The Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology, AECT, is designed for students to customize their career pathways. The AECT curriculum includes a series of core courses that build a solid foundation in agricultural sciences. Students also have the opportunity to concentrate their studies in education, communications, or technology to best match their professional goals. Graduates from the AECT program find careers in which they use their agricultural knowledge as well as their education, communications, and leadership skills. Recent AECT graduates are working as agricultural education teachers, public relations professionals, and agricultural technology service managers.



Commencement - May 13-14
ACE - June 13-16
NACTA - June 21-24
ALE - July 8-14
AMS - July 23-27
Fall semester starts - Aug. 22

Recent Department Awards

Morgan Marley - John W. White Outstanding Undergraduate
Maggie Jo Hansen - Bumpers College Distinguished Scholar, M.S.
Austin Hamm - Outstanding Transfer Student
Victoria Maloch - Truman Scholar
Kristina Bautista - NACTA Outstanding Graduate Student
Dr. Graham - NACTA Outstanding Educator
Dr. Rucker - U of A ASG Outstanding Faculty
Emily Hawkins and Jessica Guinn - Graduate Student Congress

Department News

Homecoming top 20

Congratulations to AECT students Lauren Cheevers and Victoria Maloch! Cheevers and Maloch were both nominated for the homecoming court by ACT. They both advanced to the top 20 and Maloch earned a spot in the 2016 Homecoming Court!

Check out the spring newsletter!

Our departmental newsletter features stories written by AECT students about the latest things going on in the department. Learn more about the department's award winning faculty and students, international experiences, new leadership minor, college credit for high school students, and upcoming events.

Read the latest edition of AR Culture magazine!

Our college's student-produced magazine includes timely feature stories about Bumpers College students, faculty and alumni.  This award-winning magazine targets an audience of prospective students and their families, alumni and supporters of the Bumpers College, and current students and faculty.