University Studies (USAL/LED)

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Welcome to the University Studies-Leadership website! Here you can find information for prospective students and helpful resources for our current students. Contact the Advising Office if you have any additional questions.

What is University Studies-Leadership?

University Studies-Leadership is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program offered at Texas A&M University.  This program allows you the ability to customize your higher educational experience to suit your future career goals.

Each University Studies-Leadership degree plan consists of one concentration area (Leadership-24 credit hours) and 2 minors (15-18 credit hours each). Students in this degree program are able to gain a foundational knowledge of leadership theory and practice as well as the additional experience gained from the minor courses.

Graduates with University Studies-Leadership degrees pursue careers in profit and non-profit organizations, law, politics, public service, military careers, etc. Specific fields are determined by the students’ interest, which makes each University Studies-Leadership degree as unique as each of our students.

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.
24
Minor #1 15-18
Minor #2 15-18
University Core Curriculum 43
General Electives & Prerequisites 17-23
Total 120

Advising Appointment

To set up an appointment with the University Studies-Leadership Advisor, please follow this link: USAL-LED Advising

Eligibility Requirements for USAL

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 90 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 have completed or be currently enrolled in ALED 202.
  • Must complete application.
  • Must completely answer all essays.

External Transfer Applicants
March 1—Summer/Fall
October 15—Spring

  • Must select USAL-LED as first choice major.
  • Must meet TAMU Transfer admission standards.http://admissions.tamu.edu
  • Must have completed less than 90 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 Leadership and two potential minors in essay.

Readmission Applicants

April 1 – Summer

July 1 – Fall

November 1 – Spring

  • Must select USAL-LED 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 Leadership & your two desired minors in essay
  • Application will not be considered unless applicant has met with an ALEC Department advisor prior to application

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

  • Must select USAL-LED as first choice major.
  • Must meet TAMU Freshman admission standards. http://admissions.tamu.edu
  • Must discuss interest in Leadership and the two potential minors in essay.

For all UCC (University Core Curriculum) electives, use the current Texas A&M University Catalog available at http://catalog.tamu.edu

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