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This interdisciplinary minor, in conjunction with the successful completion of the degree program, provides the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to assume leadership, supervisory, or management positions in private companies and nonprofit organizations.

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.


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Because the minor is interdisciplinary, it draws on the expertise of faculty and staff in colleges across campus, which may include Agricultural and Life Sciences, Business, Health and Human Performance, Journalism and Communications, and Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The minor is open to all students, although admission is by application. A cumulative 3.0 GPA is necessary and the minor must be added before a student completes 90 credits. Students must earn a minimum grade of B in AEC 3414 to continue in the minor.

Required Courses

AEC 3414Leadership Development3
Select two:6
Working with People: Interpersonal Leadership Skills
Leadership for Personal and Organizational Change
Communication and Leadership in Groups and Teams
Global Leadership
Organizational Leadership for Nonprofits
Communications elective3
Ethics elective3-4
Total Credits15-16

Approved Electives

Communications Elective

AEC 3030CEffective Oral Communication3
AEC 3033CResearch and Business Writing in Agricultural and Life Sciences3
AEC 3073Intercultural Communication3
COM 4930Special Topics in Communication (Organizational Communication)3
COM 4930Special Topics in Communication (Nonverbal Communication)3
ENC 2210Technical Writing3
ENC 3254Professional Writing in the Discipline3
GEB 3213Professional Writing in Business3
GEB 3218Professional Speaking in Business3
MMC 4302World Communication Systems3
SDS 4410Interpersonal Communication Skills3
SPC 2608Introduction to Public Speaking3

Ethics Elective

AEB 4126Agricultural and Natural Resource Ethics3
BUL 4310The Legal Environment of Business4
FYC 4114Ethical Issues in Family, Youth and Community Sciences3
JOU 4700Problems and Ethics of Journalism in Society3
PHI 2630Contemporary Moral Issues3
PHI 3693Ethics of Communication3
PHI 4662Ethical Theory 13
POS 3263Policy, Ethics and Public Leadership3
RTV 3432Ethics and Problems in Media3