Agricultural leadership provides you with a deep understanding of leadership theory
and its application. The five core values of the major are commitment to agriculture,
authentic leadership, diversity, critical thinking and professionalism.
Why agricultural leadership at OSU?
The power to motivate people is essential to any organization. As an agricultural
leadership student, you will graduate with a solid foundation in leadership as it
relates to effectively working with people and teams from diverse backgrounds and
experiences. You can take advantage of the major’s flexibility to customize your coursework
according to your career interests.
Leadership is the number one attribute employers seek in new college graduates closely
followed by the ability to work in a team, according to a 2016 study conducted by
the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Agricultural leadership graduates
can look forward to working in one or more of the following fields:
Farm and ranch management
Higher education administration
Human resource development
Leadership education and training
Policy and law
Rural community development
Sales and marketing
$100KIN SCHOLARSHIPS TO UNDERGRAD STUDENTS
annually awarded by the OSU Department of Agricultural Education, Communications
“My favorite part about majoring in agricultural leadership has definitely
been the community of the major itself. We’re a very tight-knit major, and you know
almost every single person in agricultural leadership.”
- Jinyu Burnham Pond Creek, Oklahoma
Agricultural leadership majors complete 10 leadership classes as they prepare to serve
as future leaders and integral team members in the agricultural industry.
The agricultural leadership major offers 18 hours of electives, allowing students
ample flexibility to pursue personal interests.
To best prepare you for the real world, you will be required to complete an internship
or student teaching experience prior to graduation. The opportunity to work at a business
or organization in your field of study or to teach in a high school classroom as part
of your undergraduate experience will prepare and develop you into a well-rounded