Agricultural Communications and Journalism

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Texas A&M University
Department or unit: 
Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications
Degree type(s): 
Degree(s) offered: 
B.S., M.S. (thesis and non-thesis option), Ph.D
Program description: 

The Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications (ALEC) is the largest of the 14 academic departments in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M, with an undergraduate enrollment surpassing 1,300 students and 78 graduate students for the fall 2019 semester,  34 faculty members, and 11 degree and certificate programs.

ALEC includes a student-centered faculty and staff offering undergraduate degrees leading to professional careers. Using a blend of asynchronous and synchronous courses, our programs offer a unique combination of practical, hands-on experiences and critical people skills required for success in today’s fast-paced careers. We offer four minors, in specific areas, that provide our students with foundational knowledge and concepts required for success in future careers such as communication specialists, Extension educators, and students seeking positions as leaders in domestic or international settings. Texas A&M University is noted for its comprehensive graduate degree programs. ALEC is noted for having prestige faculty to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills to become global ready leaders in academia, industry, and public services.