Our department is a known leader in the field of agricultural leadership, education, communications and related disciplines. We’re pioneering innovative social science research, impactful community-based Extension programs, outreach and relevant industry-centered degree programs. Our students graduate ready to lead and succeed in a diverse array of career fields. We push our students to excel past their own personal boundaries and open their eyes to professional networks and careers in fields such as secondary and higher education, marketing, media and journalism, business, policy and more. We take a student-centered approach to learning. Thanks to small class sizes and a variety of high-impact learning and field experiences, our students learn from respected, award winning educators and scientists and educators in a welcoming academic environment.
Special Opportunities for Undergraduates
Undergraduate Honors Program in Leadership
The Undergraduate Honors Program at Texas A&M University offers an opportunity for highly motivated and scholarly students to participate in challenging university-wide academic study. Our Leadership Honors program allows students majoring in agricultural leadership and development or university studies-leadership to participate in honors curriculum specific to their major field of study.
Dr. Joe D. Townsend ’67 ALEC Leadership Fellows
The Dr. Joe D. Townsend ’67 ALEC Leadership Fellows Program is a prestigious, rigorous, and unique environment where selected undergraduates enhance their leadership skills in an arena – beyond the university — that supports the fellows’ trials, errors and successes. Leadership experts recognize that many people are socialized leaders who learned and shaped their leadership style from experience. The Leadership Fellows Program provides exposes students to executive leadership development opportunities to help them grow and thrive.
Minors and Certificates
Our minors and certificates complement your degree to provide you with an additional competitive advantage as you search for job and career opportunities after graduation.
- Agricultural Communications and Journalism
- International Development
- Leadership Studies
- Extension Education
- Agriculture eLearning Development
- Extension Education
- International Agriculture
- Leadership Education, Theory, and Practice
Our department offers unique hands-on learning experiences to provide both undergraduate and graduate students with more opportunities to excel academically and grow professionally.
From undergraduate courses like the AgriLeader magazine production class to graduate certificates on international agriculture to extension and eLearning, our students can tailor their experiences to follow their passions.