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.
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.
Pursue diverse minor options
- Agricultural Communications and Journalism Minor (AGCJ)
- International Development Minor (IDAG)
- Leadership Studies Minor (LDAG)
- Extension Education Minor (EXED)
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.
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.