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
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
To complete your application, students must submit the following: Completed and signed application form – The entire application must be typed.
Approval signatures for each minor – It is your responsibility to make sure you adhere to all minor requirements, application processes, and deadlines.
Answers to essay questions
Completed University Studies Degree Plan
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.
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:
I must earn at least 36 hours of 300-400 level coursework at Texas A&M to be eligible for graduation.
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.
I must have completed 2 years of foreign language in high school or two semesters of foreign language at Texas A&M.
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.