Extension Education


This minor supplements the extension education major and prepares students for careers in the cooperative extension service. The minor offers coursework in nonformal and formal educational methods, adult education, leadership, youth programs, and communication methods along with field experience.

About this Program

Department Information

The UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication is a group of faculty, staff and students committed to connecting people with agriculture through agricultural communication, education, leadership development and Extension education.


Email | 352.392.0502

P.O. BOX 110540
341 Buckman Drive


With advisor approval, all undergraduates in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences are eligible for this minor. Students in other colleges can also enroll with approval of the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication.

Required Courses

AEC 3209Instructional and Event Planning in Agricultural and Life Sciences3
or AEC 4200 Teaching Methods in Agricultural Education
AEC 3313Development and Role of Extension Education3
AEC 4500Program Development and Evaluation3
or FYC 4622 Planning and Evaluating Family, Youth and Community Science Programs
Approved electives6
Total Credits15

Approved Electives

AEC 3065Issues in Agricultural and Life Sciences3
AEC 3073Intercultural Communication3
AEC 3413Working with People: Interpersonal Leadership Skills3
AEC 3414Leadership Development3
AEC 4031The Communication Process in Agricultural and Life Sciences3
AEC 4052Communication Campaign Strategies in Agricultural and Life Sciences3
AEC 4417Leadership for Personal and Organizational Change3
AEC 4434Communication and Leadership in Groups and Teams3
AEC 4944Cooperative Extension Internship (only three credits count toward the minor)4-6
FYC 4408Organizational Leadership for Nonprofits3