University Studies-Leadership (usal-led) Application



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University Studies-Leadership (USAL-LED) Application

The objective of the University Studies Degree is to provide students with an interdisciplinary academic degree with a focus on leadership education. The University Studies Degree includes a minimum of 120 credit hours that must include the following:



  • Leadership Area of Concentration: 24-26 hours

  • University Core Curriculum: 42-43 hours

  • Two Minors: 15-18 hours each

    • At least 1 minor must be from outside the College of Ag & Life

  • General Electives: 16-23 hours


Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to apply for the USAL-LED major, a student must meet the following criteria:



  • Must have a competitive GPR and be in good academic standing.

  • Have completed less than 75 hours.

  • Less than 45 hours: must complete majority of core curriculum and 1 core MATH

  • More than 45 hours: must complete all core curriculum

  • Complete the application and answer all required essays.

  • Must have completed ALED 202 or be currently enrolled


Application Process

To complete your application, students must submit the following:

  1. Completed and signed application form – The entire application must be typed.

  2. Approval signatures for each minor – It is your responsibility to make sure you adhere to all minor requirements, application processes, and deadlines.

  3. Answers to essay questions

  4. Completed University Studies Degree Plan


Application Deadlines

We review applications each semester. To be considered a change of major for a particular semester, you must submit your completed application by 5:00pm on the following deadlines. You may submit your application at any time, but it will only be reviewed after the deadlines below.





Admittance Semester

Deadline

Summer

March 10th

Fall

June 10th

Spring

October 10th


Submit Application Materials Directly To:

Charlene Boggus

Room 276, Ag Life Sciences Building (AGLS)

Department of Ag Leadership, Education & Communications

2116 TAMU - 600 John Kimbrough Boulevard

Texas A&M University

College Station, TX  77843-2116

979-862-3001


Applications must be turned in to our office as a hard copy.


University Studies-Leadership

Application Form


Semester:




Name:




UIN:




Email:




Cell Phone:



I am applying for a Bachelor of Science in University Studies,

with a concentration in Leadership (USAL-LED).


Minor #1:




Minor Advisor

(Please print)






Signature of Approval





Date




Notes (if needed)






Minor #2:




Minor Advisor

(Please print)






Signature of Approval





Date




Notes (if needed)




Statement of Understanding:

Upon approval of my application, I understand that the courses listed on the attached degree plan constitute the requirements for completing the University Studies Degree. I further understand that:




  1. I must earn at least 36 hours of 300-400 level coursework at Texas A&M to be eligible for graduation.

  2. I must fulfill all requirements of the Texas A&M University Core Curriculum including two (2) writing courses and six (6) hours of International and Cultural Diversity courses.

  3. I must have completed 2 years of foreign language in high school or two semesters of foreign language at Texas A&M.

  4. I am bound by all rules contained within the Texas A&M University Catalog that is my catalog of record.

I understand that the University Studies degree offers me flexibility in designing a program of study to meet my educational goals. Because there is some personalization to the degree, I understand and am willing to accept responsibility for the courses proposed and accepted. I understand that I must meet the proposed requirements and any additional University and College requirements for earning this degree.


Signature of Applicant Date


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For Use by USAL-LED Office Only:

Date Completed Application Received: __________________ Received By: ___________________________



Decision: ________________________________________________

University Studies-Leadership

Application Questions
Please answer the following questions. Your answers should be typed,

12-pt font and be about 200-250 words per question.


  1. Overall, why are you interested in a University Studies degree? What two minors you are interested in and why?



  1. How would you describe your degree program to an employer?



  1. Optional Questions:

    1. Is there any additional information you wish for us to take into consideration when reviewing your application?

    2. Is there anything concerning your academic history that you would like for us to know?

Other Notes


  • All Minor courses and Leadership courses must be completed with a C or better

  • You need a cumulative 2.0 GPA to graduate

  • To determine the number of General Elective Hours:

    • Add together the total number of hours of your minors and subtract that total from 53.

    • Example: 53hrs - (18hrs+15hrs)= 20 General Elective Hours

    • Your USAL Advisor will confirm that the General Elective Hours are correct.

  • It is YOUR responsibility to research the minors application process, deadlines, and requirements. You can find a list of all minors offered at Texas A&M here:

http://admissions.tamu.edu/freshmen/whyaggieland/UniquePrograms/colleges/

USAL-LED Sample Degree Plan

Complete this sample degree plan with your required and completed courses.

B.S.: University Studies-Leadership (USAL-LED)

Catalog: Fall 2013

Student Name:




Date:




UIN:










Leadership Area of Concentration (24 hrs)

ALED 202--Intro to Leadership Philosophy

3







ALED 481—Senior Seminar (taken last semester)

3




ALED 301—Personal Leadership Education

3







ALED Upper Level Elective

3




ALED 340-C—Survey of Leadership Theory

3







ALED Upper Level Elective

3




ALED 440-W—Leading Change

3
















ALED 424 – Applied Ethics in Leadership

3










***ALL classes for Area of Concentration & Minors must have a grade of a “C” or better***

Minor #1:




Minor #2:
















































































































General Electives (17-23 HRS)































































































































University Core Curriculum (UCC) (43 hrs)

ENGLISH & COMMUNICATION (6 hrs)




VISUAL /PERFORMING ARTS (3 hrs)

ENGL 104 – Composition & Rhetoric


3







UCC Elective*

3



UCC Elective *

3






SOCIAL SCIENCE (3 hrs)

MATH (6 hrs)




UCC Elective*

3



MATH 141*


3







AMERICAN HISTORY (6 hrs)

MATH 142 or PHIL 240*


3







HIST 105, 106 or 226*

3




NATURAL SCIENCE (8 hrs)




HIST 106, 105 or 226*

3




Tier I Science*

4







POLITICAL SCIENCE (6 hrs)













POLS 206 – American National Govt

3




Tier I or II Science*

3







POLS 207 – State and Local Govt

3







1







KINESIOLOGY (2 hrs)

HUMANITIES (3 hrs)




KINE 199 Req Physical Activity (Taken Pass/Fail)

1




UCC Elective*

3







KINE 198 – Health & Fitness

1




Additional Requirements

International & Cultural Diversity

3




2 semesters of college foreign language OR

2 years of high school foreign language






International & Cultural Diversity

3













12 Hours of 300-400 Level Courses in ALED

36 Hours of 300-400 Level Courses at TAMU

120 Total Degree Hours

 300-400 Level Required

* See Catalog for University Core Curriculum (UCC) Requirements

See Advisor


B.S.: University Studies-Leadership (USAL-LED)

Catalog: Fall 2014

Student Name:




Date:




UIN:










Leadership Area of Concentration (26 hrs)

ALEC 201—Foundations of ALEC

2







ALED 424 – Applied Ethics in Leadership

3




ALED 202—Intro to Leadership Philosophy

3







ALED 481—Senior Seminar (taken last semester)

3




ALED 301—Personal Leadership Education

3







ALED Upper Level Elective

3




ALED 340-C—Survey of Leadership Theory

3







ALED Upper Level Elective

3




ALED 440-W—Leading Change

3










***ALL classes for Area of Concentration & Minors must have a grade of a “C” or better***

Minor #1:




Minor #2:
















































































































General Electives (16-22 HRS)































































































































University Core Curriculum (UCC) (42 HRS)

COMMUNICATION (6 hrs)




CREATIVE ARTS (3 hrs)

UCC Elective*


3







UCC Elective*

3



UCC Elective *

3






SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (3 hrs)

MATHEMATICS (6 hrs)




UCC Elective*

3



UCC Elective *


3







AMERICAN HISTORY (6 hrs)

UCC Elective *


3







UCC Elective *

3




LIFE & PHYSICAL SCIENCES (9 hrs)




UCC Elective *

3




UCC Elective*

3







POLITICAL SCIENCE (6 hrs)

UCC Elective*

3







POLS 206 – American National Govt

3




UCC Elective*

3







POLS 207 – State and Local Govt

3




LANGUAGE, PHILSOPHY, & CULTURE (3 hrs)













UCC Elective*

3
















Additional Requirements

International & Cultural Diversity

3




2 terms of college foreign language or 2 years of high school




High Impact Experience




International & Cultural Diversity

3













21 Hours of 300-400 Level Courses in ALED

36 Hours of 300-400 Level Courses at TAMU

120 Total Degree Hours

 300-400 Level Required

* See Catalog for University Core Curriculum (UCC) Requirements





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