Agricultural Leadership and Development - BS

The Agricultural Leadership and Development program includes a multidisciplinary curriculum emphasizing the development of tools to be successful both professionally and personally. Graduates are prepared for leadership positions in local, state, regional, and national groups, organizations, and agencies that are involved in the agricultural industry. The degree requires the completion of 120 semester credit hours and a 15-18 hour university approved minor that serves as a context for students to apply their leadership knowledge.

For more information about this minor, visit our ALED web page.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ALED 202 Introduction to Leadership 3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Agricultural Economics  
Principles of Economics  
Principles of Economics  
Communication 3
Mathematics 3
Life and physical sciences 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Select from the following: 3
 
 
 
Communication 3
Creative arts 3
Mathematics 3
Language, philosophy and culture 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
Select one of the following: 3
General Animal Science  
General Entomology  
Veterinary Entomology  
General Avian Science  
Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation  
American history 3
Life and physical sciences 3
Social and behavioral sciences 3
General elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
ALED 301
Personal Leadership Education
or Survey of Leadership Theory
3
Select one of the following: 3
Animal Nutrition and Feeding  
Food Science  
Fundamentals of Human Nutrition  
American history 3
Government/Political science 3
Life and physical sciences 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
ALED 301
Personal Leadership Education 1
or Survey of Leadership Theory
3
Select from the following: 3
 
 
 
 
Government/Political science 3
Agricultural elective 2,3,4 3
Minor 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
ALED 424
Applied Ethics in Leadership
or Leading Change
3
Agricultural leadership and development 5 3
Agriculture elective 2,3,4 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
ALED 424
Applied Ethics in Leadership 1
or Leading Change
3
Agricultural leadership and development 5 3
Agricultural elective 2,3,4 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
ALED 481 Seminar 3
Agricultural leadership and development 5 3
Agricultural elective 2,3,4 3
Minor or general elective 3
General elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours120

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

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

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

The Graduation requirements include 3 hours of International and Cultural Diversity, and 3 hours of Cultural Discourse. A course satisfying a Core category, a college/department requirement or a free elective can be used to satisfy this requirement.