Develop broad knowledge and skills for working in agriculture literacy, advocacy, extension services and more.
Agricultural Education – B.S. in Agricultural Education, Communications, Leadership and Extension Emphasis
Students within the Agricultural Education – Communications, Leadership and Extension program at Montana State develop professional skills to advocate for the agriculture industry and educate diverse audiences on emerging agricultural issues. Depending on the students’ interests, they can focus on agricultural communications, agricultural extension, or agricultural leadership as part of their course of studies. Regardless of their track, every Agricultural Education – Communications, Leadership and Extension student completes a Leadership Fellows certificate, as well as an internship with an agricultural agency, Extension office or agricultural organization.
Agricultural Education major Tyler Noyes ’22 was one of 14 ambassadors nationwide chosen for the National Teach Ag Campaign, a program from the National Association of Agricultural Education designed to promote community involvement in the agriculture industry to high school students.
At Montana State, undergraduates are offered hands-on experiences in labs, studios, teaching farms and the surrounding wilderness.
The BART Farm
The 400-acre Bozeman Area Research & Teaching (BART) Farm is less than a mile from campus.
Top Public University in Montana
According to the Forbes list of America's Top Colleges, Montana State is the No. 1 public university in the state based on value, post-graduation salary and student experience.
Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.
Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio
Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.
Agricultural Education – Communications, Leadership & Extension students at Montana State University go into careers such as:
- Cooperative Extension Education
- Community & Nonprofit Education
- Agricultural Sales
- Community Development
- Agricultural & Natural Resource Industries
To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available, including self-assessment and working with career coaches.