Undergraduate Students

To apply to our undergraduate program click here

Admissions will require a complete application. A complete application consists of:

  • Submitted application
  • Official high school transcripts (and/or college transcripts, if applicable)
  • Application processing fee
  • Test scores (ACT or SAT) are required for freshmen merit based scholarships or The Honors College consideration.
  • Admissions will complete a review before test scores are submitted, so please don't wait to apply!

Major Areas: 

Agricultural Technology Management and Education (AGTE) - Main Campus

The Agricultural Technology Management and Education option is a major intended for main campus students and has three emphasis options: Agricultural Technology Management (AGT), Leadership and Communication (LCE), and Teaching (ATMED). 

Agricultural Systems Management (ASM)  -  Yuma 

The Agricultural Systems Management option is a unique academic major designed to meet the educational needs of a specialized agricultural economy in Yuma County.


Agricultural Technology Management and Education Core Requirements

AED 195A Introduction to Agricultural Education
AGTM 100 Principles and Practices in Agricultural Mechanics
AGTM 350 Applications in Agricultural Mechanics 
AED 310 Youth Leadership Development
ALC 437 Methods of Facilitating Learning
ALC 422 Communicating Knowledge in Agriculture and the Life Sciences
AGTM 330 or AGTM 351 or AGTM 200 Agricultural Mechanics II
ECON 200 Basic Economic Issues
ACCT 200 Introduction to Financial Accounting
ENVS 200 & 201 Introduction to Soil Science Lecture and Laboratory 
ENTO  Entomology Course
 

AGTE Degree Checklist


Agricultural Technology Management and Education Program Options

The Department of Agricultural Education offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Technology Management and Education with an option in the following areas:

Agricultural Education (ATMED - Teacher Certification)

The programs of study in agricultural education prepare students for entering careers in teaching agricultural education in 9th-12th grade classrooms. These positions require preparation in basic sciences, technical agriculture, knowledge of the principles and techniques of the teaching-learning process, communication skills and the ability to work with people.

Agricultural Leadership and Communication (LCE)

The Leadership and Communication option prepares students to become effective leaders, ambassadors, and/or advocates for the agriculture industry at local, state, national, and international levels.

Agricultural Technology Management (AGT)

This option offers training in agricultural technology, environmental protection, communication, business, and economics. The six focus areas include: Controlled Environment Agriculture, Field Crop Production and Management, Information Systems, Ornamental Landscaping/Horticulture Management, Turf Grass Management, and Animal Agriculture.


Advising

Breanna Watkins, Academic Advisor for all students with majors or minors in Agricultural Technology Management & Education.

Click here to schedule an advising appointment. 

Email: brej12@email.arizona.edu  |  Office: Saguaro Hall, room 206

Agricultural Technology Management and Education Minor 

The Agricultural Tech Management and Education (AGTE) Minor is designed to engage students in leadership, communication, and educational strategies. These strategies will prepare young professionals for a successful career experience. 

Requirements:

Complete the following courses: 

ALC 437 Methods of Facilitating Learning 
ALC 409 Team and Organizational Leadership
ALC 411 Principles and Applications of Organizational Innovation
ALC 422 Communicating Knowledge in Agriculture and the Life Sciences

 

Select eight units from the following: 

AED 195A Introduction to Agricultural Education (1 Credit)
AED 295B Heritage and Traditions of the University of Arizona (2 Credits)
AGTM 350 Applications in Agricultural Mechanics 
AED 310 Youth Leadership Development
ALC 309 Leadership Principles and Practices 
 

Other minor requirements: 

  • A minimum of 18 units are required in the minor.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in the minor coursework.
  • A minimum of 3 units in the minor must be taken at the University of Arizona.
  • A minimum of 9 upper division units are required in the minor.

 

Students interested in declaring a minor in AGTE must meet with an academic advisor in the Department of Agricultural Education Technology and Innovation. 

Click here to schedule an advising appointment. 


Coming Soon: Life Sciences Education Minor 


Certificate in Agricultural Leadership and Innovation 

The Undergraduate Certificate in Agricultural Leadership and Innovation offers students interested in pursuing any profession within agriculture and the life sciences, as well as those generally interested in serving as agents of change, an opportunity to develop and enhance leadership skills that include, but are not limited to, the ability to develop and lead innovative programs and initiatives within agriculture and the life science industry, community organizations, and government agencies, facilitate team development, and engage in a range of entrepreneurial strategies aimed at the diffusion of innovation and the creation of meaningful change.

Requirements:

Complete the following courses: 

ALC 410 Entrepreneurial Leadership in Agriculture and the Life Sciences 
ALC 411 Principles and Applications of Organizational Innovation

 

Select two of the following courses:

ALC 309 Leadership Principles and Practices
ALC 409 Team and Organizational Leadership
AREC 315 Agribusiness Economics and Management
AED 310 Youth Leadership Development
ALC 309 Leadership Principles and Practices 


Advising

Breanna Watkins, Academic Advisor for all students with majors or minors in Agricultural Technology Management & Education.

Click here to schedule an advising appointment. 

Email: brej12@email.arizona.edu  |  Office: Saguaro Hall, room 206

Undergraduate Advising

Breanna Watkins, Academic Advisor for all students with majors or minors in Agricultural Technology Management & Education.

Click here to schedule an advising appointment. 

Email: brej12@email.arizona.edu  |  Office: Saguaro Hall, room 206


Your advisor can assist you with:

  • Discussing / declaring the major or minor
  • Course selection
  • Clarifying degree requirements, policies, and procedures
  • Connecting to campus resources
  • Internships / volunteering / study abroad
  • SAP Appeal forms / Academic Probation
  • Transferring to the UA and evaluation of transfer credit
  • Degree checks 
  • Exploring and developing your academic, career, and personal goals
  • Any other questions or concerns

Advising

Breanna Watkins, Academic Advisor for all students with majors or minors in Agricultural Technology Management & Education.

Click here to schedule an advising appointment. 

Email: brej12@email.arizona.edu  |  Office: Saguaro Hall, room 206