Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications

College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences


What is Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications?

In this major, you’ll learn how to take an interdisciplinary approach to modern agricultural problems. You’ll focus on topics like how people work together and lead their peers, how to learn from and educate others, and how to communicate and report on agricultural issues. You’ll apply directly into one of the following concentrations:

Career Options

  • Advertising
  • Broadcasting
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Extension
  • Governmental Affairs
  • Human Resources
  • Journalism & Publishing
  • Product & Sales Support
  • Public Relations
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Training & Organizational Development

Post-Graduation Success1

88% employed or continuing education

62% employed after graduation

26% attending graduate school

$47,120 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Cargill, Monsanto, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Veterinary Medicine, Rush University View All

Review Criteria

First-Year Major-Specific Criteria

  • See the individual concentrations for specific criteria

View All Review Criteria

Transfer Criteria

Transfer Guide

Graduation & Retention2

4.0 years to degree

95% first-year retention rate

Four-year graduation rate: N/A

Six-year graduation rate: N/A

Annual Program Costs3

Tuition has not yet been determined for this program.