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B.S. Agricultural Education
Professionals who understand global agricultural and natural resources systems are in demand everywhere -- in food and fiber industries, in schools and universities, and in government agencies.
A degree in Agricultural Education from N.C. A&T will prepare you for a rewarding career teaching and communicating about agrisciences to high school students, to agribusiness professionals and to the agricultural community.
The program offers two degrees, depending on your career goals:
- Bachelor of Science - Agricultural Education (Agricultural Professional Service)
For students seeking careers in Cooperative Extension or other government agencies, or in agribusiness and industry.
- Bachelor of Science - Agricultural Education (Secondary Education)
For students seeking careers teaching agriscience in middle and high schools. Graduates are eligible to apply for the agricultural education teaching license in North Carolina. Students majoring in this concentration will also have to be admitted to the Teacher Education Program at N.C. A&T.
Both concentrations provide an education in all areas of agricultural sciences, including animal sciences, agribusiness management, plant and soil sciences, natural resources and environmental sciences, biological engineering, and family and consumer sciences. Leadership and communication skills are emphasized throughout both curriculums. Please see the Undergraduate Bulletin for both curriculums.
Many of our graduates go on for advanced degrees, qualifying them for careers in research, business, legal or management professions. A popular advanced degree is the Master’s in Agricultural Education.
You will find graduates of our program in the following careers:
- Teaching agricultural sciences in high schools
- Marketing and sales for agribusiness
- Conservation and environmental education for parks or schools
- Human resources management
- Cooperative Extension
- International agricultural development
- Agricultural and environmental law
- Agricultural communications and media
- Federal and state government, including the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Undergraduate majors in Agricultural Education must complete 128 semester hours of University courses. Students must earn an average grade of “C” in all Agricultural Education courses in order to meet the major field requirements. Students in Agricultural Education (Secondary Education) concentration also must earn a minimum grade point average of 2.8 to be admitted to the Teacher Education Program, in addition to other admission requirements.
Teacher Education Program
Students majoring in Agricultural Education (Secondary Education) must also be admitted to the Teacher Education Program at N.C. A&T after completion of the freshman year. Students must earn a minimum grade point average of 2.8 to be admitted to this program, in addition to several other program requirements. Your advisor can give you more details and information about this requirement.
The admission of students to the undergraduate degree program is based upon the general admission requirements of the University.
For more details about the curriculum for a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education, please see the Undergraduate Bulletin, or contact Dr. Antoine Alston firstname.lastname@example.org, coordinator of the Agricultural Education Program
Please ask us more about what a degree in Agricultural Education can do for you. Contact:
Dr. Antoine Alston
Agricultural Education Program Coordinator
Room 251 Carver Hall
Fax: (336) 334-7257
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
1601 E. Market St.
Greensboro, NC 27411