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  Nov 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications Major, BS in Agriculture – Agricultural Leadership Concentration


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Advisors
Mahan, Stephens, Stripling

The Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications major is designed for students who want a broad, general background in agriculture and wish to develop their leadership and communication skills to pursue careers in business and industry, agricultural education, agricultural extension education, and agricultural communications. The agricultural leadership concentration is designed for students who want to develop their leadership skills and pursue careers in government, youth organizations, business/industry, international environments, and leadership positions within the community. The agricultural education concentration leads to teacher licensure in agricultural sciences in the State of Tennessee. The agricultural extension concentration is designed for those interested in agricultural extension careers. The agricultural communications concentration is designed for those students wanting a background in agriculture while pursuing communication careers in areas such as journalism, electronic media, marketing/management, and broadcasting.

uTrack Requirements (for students entering Fall 2013 or later)

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students who first entered Fall 2013 or later. uTrack does not apply to transfer students who enter prior to Fall 2015.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture – Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications Major – Agricultural Leadership Concentration


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
AGNR 100  or AGNR 103 , ALEC 103   4 2.0 cumulative GPA
1Biological Sciences Electives* 4  
ENGL 101 *  or ENGL 118  3  
4Quantitative Reasoning Elective * 3  
Term 2
2Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Elective 3 2.0 cumulative GPA
ALEC 102   3 ENGL 101 
1Biological Sciences Electives* 4  
ENGL 102  3  
4Quantitative Reasoning Elective * 3  
Term 3
ALEC 202 , ALEC 240  6 2.0 cumulative GPA
Animal Science Elective (any ANSC course) 2 MATH 113 * or higher
3AREC 201 * or ECON 201 * or ECON 207  4  
4Natural Sciences Elective * 3  
Term 4
ALEC 211   3 2.0 cumulative GPA
Environmental and Soil Sciences Electives (any ESS course) 3 ENGL 102 
FDSC 100  or FDSC 150  3  
4Natural Sciences Elective * 3  
5Unrestricted Elective 2  
Term 5
Agricultural and Resource Economics Elective (any AREC course) 3 2.0 cumulative GPA
4Cultures and Civilizations Electives * 6 ALEC 102  or ALEC 103  
FDSC 390  or AGNR 480   3  
Plant Sciences Elective (any PLSC course) 3  
Term 6
ALEC 303 , ALEC 304 , ALEC 340   9 2.0 cumulative GPA
4Arts and Humanities Elective  3 ALEC 102 , ALEC 103  
2Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Elective 300-400 level 3  
Term 7
ALEC 440  3 2.0 cumulative GPA
ALEC 410   3 ALEC 202  
4Arts and Humanities Elective  3  
3,4Social Sciences Elective * 3  
5Unrestricted Electives 4  
Term 8
ALEC 450 , ALEC 492   9 No milestones
5Unrestricted Electives 6  
TOTAL 120  
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Select sequence from BIOL 101 *-BIOL 102 *, BIOL 113 *-BIOL 114 *-BIOL 115 *, BIOL 150 *-BIOL 160 *-BIOL 159 *, or BIOL 158 *-BIOL 168 *-BIOL 167 *.
2 Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Electives may be selected from any courses in the college not already required for the major.
3 AREC 201 * (4) or ECON 201 * (4) or ECON 207 * (4) satisfies the University General Education – Social Sciences requirement and the major requirement for economics. If the student transfers ECON LD for 3 credits, it will satisfy the major requirement but will not satisfy the General Education – Social Sciences requirement. In these cases, the student should take two courses from the General Education – Social Sciences list.
4 Chosen from the University General Education list .
5 Any courses not already required for the major.

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