Agricultural Leadership and Development (ALED)

Agricultural Leadership and Development prepares students to work with people involved in agriculture and life sciences. The 120-hour 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 organizations and agencies involved in the agriculture industry.

Coursework Credit
Hours
Leadership Theory & Practice
Students study leadership theory, team building, personal leadership development, change theory, and how to apply these theories and models in real-world situations. Students learn how to work with people and how to think organizationally.
27-29
Agriculture & Life Sciences
Students choose from a range of topics in the field of agriculture and life sciences such as economics, plant science, animal science, nutrition, and natural resources.
25-27
University Approved Minor/Emphasis Area & Business Electives
Students personalize their degree plan to fit their future career goals. It is a combination of courses chosen by the student and academic adviser that provides a concentrated study of a particular area.
15-21
University Core Curriculum 42-43
General Electives 4-7
Total 120

Students interested in the ALED major are encouraged to meet with an ALED academic advisor. Appointments may be made using the online system at http://alec.tamu.edu/academics/advising or by calling (979) 862-3001. During registration, pre-registration, and the first 2 weeks of the semester, advisors will not meet with students who are not currently in the ALED major.

Eligibility Requirements to Apply to ALED

Current TAMU Students
March 10—Summer
June 10 – Fall
October 10—Spring

  • Must have a competitive GPR and be in good standing.
  • Must have completed less than 75 hours.
    Less than 45 hrs: Must complete at least 21 hours of core curriculum including 1 core curriculum MATH.
    More than 45 hrs: Must complete all core curriculum.
  • Must have completed or be currently enrolled in ALED 202.
  • Must have completed a 3-hour Agriculture & Life Sciences course.
  • Application is currently under construction. Questions can be directed to Mrs. Boggus at c-boggus@tamu.edu.

External Transfer Applicants
March 15—Summer/Fall
October 15—Spring

  • Must select ALED as first choice major.
  • Must meet TAMU Transfer admission standards. http://admissions.tamu.edu
  • Must have completed less than 75 hours.
    Less than 45 hrs: Must complete at least 21 hours of core curriculum including 1 core curriculum MATH.
    More than 45 hrs: Must complete all core curriculum.
  • Must discuss interest in Agriculture and Leadership in essay.

Freshman Applicants
December 1—Summer/Fall
October 15—Spring

  • Must select ALED as first choice major.
  • Must meet TAMU Freshman admission standards. http://admissions.tamu.edu
  • Must discuss interest in Agriculture and Leadership in essay.

 

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