Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication Major

A degree in agricultural leadership, education and communication is designed to prepare students with the necessary communication and interpersonal skills, leadership training, and knowledge of technical agriculture, natural resources, and environmental sciences for employment in agribusiness leadership training and/or development, teaching school based agricultural education, and/or careers in communications, advocacy, and public service. The core curriculum gives students a balanced education in communications, leadership development and the teaching and learning process.

What You'll Learn

  • Demonstrate effective written, visual, and oral communication to communicate to diverse audiences about agricultural and environmental sciences.
  • Apply leadership knowledge, skills, and competencies to analyze, evaluate, and solve issues effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives in complex and global environments.
  • Design and deliver an instructional program that will engage an audience, meet identified learning objectives, and assess learning.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving, and reflective skills to become life-long learners and engage in continual professional growth.

Each ALEC student studies a core curriculum that provides a comprehensive approach to human development through leadership, education and communication preparing for a wide range of careers in the human sciences. In addition to the core, students choose one of four options that meets their individual interests and career goals.