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Agricultural and Extension EducationMajor

As the need for worldwide agriculture education and food production grows, our program is preparing future leaders to meet these demands.

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One of only three Agricultural and Extension Education programs in the northeast


What is Agricultural and Extension Education at WVU like?


Our program prepares you for agricultural teaching, extension, production and technical agriculture positions — as well as other roles in government, industry or entrepreneurship where communication and leadership skills are required.

The curriculum caters to the demands of industry, as evidenced by the high employment rates of our graduates.

Agricultural and Extension Education majors choose one of three areas of emphasis:

  • Agriculture Teacher Education
  • Extension Education
  • Agricultural and Environmental Technology

And, while you'll graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary for succeeding in those areas, you 'll also be ready to take on other career paths – from marketing and selling to research and development.

Agricultural and Extension Education program highlights:

At a Glance

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Areas of Emphasis

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Fast Facts

What makes Agricultural and Extension Education at WVU unique?

Research and Academic Opportunities

  • Students can work with faculty and participate as presenters at the American Association for Agricultural Educators Regional meeting.
  • Typically, teachers must go through a special training to become certified to teach curriculum for agricultural science education (CASE). Our students have the unique advantage of earning their CASE certification as they earn their degree.

Living-Learning Communities (LLCs)

Live, study and pursue outside-the-classroom learning in a residence hall community that shares your interests:

Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU. Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

Student Organizations

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How does this degree prepare students for a career?

Our graduates pursue many career paths:

Education: high school agriculture teacher, county extension agent, middle school agriculture teacher, principals (middle school and/or high school) and college/university instructor/professor.

Government: Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency, state soil conservation services, state departments of agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture and state beef councils.

Business: Graduates have gone to positions as farmers/ranchers, farm managers, meat inspectors, owners/operators of nursery or landscape companies, field supervisors for poultry producers, managers at Farm Supply Agency, managers for livestock breeders and jobs in sales, marketing or public relations. Graduates have also found employment at Farm Credit Agency and artificial insemination companies (or DNA companies).

Possible Careers

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's Agricultural and Extension Education major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license.


Graduates from this major have gone to work at:


What are the courses like in Agricultural and Extension Education at WVU?

Plan of Study

Check out a program overview, learning goals, course descriptions and suggested plan of study for WVU's Agricultural and Extension Education major.

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Popular Courses

AGEE 101:
Global Food and Agricultural Industry

Examination of the history and current developments, structures, functions, and importance of the international food and agricultural industry; issues, concerns and interrelationships and their impacts on American agriculture and society.

AGEE 220:
Group Organization and Leadership

Study of the impact of leaders and organized groups on societies. Role of groups in conveying cultural norms. Principles and techniques involved in forming and directing organizations in providing effective leadership.

AGEE 421:
Agricultural and Natural Resource Communications

Procedures and practices in developing, interpreting, and communicating agricultural and natural resource information; emphasis on visual materials and effective presentations. (3 hr. lec.)

Cost and Aid

How much does Agricultural and Extension Education at WVU cost? And how can you save?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates are available on our tuition website. Anyone who is not a current West Virginia resident, including international students, will be charged non-resident rates.

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Ways to Save

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Extra Merit-based Scholarships

Incoming freshmen to the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design may qualify for Innovators scholarships based on GPA. No additional application is necessary. These scholarships are in addition to University scholarships.

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Ohio Tuition Reciprocity

As the result of a special agreement, students from Ohio who are fully admitted to Agricultural and Extension Education can enroll at WVU and pay in-state tuition rates. Students must be admitted to both the University and this major.

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Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU.

Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

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What are the requirements to apply for Agricultural and Extension Education at WVU?

To be admitted to WVU's Agricultural and Extension Education major, you must meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2024-25 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

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