Community Leadership

Community Leadership is designed to equip students with knowledge and skills to be effective leaders and educators. Students have the opportunity to specialize in the following areas:

Community and Extension Education This specialization prepares students to become extension educators and leaders to promote positive change through learning and partnerships that strengthen individuals, families, and communities. Students completing this program earn the degree Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.  
Leadership This specialization prepares students with the capacity to embrace change and lead others in adapting, managing, and directing change in an individual, organization, or community context. Students completing this program earn the degree Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.  
Possible Career Options
Community and Extension Education After-School Educator Extension Educator
Extension Program Assistant Non-Profit Specialist
Volunteer Coordinator Youth Leader
Youth Outreach Coordinator  
Leadership Leadership Development Specialist Member Services Specialist
Non-Profit Organization Director Training and Development Officer
Volunteer Coordinator  
Classes and Curriculum
Community and Extension Education Students will complete courses in program planning, human development, leadership, communication, and non-formal education.
Leadership Students will complete coursework in personal development, leadership, teamwork, ethics, diversity, and communication.
After Graduation
Community and Extension Education 83.3% 16.7% 0% $37,768
Leadership 100% 0% 0% $36,000

* Numbers are based on responses from graduates at six months post-graduation date.

Getting Involved
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Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT)

ACT is a national organization designed for students who want to pursue a profession in Agricultural Communication. Ohio State's chapter is actively involved in professional development, service, and social programs. The organization is open to any Ohio State student.

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Agricultural Education Society

The Agricultural Education Society is the oldest student organization on The Ohio State University campus. More than 125 years old, the organization is steeped in the tradition of providing enriching experiences to students interested in agricultural education. The organization is open to any Ohio State student. 

Emily Wickham
Student Services Coordinator
Department of Agricultural, Communication, Education, and Leadership
(614) 247-6358


Hannah Zimmerman
Coordinator of Prospective Student Services
(614) 247-6685