University Studies - BS, Leadership Studies Concentration

A University Studies Degree is an interdisciplinary major that consists of a concentration of 26 hours and two minors of 15-18 hours each. The University Studies Degree format was created to provide students the flexibility to combine areas of study that are of special interest. University Studies - Leadership Studies is administered by the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications. In the leadership studies concentration, students learn theories and models of the leadership process and they use analysis and evaluation to synthesize multiple leadership theories. This interdisciplinary program allows you the ability to customize your higher educational experience to your future career goals unlike any other degree at Texas A&M University. This innovative degree empowers you to develop an understanding of foundational leadership theory in your chosen context. The student, with support from the advisor, will choose minors to assist them in creating a degree plan that will allow students to gain the knowledge and skills required for their chosen career path.

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 16
American history6
POLS 206
POLS 207
American National Government
and State and Local Government
6
Communication6
Creative arts3
Language, philosophy and culture3
Life and physical sciences3
Mathematics6
Social and behavioral sciences3
Minor 1 215-18
Minor 2 215-18
Electives16-22
Total Semester Credit Hours120
1

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

2

The total number of hours between Minor 1, Minor 2 and electives must be 53 hours. Courses counting in other areas of the degree plan and toward a minor cannot count toward the 53 total hours. Must meet with an advisor to determine correct hours.

Students are required to make a C or better for each of their courses in the major coursework and both Minor Areas.

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

The Graduation requirements include a requirement for 6 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.