Agricultural Education Major (3 Options)
The agricultural education major offers two distinct options - Teaching or Agricultural Leadership. Both options emphasize interpersonal communication and leadership theory, a breadth of required agricultural science and natural resource course work, and field experiences to reinforce classroom learning.
Ag Ed Teaching Option:
Completion of the teaching option program provides professional endorsement and certification to teach agricultural education 7-12 in secondary educational institutions. It supports excellent mobility for employment with 135 positions statewide as well as over 10,000 nationally. Should teaching not be an immediate decision, the program provides outstanding preparation to enter extension education or the service sector of the agribusiness industry ultimately opening the door to post-secondary teaching.
Skilled and Technical Sciences (STS) 2+2 Teaching Option
The following is a 2+2 program for students interested in obtaining certification in Skilled and Technical Sciences (STS). This certification will allow an individual to teach Skilled and Technical Sciences in a Nebraska secondary school (grades 7-12). Completion of the 60 credit hour requirement in the Skilled and Technical Sciences 2 + 2 Teaching Option at UNL, along with the completion of an associate of applied science within a post-secondary institution with a 2 + 2 agreement, will allow a student to complete a BS degree in agricultural education STS—Teaching Option from UNL.
The agricultural leadership option allows a student to pursue their passion in agriculture or natural resources by requiring a content minor, in addition to solid leadership instruction for the interpersonal dimension of the agribusiness industry. Comprehension for applying leadership theory to interpersonal situations provides the graduate excellent mobility within the dynamic industry of agribusiness. Graduates find employment in, but not limited to: extension education, human resources and training, non-profit organizations, state and federal government, sales and service positions, and production agriculture.
This degree program is designed to prepare students for careers in Journalism and Mass Communications. The degree gives the student a broad education. Graduates are also qualified to pursue careers in journalism and public relations that do not deal with agriculture or natural resources.
Students will complete the Advertising, Broadcasting, or News-Editorial sequence in Journalism and the Agricultural Journalism core. Students may select one of three areas of emphasis within the agricultural journalism degree program:
- Agricultural and Natural Resources Policy
- Production Agriculture
- Agricultural and Natural Resources Public Relations
The general education requirements give the student a well-rounded introduction to science, communications, humanities and social sciences. The Agricultural Journalism core provides an introduction to the degree content areas a journalist or advertising and public relations professional should know including leadership development. The journalism core is offered through the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, which is an accredited program.
This program integrates leadership, communications and financial management into a curriculum focused on managing facilities and operations that provide hospitality services to the public. It is offered by the College of Education and Human Sciences (CEHS) and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR). The Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management Program (HRTM) prepares individuals to serve as entry level managers and directors of hospitality operations by providing an excellent foundation in hospitality, leadership, and guest services. Students also complete a minor in leadership and communication.
NOTE: A Change of College, Degree, Major and/or Adviser (CDMA) form will need to be filled out in order to add the minor to the student’s degree audit. The CDMA form can be filled out in the Dean’s Office at 103 Agricultural Hall.
Dr. Lloyd Bell
Dr. Karen Cannon
Hospitality, Restaurant & Tourism Management
Dr. Myunghwa (Michelle) Kang