Future Students

Welcome to ACEL

Are you ready to ACEL-erate your career in agriculture with a degree from the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership?

Our goal is simple.

  • We will prepare you for a multiplicity of agriculturally-engaged professions in information transfer and community transformation.
  • We will connect you with people and places that emphasize the breadth of agriculture, yet focus on the advancement of production practices, processing, natural resources, and communities through communications and formal and non-formal learning systems.
  • ACEL will develop and empower your individual and community leadership capacities.

Teaching excellence is our calling.

  • Real faculty in real time, and enhanced with leading edge learning technologies can ACEL-erate your critical thinking skills.
  • Meaningful learning experiences that purposely merge theory with practices will shift your thinking process.

Classroom and labs are alive with research-based innovation.

  • ACEL faculty are actively engaged in research, investigating relevant problems in both the basic and applied sciences of communications, education, and leadership.
  • Our research-prolific faculty leverage discoveryto practice and bring reality to your classroom.

Your options and opportunities are wide and deep with ACEL.

  • Whether you are a freshmen new to The Ohio State University or a graduate student seeking the PhD, we offer pathways to success in communications (print, electronic, and social media) and technology transfer accented by leadership advancement.
  • Focused on forward thinking models in the broad fields of agriculture, ACEL graduates become tomorrow’s agents of change.
  • We provide you with everything you need to succeed while pursuing your education, including academic advising from award-winning faculty advisers, scholarships, and well respected, nationally recognized student organizations.
  • ACEL takes pride in offering accessible faculty, advanced teaching techniques, and a place where you are recognized by name, hometown, and professional goal.

Come join us.  

Let us ACEL-erate your higher education experience.