Jun 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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


Advisors
Richards, Stephens, West, Lay

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 community engagement and leadership development concentration is designed for students who want to develop leadership skills and pursue careers in extension, government, community or youth organizations, business/industry, or international environments.

Students who have an Associate of Science or Associate of Science in Teaching degree from a regionally accredited community college or have completed the Natural Science Electives, the first-year composition sequence, and Biological Science Electives may complete the Community Engagement and Leadership Development Concentration as an ALEC Distance Education student.

uTrack Requirements


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.

Term 1


Credit Hours 15


Term 1 Milestone Notes


  • 2.5 cumulative GPA

Credit Hours 15


Term 2 Milestone Notes


  • 2.5 cumulative GPA

Term 3


  • 1 Agricultural Core Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • 4,6 Biological Sciences Electives 4 Credit Hours *
  • 5,8,9 Community Engagement Elective 3 Credit Hours

Credit Hours 14


Term 3 Milestone Notes


  • 2.7 cumulative GPA

Term 4


  • 1 Agricultural Core Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • 4,6 Biological Sciences Electives 4 Credit Hours *
  • 6,10 Engaged Inquiries  Elective 3 Credit Hours *
  • 3,8 Unrestricted Elective 3 Credit Hours

Credit Hours 16


Term 4 Milestone Notes


  • 2.7 cumulative GPA

Term 5


  • 1 Agricultural Core Elective 3 Credit Hours (300-400 level)
  • 5,8,9 Community Engagement Electives 6 Credit Hours
  • 3,8 Unrestricted Elective 2 Credit Hours

Credit Hours 15


Term 5 Milestone Notes


  • 2.7 cumulative GPA

Term 6


  • 1 Agricultural Core Elective 3 Credit Hours (300-400 level)
  • 5,8,9 Community Engagement Electives 6 Credit Hours
  • 2,6 Expanded Perspectives  Elective 3 Credit Hours *

Credit Hours 15


Term 6 Milestone Notes


  • 2.7 cumulative GPA

Credit Hours 15


Term 7 Milestone Notes


  • 2.7 cumulative GPA

Term 8


  • 1 Agricultural Core Elective 3 Credit Hours (300-400 level)

Credit Hours 15


  • No milestones

Total Credit Hours 120


Footnotes


  1. Knoxville campus students interested in pursuing a career as an agriculture and natural resources Extension agent should complete 18 hours in one Herbert College of Agriculture department (not ALEC). Students are strongly encouraged to declare a minor in that department; however, if the minor requires less than 18 hours, students will need to take additional hours within the same department. Distance education students can select any course in the Herbert College of Agriculture not already required in the major.
  2. Chosen from the Volunteer Core  list.
  3. Any course not already required for the major
  4. Select sequence (8 hours) from BIOL 101 *-BIOL 102 *, BIOL 150 *-BIOL 160 *-BIOL 159 *, or BIOL 158 -BIOL 168 *-BIOL 167 *.
  5. Community Engagement elective chosen from ALEC 325 *, ALEC 483 , ALEC 485 *; CFS 210 *, CFS 213 , CFS 220 *, CFS 240 , CFS 320 *, or CFS 360 ; COUN 333 *, COUN 460 , or COUN 480 *; CSE 300 *; PSYC 235 , PSYC 335 , PSYC 409 , PSYC 450 , PSYC 454 , PSYC 459 , PSYC 461 , PSYC 470 , PSYC 471 *, PSYC 472 , PSYC 475 , or PSYC 481 *; PUBH 201 *, PUBH 315 , PUBH 401 , or PUBH 430 ; SOCI 342 , SOCI 360 *, SOCI 363 *, or SOCI 375 ; WGS 200 * or WGS 370 *. Distance Education students may select alternative courses in consultation with their academic advisor.
  6. Distance Education students who have earned the A.S. degree from a Tennessee community college or university can apply A.S. coursework to meet this requirement. Distance Education students who have earned an A. S. degree from a regionally accredited community college or university and have met the Volunteer Core requirements can apply A.S coursework to meet this requirement. 
  7. Distance Education students can satisfy the ALEC 434 * requirement by substituting ALEC 493 .  
  8. Distance Education students who have earned the A.S. degree from a Tennessee community college or university or from a regionally accredited community college can apply A.S. coursework to meet this requirement.
  9. Knoxville campus students interested in pursuing a career in family and consumer sciences Extension should select 18 hours from CFS 210 *, CFS 213 , CFS 220 *, CFS 240 , CFS 320 *, CFS 360 ; HTM 101 , HTM 341; NUTR 100 *, NUTR 302 ; PUBH 201 *, and PUBH 315 .
  10. Any approved Engaged Inquiries  elective except those with an ALEC prefix.

* Meets Volunteer Core Requirement .