development
  4. Systems Analyst
  5. Telecommunication Management

School of Kinesiology and Recreation

The School of Kinesiology and Recreation provides nationally acclaimed programs that promote physically active lifestyles and a healthy use of sport and leisure through exemplary teaching, scholarship and service. The School offers various specialized undergraduate and graduate programs that enable students to choose from a diverse range of prospective careers.

Undergraduate Programs

  • Athletic Training
  • Exercise Science
  • Physical Education Teacher Education
  • Recreation and Park Administration

Graduate Programs

  • Athletic Training
  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Physical Education Teacher Education
  • Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
  • Recreation Administration
  • Sport Management

Military Science

Through classes and field training, the Army ROTC program provides students with the tools to become an Army Officer while pursuing a college degree. The program offers a unique sequence that is designed to be a four-year program of study; however, the program can be completed in as little as two years.

Undergraduate Program

  • Military Science

Department of Technology

The Department of Technology is recognized as one of the premier technology programs in the nation at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. This program is designed to prepare individuals for leadership positions as management-oriented technology professionals in six undergraduate programs and three areas of graduate study.


The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering, who sets the industry standards for academic accreditation, certification and professional development, accredits Illinois States' Department of Technology.[7] The Department of Technology’s Construction Management is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education, who advocates for quality construction education programs.[8] The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education accredits the Technology and Engineering Education sequence at Illinois State.[9]

Undergraduate Programs

  • Computer Systems
  • Construction Management
  • Engineering Technology
  • Graphic Communications
  • Renewable Energy
  • Technology and Engineering Education

Graduate Programs

The Department of Technology offers two types of graduate programs:

  1. Project Management
  2. Technology Education
  3. Training and Development
  1. Project Management
  2. Training and Development

See also


  1. ^ Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, retrieved October 31, 2012.
  2. ^ Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, retrieved November 2, 2012.
  3. ^ AAFCS University Program Accreditations, retrieved October 31, 2012.
  4. ^ Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, retrieved October 31, 2012.
  5. ^ CIDA Program Accreditation History, retrieved October 31, 2012.
  6. ^ ABET Find Accredited Programs, retrieved October 31, 2012.
  7. ^ The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering, retrieved October 31, 2012.
  8. ^ American Council for Construction Education, retrieved October 31, 2012.
  9. ^ NCATE Accredited Institutions by State, retrieved October 31, 2012.
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