Undergraduate Programs

The department offers two majors:
Agricultural & Extension Education and Agricultural Extension & Community Development
Students majoring in Agricultural & Extension Education may choose from three options:

  • Teaching
  • Agricultural Communications
  • or Advanced Technology Education

Students majoring in Agricultural Extension & Community Development may choose from three options:

  • Extension
  • Government and Industry
  • or International Agriculture

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B.S. in Agricultural & Extension Education

Agricultural & Extension Education – Teaching Option: prepares students to teach agriculture and natural resources in a middle and high school setting.

Agricultural & Extension Education – Advanced Technology Education Option: prepares students for a career in the technology industry through hands-on experience through classes and internships.

Agricultural & Extension Education – Agricultural Communication Option: prepares students for careers in print and broadcast media, public relations, photo-journalism, and advertising/marketing related to agriculture, food, and natural resources.

B.S. in Agricultural Extension and Community Development

Prepares students for a broad spectrum of domestic and international positions in government agencies and non-governmental organizations that deal with agricultural community development issues and natural resources (e.g. Cooperative Extension Service, USDA, NMDA, Peace Corps, and World Neighbors).

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Undergraduate Minors

The department offers two minors: Agricultural and Extension Education and Agricultural and Natural Resource Leadership

Scholarships & Financial Aid

We recognize scholarships and other financial assistance can be a critical portion of your academic experience. As such, we encourage you to annually apply for NMSU Scholar Dollars, as well as complete the FAFSA. Read more about financial assistance available through the College of ACES.

2022 Awards

  • Sam Steel Award - Dr. Chaddy Robinson
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Agricultural & Extension Education
NMSU Gerald Thomas Hall Rm 111
PO Box 30003 MSC 3501
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003
Phone: 575-646-4511