BS in Agricultural Education with Emphasis in Leadership
Degree Program Description
Agricultural Education combines interests in agriculture, working with people, shaping the next generation’s understanding of agriculture and its role in society, and using communication and human relation skills to obtain leadership roles in many agricultural industries. The degree in Agricultural Education with empahsis in Leadership focuses on the development of leadership and communication skills in agriculture, food and natural resources. Students are encouraged to develop a diverse background in agriculture with an emphasis on communication, leadership and human relations skills. Students have the opportunity to specialize in an area of interest by completing coursework in one or more agriculture, food or natural resource disciplines. In addition to agricultural education and leadership course requirements, students complete course work in agricultural economics, agricultural sales and marketing, plant science, agricultural systems management, natural resources and food science. The capstone experience involves a supervised educational internship with an agricultural business, public or private agency or commodity organization.
Major Program Requirements
Students earning a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education are required to complete all University general education, University undergraduate requirements, degree, and major requirements, including selected foundational courses, which may fulfill some University general education requirements.
The leadership emphasis focuses on developing students’ leadership, communication and human relation skills. Students are encouraged to develop a diverse background by completing course work in a variety of disciplines in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Students also have the opportunity to specialize and earn minors in disciplines of interest. The capstone experience involves a supervised internship with an agricultural business, public or private agency, or commodity organization in the area of education, training, communication and/or development.
|Emphasis Core Requirements||17-20|
|AG_ED_LD 1000||Orientation to Agricultural Education and Leadership||1|
|AG_ED_LD 2220||Verbal Communication in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources||3|
|AG_ED_LD 2250||Introduction to Leadership||3|
|AG_ED_LD 2260||Team and Organizational Leadership||3|
|AG_ED_LD 2270||Leadership Development in Youth Organizations||3|
|AG_ED_LD 4340||Designing and Delivering Educational/Leadership Programs||3|
|AG_ED_LD 4993||Internship in Agricultural Education and Leadership||1-4|
|Additional requirements (minimum 15)||15|
|Leadership in Today's World|
|Fundamentals of Communications|
|Communicating on the Web|
|Focus Area (minimum 9) (as approved by advisor)||9|
|AG_EC 2223||Agricultural Sales||3|
|AG_EC 3241||Ethical Issues in Agriculture||3|
|or AG_EC 3283||Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship|
|Animal Science Elective||3|
|Plant and Soil Science||3|
|Plant Science Elective||3|
|Natural Resources/ Hospitality Management/Ag Systems Management||3|
|Natural Resources/Hospitality Management/Ag Systems Management Elective||3|
Refer to the Semester Plan for the BS in Agricultural Education and visit with an advisor to discuss the differences in the Leadership emphasis area.
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