We offer a variety of undergraduate degrees that serve as a pipeline to professional careers in agriculture, science, media and journalism, policy, and organizational leadership. Our programs offer a unique set of in-person and online courses and expose our students to practical, hands-on learning experiences and critical people skills required for success in today’s fast-paced careers. Upon graduation, our students are uniquely equipped for leadership, education, communications, and training roles in the broad field of agricultural sciences and human performance in both domestic and international settings.
B.S. Agricultural Communications and Journalism
Students in this major will learn how to create effective, engaging media, that translates scientific and agricultural information for public audiences across print, broadcast and web platforms.
B.S. Agricultural Science
Students in this major will learn about educational technologies, instructional design and program planning in agricultural science.
B.S. Agricultural Leadership and Development
Students in this major will learn about the fundamentals of leadership and human development and develop their own leadership capabilities and communication skills to lead and work with people involved in a variety of professional sectors.
Minors and Special Programs
Pursue Diverse Minor Options
Undergraduate Honors Program in Leadership
The honors program in leadership allows students majoring in agricultural leadership and development or university studies-leadership to participate in advanced, challenging coursework specific to their major field of study.
Gain Real-World Experience Through Specialized Programs
The faculty and staff in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications work to offer students high-impact experiences while enrolled at Texas A&M University.
Our department provides structured experiences which deepen learning and foster student engagement through actively solving problems, working collaboratively in a community of peers, applying knowledge to real-world situations, and stressing meaningful reflection. HIEs commonly consist of internships, collaborative learning communities, research, multicultural/diversity learning, service-learning, and intensive writing. Many of ALEC’s HIE projects combine at least two or more of these elements in order to offer students the most enriching, impactful, and potentially life-changing experience possible.
ALEC Undergraduate News
From Aggieland to Capitol Hill
After graduating with a major in agricultural leadership and development, Mickeala Carter ’12 now serves as deputy director of communications at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA. Learn how she put her degree to work on her journey to Washington D.C.
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