Agricultural Leadership and Development - BS

Agricultural Leadership and Development is administered by the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications. It prepares students to work with people involved in agriculture and life sciences. The curriculum emphasizes the development of leadership capabilities, communication skills, and broad preparation in life sciences. The curriculum in agricultural leadership and development is multidisciplinary, designed to develop students for leadership positions in local, state, regional, and national groups, organizations, and agencies that are involved in the agricultural industry. The degree requires a 15-18 hour university approved minor that serves as a context for students to apply their leadership knowledge.

ALEC 201Foundations of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications2
ALED 202Introduction to Leadership3
ALED 301Personal Leadership Education3
ALED 340Survey of Leadership Theory3
ALED 424Applied Ethics in Leadership3
ALED 440Leading Change3
ALED 481Seminar3
Agricultural leadership and development electives 1,29
Agricultural electives 2, 312
Economics elective3
Introduction to Agricultural Economics
Principles of Economics
Principles of Economics
Animal Science elective3
General Animal Science
General Animal Science
Dairying
General Entomology
Veterinary Entomology
General Avian Science
Avian Science Laboratory
Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation
Natural resource management directed elective 1,23
Nutrition elective3
Animal Nutrition and Feeding
Food Science
Fundamentals of Human Nutrition
Plant science directed elective 23
Communication electives6
Mathematics electives6
Life and physical sciences electives9
Language, philosophy and culture elective3
Creative arts elective3
Social and behavioral sciences electives3
American history electives6
POLS 206
POLS 207
American National Government
and State and Local Government
6
Electives4-7
Minor15-18
Total Semester Credit Hours120
1

Before registering as a junior, each student must develop a degree program in consultation with the departmental advisor.

2

All electives must be selected from degree plan options.

3

ALED courses may not be used for these electives.

Students are required to make a C or better for each of their courses in the major coursework area.

At least 36 credits must be 300- and 400-level courses.

Graduation requirements include a requirement for six hours of international and cultural diversity courses. A course satisfying a Core category, a college/department requirement or a free elective can be used to satisfy this requirement.