ALEC "Developing Human Potential"

Vision and Mission

ALEC provides research expertise related to the human interface with science in agriculture, food systems and natural resources. ALEC specializes in the space where knowledge, comprehension, attitudes and beliefs about science influence behaviors.

ALEC faculty provide expertise at every point along the human decision-making spectrum, assessing knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behavior. Click the button below to view ALEC's External Academic Program Review.

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Graduate Degrees

Master of Science:
(1 Emphasis and 1 Specialization)

  • Emphasis--Leadership Development
  • Specialization--Teaching & Extension Education

Doctoral Specialization in Leadership Studies

Graduate work leading to a Ph.D. in Human Sciences with a specialization in Leadership Studies may be earned in this interdisciplinary program. The specialization is sponsored by the ALEC department. Leadership Studies is a specialization within the Human Sciences Doctoral program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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What sets ALEC's program apart?


What sets the ALEC program apart is that our focus is not just on creating corporate leaders but rather developing your interpersonal skills that prepare you to take on leadership roles in in your community, in agriculture and across the world.

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