The Department of Agricultural and Extension Education at Virginia Tech is committed to preparing students for success in professions that include formal and non-formal teaching and learning in agriculture, as well as skills for leading agricultural organizations and communities.
Our undergraduate degree in agricultural sciences is a unique program that allows students to work with a faculty advisor to customize an academic program to meet their educational goals. Students in agricultural sciences take a strong core of courses that prepare them to utilize technical content learned in minor areas of study, which are customized to meet individual career goals. This degree can prepare students for entry into many exciting career fields, or it can be used as an excellent pathway to enter and excel in graduate and professional programs.
Graduate degrees in the department are grounded in a personal relationship between student and advisor. Completing a graduate degree in agricultural and extension education at Virginia Tech will give students a distinct advantage in the job market as well-prepared professionals.
Our Leadership and Social Change minor is designed to give students a head start in attaining leadership positions as young professionals. Not only do students learn the basics of leadership theory and practice, but they apply leadership concepts in a experiential environment so the leadership lessons “stick” and are there to draw on in a future career.
We hope that you continue to explore our department on the web, by talking to people, and most importantly, through personal contact with us.
We look forward to discussing your future as a student in Agricultural and Extension Education at Virginia Tech!
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