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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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


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Advisors

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 Interdisciplinary Agriculture concentration is designed for students who want to develop leadership and communication skills and pursue careers in or related to agriculture.  

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 Interdisciplinary Agriculture Concentration as an ALEC Distance Education student. 

Students are encouraged to utilize stackable credentials (e.g., certificate programs) and minors in the Herbert College of Agriculture to complete the agricultural core electives.

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


  • 2.0 cumulative GPA

Term 2


Credit Hours 15


Term 2 Milestone Notes


  • 2.0 cumulative GPA

Term 3


  • 1 Agricultural Core Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • 1 Agricultural Core Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • 4,5 Biological Sciences  Electives 4 Credit Hours *
  • 3,5 Unrestricted Elective 1 Credit Hour

Credit Hours 14


Term 3 Milestone Notes


  • 2.0 cumulative GPA

Term 4


Credit Hours 16


Term 4 Milestone Notes


  • 2.0 cumulative GPA

Term 5


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

Credit Hours 15


Term 5 Milestone Notes


  • 2.0 cumulative GPA

Term 6


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

Credit Hours 15


Term 6 Milestone Notes


  • 2.0 cumulative GPA

Term 7


  • 1 Agricultural Core Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • 3,5 Unrestricted Elective 3 Credit Hours

Credit Hours 15


Term 7 Milestone Notes


  • 2.0 cumulative GPA

Term 8


  • 1 Agricultural Core Elective 3 Credit Hours (300-400 level)
  • 3,5 Unrestricted Elective 3 Credit Hours

Credit Hours 15


Term 8 Milestone Notes


  • No milestones

Total Credit Hours 120


Footnotes


  1. Some careers addressed by this program may require strong emphasis in a particular department (e.g., UT Extension jobs require 18 hours within a Herbert College of Agriculture department outside of ALEC). Students will select courses in the Herbert College of Agriculture not already required in the major or in a closely related field in consultation with their academic advisor.
  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. Students who have earned the A.S. degree from a Tennessee community college or university can apply A.S. coursework to meet this requirement. 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.
  6. Any approved Engaged Inquiries  elective except those with an ALEC prefix

* Meets Volunteer Core  Requirement.

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