Agriculture is important for Illinois and for science courses State Senator Doris Turner would like to see more classes be put towards admission requirements for universities. The current curriculum does not count agriculture studies towards the three required years of sciences. Because of that many students have shied away from those studies, choosing studies for classes that would count towards their degree. The latest legislation would change that.
Currently, the minimum requirements to gain admission to state universities include 15 units of English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Laboratory Sciences, and electives in either foreign language, music, vocational education, or art. Some colleges may accept agriculture science under the auspices of a science course but not everyone does it, so this measure would fix it.
The measure passed out of the Senate and is now in the House of Representatives for further consideration.