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What Can You Do With a Degree in Agricultural Science and Leadership?

Our graduates work as high school ag teachers and county extension agents throughout Texas, as well as in various other agricultural science fields.

Texas has an ongoing need for high school ag teachers, and this degree will prepare you to take the Texas teacher certification exam for agricultural science. The practical experience you gain will also give you an advantage when it comes to applying for a variety of agriculture industry jobs, or for graduate school.

  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “Mr. Corey Owens is such an asset within the Agriculture Department. Not only is he knowledgeable in the classes he teaches, he also goes out of his way to develop personal relationships with his students.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Jaelynn Page</strong>, Agricultural Science and Leadership</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “I enjoy teaching students and educating the next generation of agriculture leaders both in and outside the classroom.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/live/news/19150-faculty-spotlight-corey-owens">Corey Owens</a></strong>, Senior Instructor/Research Associate, Department of Agriculture, Class of 2005 and 2007</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “What truly sets the ASU Ag Department apart is the opportunities for internships and our ability to place students in successful careers when they graduate.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/live/news/19150-faculty-spotlight-corey-owens">Corey Owens</a></strong>, Senior Instructor/Research Associate, Department of Agriculture, Class of 2005 and 2007</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “Dr. James Will Dickison has been the best advisor and professor. He hasn’t given up on me and is making sure I am adequately trained for my chosen profession.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Emily Richardson</strong>, Agriculture Science and Leadership, Class of 2026</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “Almost all of my professors have current hands on projects in their field that help you understand the real world side of the agriculture industry.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Jaelynn Page</strong>, Class of 2021, is majoring in agriculture science and leadership</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “The MIR Center/University Ranch is where the rubber meets the road for an Ag major. Here, you get to apply the knowledge learned in the classroom in a real-world setting.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/live/news/19150-faculty-spotlight-corey-owens">Corey Owens</a></strong>, Senior Instructor/Research Associate, Department of Agriculture, Class of 2005 and 2007</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “I loved the agriculture program and knew I wanted to make Angelo State my home away from home.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Emily Richardson</strong>, Agricultural Science and Leadership, Class of 2026</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “The Angelo State Agriculture Department provided me with a multitude of opportunities to seek out potential careers and a great education.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/live/news/19150-faculty-spotlight-corey-owens">Corey Owens</a></strong>, Senior Instructor/Research Associate, Department of Agriculture, Class of 2005 and 2007</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “The Ag Department at ASU offers hands-on learning experiences that cannot be duplicated in a classroom alone.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/live/news/19150-faculty-spotlight-corey-owens">Corey Owens</a></strong>, Senior Instructor/Research Associate, Department of Agriculture, Class of 2005 and 2007</p> </blockquote>
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Why Choose ASU?

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MIR Center

You’ll spend a lot of time at the Management, Instruction and Research Center, our 6,000-acre ASU Ranch. It includes our Mayer-Rousselot Agriculture Education Training Center, where you’ll combine what you learn in class with the hands-on trades and lab skills essential to your career. The ranch is also where we raise cattle, sheep and goats, grow and produce feed, and conduct a variety of range and wildlife management activities.

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Tradition of Excellence

Our agricultural science and leadership graduates have a 100% pass rate on the state TExES teacher certification test for high school agricultural science. Our integrated program of in-class learning and hands-on training leads the way in preparing you to become an ag teacher in Texas.

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Living Learning Community

A section of our Plaza Verde residence hall is reserved for incoming freshman ag majors who will live on campus. Living with fellow ag majors will help you adjust to college life, make new friends and get involved.


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    Challenge Yourself

    Take your education to the next level in the ASU Honors Program. Through special courses, cultural events, research and community engagement, we’ll help you transform your intellectual and personal talents into marketable skills for your future. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in prestigious internships, fellowships and other programs to reach your full potential.

  • Committed to Your Success

    Our Freshman College is a one-stop resource for programs and services that help you transition into college life, improve your communication skills, and engage in active learning. You can also get academic help in the Math Lab and Writing Center, receive peer mentoring and tutoring through Supplemental Instruction, or set up online tutoring sessions.