Agricultural & Extension Education | LSU Majors

Agricultural & Extension Education

You are interested in sharing your passion for agriculture with others. You want to develop leadership skills and be prepared to communicate to the public about agriculture. 

About Agricultural & Extension Education

This broad-based curriculum encompasses all areas of agriculture and offers you unique opportunities for professional and leadership development, hands-on learning across the state, and participation in faculty-led research. Available concentrations will prepare you for teaching in secondary schools or for careers in extension, business, government, or industry.

Concentrations Available:

  • Agricultural Leadership and Development - This broad-based curriculum covers all areas of technical agriculture as well as leadership, communications, and informal instruction. Unique opportunities for professional and leadership development, coupled with hands-on learning, will prepare you to communicate with various audiences. 
  • Teaching in Formal Education- Brighten the future. Learn hands-on lessons in agriculture, science, and education. This concentration prepares students to teach agriculture in the state of Louisiana and positively impact young lives. 

Possible Careers

  • Agricultural education programs administrator 
  • Extension service youth programs manager 
  • 4-H coordinator 
  • Teacher

Program Requirements

Once you're an LSU student, you'll need to meet the requirements below to continue pursuing this major.

  • 2.0 GPA in all coursework (2.5 GPA for transfer)
  • 2.0 cumulative GPA in courses toward degree requirements
  • grade of "C" or better in ENGL 1001 and MATH 1021 or higher

Senior College

College of Agriculture


B.S., Bachelor of Science

Course Load by Subject Area

  • Agriculture: Medium Intensity
  • Communication:  Medium Intensity
  • Electives:  Low Intensity
  • Science:   Low Intensity

Learn more about course loads and subject areas

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