Agricultural Leadership and Development (ALED)


Academic advising  for all ALEC majors is now being serviced by AGLS Advising Center 2 at

Current TAMU Students

To schedule an appointment please use the Navigate link in Howdy.


Students seeking transfer from another institution, and students seeking readmission, please select advisor based on major

Agricultural Leadership and Development (ALED)




ALED Course Descriptions

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
ALED Major Field of Study
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.
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.
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. For more information please click here.
University Core Curriculum 42
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 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

Change of major requirements can be found on the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Change of Major Information website.

Change of major deadlines:

Eligible students will be allowed to initiate a change of curriculum request starting ten business days after final grades post and ending on the 20th day of the semester. Student must be notified of a decision regarding their change of curriculum request on or before ten business days after posting of final grades. The curriculum change will be effective for the next academic term (per Texas A&M University Student Rule 5 Change of Curriculum).

The change of major application is found in Howdy.  A helpful video on how to fill out the application can be found here.

The Essay portion is required.  All other questions should be directed to the ALED advisor.

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

Must select ALED as first choice major.

Must meet TAMU Transfer admission standards.

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.
45 hrs or more: Must complete all core curriculum.

Must discuss interest in Agriculture, Leadership, and your desired minor in essay.

Readmission Applicants
April 1 – Summer
July 1 – Fall

November 1 – Spring

Must select ALED as first choice major

Must be within the university academic deficiency thresholds based on classification

Must be away from TAMU for 1 full academic year if TAMU GPA is < 2.0

Must have at minimum a 2.5 GPA on coursework since leaving TAMU

Must have completed all University Core Curriculum

Must discuss interest in Agriculture & Leadership & your desired minor in essay

Application will not be considered unless applicant has met with an advisor prior to application

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