Agricultural Communication - BS

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

About This Degree

USU is the only university in the state where students can get a degree in agricultural communication. There is a high demand for communication professionals with knowledge and background in agriculture because the agriculture-related industry, from farming and livestock to food production and human nutrition, encompasses a significant portion of careers worldwide.

What You Will Learn

Students in this degree take coursework in a variety of agricultural disciplines, including animal science, plant science, agricultural economics, nutrition, and landscape architecture. They also take courses in video production, photography, graphic design, website design, marketing and sales, and agricultural communication. This training provides students with the basic knowledge to draw from as they communicate the importance of the food and fiber industry.

Career And Outcomes

Career Opportunities

An agricultural communication degree can lead to career opportunities with public relations and advertising agencies, government agencies, commodity promotion groups, agricultural publications, radio and TV stations, colleges, non-profit, and other organizations.

With a degree in agricultural communication, students can pursue the following careers:

  • Videographer
  • Reporter
  • Radio broadcaster
  • Agricultural information specialist
  • Agricultural communications educator
  • Lobbyist
  • Photographer
  • Extension agent
  • Congressional aide
  • Free-lance writer/editor
  • Graphic designer
  • Marketing specialist
  • Web content manager
  • Communication specialist
  • Corporate, government communicator
  • Event planner
  • Advertising/sales agent
  • Technical writer
  • Educational material developers
  • Editor
  • Project Coordinator
  • Director of Communications
  • Public Relations Executive
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Content Manager
  • Media Relations Manager

The Career and Design Center provides counseling and information on hundreds of job and internship opportunities and even helps students apply and interview.

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We will build on your goals and experiences while working together to design an individualized semester-by-semester plan. Your personalized plan will help you see a path from where you are now on to graduation. Even if you are unsure of the major you would like to pursue, we can help with resources and ideas.

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Admission Requirements

In addition to Utah State University’s admissions requirements, the agricultural communication program has additional requirements:

  • Freshmen: New freshmen admitted to USU in good standing qualify for admission to this major.
  • Transfer Students: Transfer students from other institutions and students transferring from other USU majors need a 2.5 total GPA for admission to this major.

International students have additional admissions requirements.

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